Michelle Obama celebrated African-American women in dance at the White House [VIDEO]

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| February 09 2016,

11:18 am


In an excellent exhibition of #BlackGirlMagic and a celebration of Black History Month, First Lady Michelle Obama brought 51 young, Black female dancers for master dance classes at the White House. Classes covered African, hip-hop, ballet, and modern dance

The dancers spent the day learning choreographed routines from iconic dancers Debbie Allen, Judith Jamison, Virginia Johnson, and Fatima Robinson

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' 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

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And this was quite the opportunity to do so.

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The First Lady posted about the event on her Instagram page.

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And the beauty of the moment was certainly felt on Twitter

' ' ' ' There'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."
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