MObama's Moves

February 12, 2012

I love that Michelle Obama is getting kids across the country off the couch with her “Let’s Move!” campaign.  From supporting a redesign of the food pyramid to encouraging families to get active together, she’s making a serious difference in the way Americans think about health. And she’s a big fan of dance, too! Back in September, she kicked off the White House Dance Series by bringing young dance students from across the country to her home for a one-of-a-kind dance show and lessons from the stars of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Washington Ballet, Super Cr3w and New York City Ballet. (Check out a video here.)

But on Saturday, the First Lady Showed off her own dance skills, and it was awesome! At the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, she talked to kids and their parents about the importance of healthy living, and made friends with a few Disney stars: Debby Ryan, Roshon Fegan, Doc Shaw and Kelsey Chow. They all joined together to do The Platypus Walk dance with Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb. Simple as these moves may be, there’s no question that our first lady’s got rhythm!