Dancing with the…First Lady? Michelle Obama dances The Running Man and The Dougie

By Kristina

May 3, 2011 3:53pm

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports:

It’s not every day that you see the First Lady of the United States doing “The Running Man” and “The Dougie.” But today, First Lady Michelle Obama well, busted a move.

While visiting the Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, DC Mrs. Obama watched students perform the dance routine choreographed by Beyonce for Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign.  The video, called a “Let's Move Flash Workout,” to Beyonce’s Move Your Body” aims to get kids moving, in an attempt to curb childhood obesity.

“Beyoncé is one of my favorite performers on the planet.  And when she agreed to remake her video and do this "Let's Move" flash workout, I was so excited, because this is what we’ve been talking about — that exercise and moving can be fun,” Mrs. Obama said, “It’s about dancing, it’s about moving.”

The First Lady said she had not had time to learn the moves so  “not to embarrass” herself she’d just watch from the sidelines as the students danced in front of her on the football field.

But once the music started Mrs. Obama couldn’t resist and she started mimicking the moves – including The Dougie, The Running Man, the Cha-Cha, and the Rumba among many other choreographed dance moves.

She called for a second playing of the song so she could join in, and she did so…rather animatedly the second time around.

-Sunlen Miller

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