Throughout the summer, Millie and Roy dance with each other and with their colt.
In June, Pi faces off, wing-waves, and progresses to crouching face-offs (Early Life of Pi Photo Gallery # 6). In July, Pi's motor coordination improves as he dances. By August, Pi often initiates a dance with the parents.
For young cranes, dance socializes and build muscles and coordination that will be used in flight. Once the colt learns to take off and land, he has to lean the social cues so he takes off and lands at the same time as his parents (Early Life of Pi Photo Gallery #12).
The video to the right begins during a family dance one day after Pi had fledged. The dance segued into an attempted family take-off.