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What A Great First Lady! Michelle Obama Does The Dougie With Middle Schoolers – VIDEO

What A Great First Lady! Michelle Obama Does The Dougie With Middle Schoolers – VIDEO

First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit to Alice Deal Middle School to join students in a Lets Move! Flash Workout on Tuesday, May 3. Over 600 schools across the country participated in similar workouts at the same time.

Michelle Obama is so serious about her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity that she led by example by dancing with a field full of students in Washington, D.C.

From The Los Angeles Times:

While Beyoncé’s “Move Your Body” blasted over a sound system at Alice Deal Middle School, the first lady went through a series of dance moves, from the old-school Running Man to the newest craze, the Dougie, to the delight of the youngsters who sashayed along with her.

“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,” Obama told ABC News.

Watch this video to see how Michelle Obama makes her moves, and re-defines what a First Lady can do:


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5:52AM PST on Jan 17, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:55AM PDT on May 28, 2011

I think all the Obamas are lovely people and its good that they take an interest in Kids and their Health, I am an Australian but i think the now president is doing a great Job!!

10:18AM PDT on May 24, 2011

Fat kids have enough problems without government-approved pseudo-scientific garbage about how they could be thin if they just ate their vegetables and played outside more often.

5:59AM PDT on May 17, 2011


11:36PM PDT on May 8, 2011

Oh and by the way, one more thing! @ Barbara J, really I don't think that you should complain about President Obama, after all you kept Bush in for two Obama is left with the cleaning up of ALL of that, and things always get worse before they get better......with all that he took on maybe he is doing a good job? A person cannot please all of the people all of the time! It's an impossible job after all!

11:32PM PDT on May 8, 2011

I don't think it matters whether First Lady Michelle Obama cares about her looks, the point is SHE IS OUT THERE WITH THE KIDS; that is the whole point!

11:30PM PDT on May 8, 2011

I think that its wonderful that the students are so animated; they sure do seem to really be having fun, and for the First Lady to come out and do their exercises with them is Great with a capital G.....I hope that the schools continue this, and that the First Lady shows up at some of the other schools also! And Beyonce too, she's awesome !!

1:48AM PDT on May 8, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:21AM PDT on May 7, 2011

oh,goody. We have a 1st lady who can dance,plant a garden, plan very long and expensive vacations,the perfect match for the I,ME,I,ME pres!!!

3:36AM PDT on May 7, 2011


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