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Monday, February 8, 2016

First Lady Obama Hosts Youth Dance Workshop To Celebrate Black History Month

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a dance workshop Monday at the White House for 51 local Washington, D.C. students to commemorate Black History Month. The 2016 theme is “Honoring the Past While Celebrating the Present; 7 Years of Living African American History.”
Students shake hands with the first lady before Q&A with workshop dance panelists.
The first lady often invites youth to the White House as an opportunity for them to hear from successful Americans in a learning and encouraging environment. 
Click the play button to see the powerful student dance performances.

The day concluded with four dance demonstrations: African, Modern, Ballet and Hip-Hop.

 "But today isn’t just a special day for me, it’s really a special day for our entire country.  Because for nearly 50 years, the women who are gracing us here today have been driving a force in the cultural life of this nation.  From tribal rhythms to freedom songs, from modern dance to hip hop, their work has stirred our souls and ignited our imagination.  Through dance, they have told the stories of who we were, who we are, and who we can be."   ---  First Lady Michelle Obama

Check out Instagram pics here, and here.

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