Father of the bride wedding dance goes viral thanks to unexpected routine

A video of a bride and her dad performing a dance mash-up in place of the traditional father-daughter dance has gone viral.

In the YouTube clip Mikayla Ellison Phillips and dad Nathan Ellison perform a four-minute choreographed routine.

They surprised guests by beginning with what appears to be a slow dance to Bob Carlisle’s 'Butterfly Kisses' but rapidly changed tempo to MC Hammer’s 'U Can't Touch This'.

Mikayla Ellison Phillips, 25, is a trained dancer and met her husband, fellow performer Cody Phillips, at their University's dance team in Provo, Utah.

The pair performed a choreographed dance that surprised guests Credit: Bethnany Petersen/BP Film & Photo

It took a week to perfect the routine according to Mikayla, who told ABC News: “I’ve danced my whole life but my dad hasn’t.

“Every night [in the week] prior to the wedding we’d run through it a few times.

"I think since we’d talked about it for years that it was pretty easy for it to come together.

''I’m the oldest and the only girl so that was my dad’s only chance to do something like this. He for years has talked about doing that and he finally convinced me.”

Mikayla, a trained dancer, taught her dad a range of moves Credit: Bethnany Petersen/BP Film & Photo