Tuesday afternoon, kids at hundreds of middle schools all over the country were dancing exactly the same dance at exactly the same time. OK, they’re middle school kids, so probably they were all doing something similar at more or less the same time. They called it a “flash workout” at the direction of two powerful leaders: Beyonce and the First Lady.
The kids were dancing to Beyonce’s song and video “Move Your Body,” a reworking of her song “Get Me Bodied,” made for Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign.
Michelle Obama made a surprise visit to Alice Deal Middle School on Tuesday as part of her “Let’s Move!” initiative, which meant dancing “The Dougie” and “The Running Man” with a bunch of tweens while Beyonce blared through some loudspeakers.