Doggy dance-off! Adorable moment Archie the sprocker spaniel 'copies' owner's salsa steps [Video]


Doggy dance-off! Adorable moment Archie the sprocker spaniel ‘copies’ his owner’s salsa steps

  • Trained ballet dancer Trevor Miller, 57, is teaching jazz moves to spaniel Archie  
  • The 10-month old sprocker loves dancing at home in Bolton, Greater Manchester
  • Archie was filmed as Mr Miller stepped out to David Benoit’s ‘Life is like a Samba’
  • The pooch then copied the routine in a video taken by Mr Miller’s wife Linda, 54


This is the cute moment an excited spaniel has a dance off with his owner, as he appears to mimic his jazz moves. 

Linda Miller and her husband Trevor, 57, spend every Friday evening spinning vinyl and dancing at home in Bolton, Greater Manchester.

On February 11 however, their 10-month-old sprocker spaniel appeared eager to join in with Mr Miller’s moves and Linda, 54, filmed Archie tip tapping his paws on the vinyl floor.

Footage shows the excited spaniel, its eyes fixed firmly on the tennis ball at Mr Miller’s feet, getting increasingly excited as he did some quick steps to David Benoit’s ‘Life is like a Samba’.

Archie watched patiently for his turn before copying the routine, even ending with a big flourish just like he’d seen.

Trevor Miller, 57, pictured with his ten-month-old spaniel Archie - who loves to copy his dance moves

Trevor Miller, 57, pictured with his ten-month-old spaniel Archie – who loves to copy his dance moves 

A sprocker is a cross between a springer spaniel and a cocker spaniel. 

Mrs Miller said: ‘Archie loves our music nights and usually just watches his dad dance away. This particular night though was purely spontaneous and unplanned or edited.

‘Archie blew us away with his Jazz dance etiquette, where you wait until your opponent has finished to then try to out dance them.

‘It was absolutely amazing and so unreal to watch. He utterly loved it.

‘We have a vast vinyl collection of all genres of music so every Friday evening we love to spin some vinyl and have a dance.

‘Trevor has a long dance history. He left his hometown of Bolton in 1984 to join Urdang Academy Covent Gardens to study ballet.

Watching... Archie keeps a close eye on Mr Miller as he studies his moves

And dance! The moment it's his turn to shine, Archie springs into action

Archie keeps a close eye on owner Mr Miller’s dance moves before his own moment in the spotlight

‘After graduating with a distinction in Russian ballet, he joined a group called Brothers In Jazz, who were iconic leaders of bebop jazz in the UK.

‘They made a big impact in Japan and have lots of followers. Trevor and I were together in the 80s before he left to pursue his dance career in London.

‘Then 30 years later we met back up and have now been happily married since 2013.’

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