First Lady Michelle Obama got her groove on during a surprise visit to Alice Deal Middle School on Tuesday as part of her “Let’s Move!” anti-obesity campaign. The first lady, who has been promoting a balanced diet and physical fitness among youth, participated in a dance-off with bouncy teens and pre-teens to get them energized. Obama jumped up and down, clapped, and did the contemporary “Dougie” and “Running Man” to pop star Beyonce’s song “Move Your Body.”
“Are you surprised?” the first lady asked the hundreds of kids on the school field.
“This is way more fun than sitting in front of the TV,” Obama said.
The first lady danced to a clean version of Beyonce’s tune, “Get Me Bodied,” which was altered specifically for the “Let’s Move!” movement.
“Beyonce is one of my favorite performers on the planet,” Obama said. “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.”
In March, Fox News reported that the Beyonce would combine forces with the first lady to encourage children to develop healthy and exercise habits.
“I am excited to be part of this effort that addresses a public health crisis,” Beyoncé said in a statement. “First Lady Michelle Obama deserves credit for tackling this issue directly, and I applaud the NAB Education Foundation for trying to make a positive difference in the lives of our schoolchildren.”
Watch: Michelle Obama do the “Dougie”