Afterwards, FLOTUS hosted a panel discussion with the icons and actress Lala Anthony, and concluded the day with dance performances by the girls. Before the performances, Michelle Obama shared a few words on what dancing means for the culture, and for her of course. Photo: youtube
And this was quite the opportunity to do so.Photo: youtube
The First Lady posted about the event on her Instagram page.
Double tap for the 51 talented, young dancers from Washington, D.C. who came to the @WhiteHouse today to take their place on the stage. #BlackHistoryMonth #DanceAtTheWhiteHouse A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on
And the beauty of the moment was certainly felt on Twitter
Soooo dope Debbie Allen led African dance class at the White House today!!! — Ray Cunningham (@MissterRay) February 8, 2016
so this is aweesome: 51 DC students are at The White House today taking dance classes by Alvin Ailey's Judith Jamison, Debbie Allen, & more— miss hunnayyy (@huny) February 8, 2016
High Fives from @FLOTUS for a job well done! #BlackHistoryMonth #DanceAtTheWhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/T4odT1bTo3 — Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) February 8, 2016There's no doubt that all of the performances were absolutely beautiful to watch. "That's how we move this country forward -– we fight for the opportunity to succeed. And we prepare ourselves to seize the opportunity and shine when that moment comes –- whether that’s on stage, in the courtroom, the boardroom; whether it’s on the playing field, the battleground -- wherever it is you guys want to go, to get there, you have to be prepared and you have to be at your best." Photo: youtube