No Wonder She's Dancing: Michelle Gets Her Groove On As The President Sees A Boost In The Polls
It’s not every day that you see the U.S. First Lady getting her groove on, but perhaps today Michelle Obama was in the mood for a victory dance.
The mother-of-two was at first reluctant to join in as she watched students perform a dance routine during a school visit on Tuesday as part of her ‘Let’s move’ campaign.
But - perhaps swept away by the euphoria surrounding her husband's victory in nabbing Osama Bin Laden (and his subsequent poll boost) - it was not long before the rhythm got her.
At first, Mrs Obama said she had not had time to learn the moves, so stood still at the sidelines so ‘not to embarrass’ herself as the students of a Washington DC school boogied to Beyonce’s ‘Move Your Body’.
But once the music started, the First Lady, who was showing off her toned arms in a loose-fitting chartreuse silk top, could not resist and started wiggling her hips.
With a beaming smile and a glint in her eye, the President’s wife was evidently cheered by the wave of goodwill towards her husband after his success in finding the world's most wanted man.
President Obama has seen his approval rating leap nine per cent in the latest poll.
An overnight survey of 654 adults by the Pew Center for the Washington Post found that 56 per cent approve of the way Mr Obama is doing his job, up from 47 per cent in April.
‘Beyonce is one of my favourite performer on the planet,’ Mrs Obama said as she got on board with the booty shaking and called for a second playing of the song so she could join in.
With her immaculate bob and elegant navy trousers Mrs Obama showed herself to be pretty neat with her footwork as she worked the moves.
A silver belt made the most of her slim wait, with a sparkly pair of flat pumps helping her to show off her moves.
Raising her arms to mime waving the American flag, Mrs Obama’s good mood was unmistakeable.
The First Lady was at the Alice Deal Middle School, in Washington DC, to promote her campaign to encourage the nation’s youth to exercise on a daily basis.
With one-third of the nation’s children estimated to be overweight, the Mrs Obama’s goal is to help solve the problem in a generation.