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“Today is a very special day at The White House. It’s very special for me personally because I absolutely love dance. I think it’s probably my favorite art form” said Mrs. Obama.

 

The first lady moderated a panel discussion with several living legends including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Judith Jamison, Debbie Allen, the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Virginia Johnson, and Hip-Hop choreographer Fatima Robinson.

 

In of Black History Month, First Lady hosted a special event in honor of the contributions of color have made to dance.

 

Final rehearsals are underway for our presentation for First Lady @michelleobama! These young people have been phenomenal today! A video posted by Debbie Allen (@therealdebbieallen) on Feb 8, 2016 at 11:17am PST

 

It’s BlackHistoryMonth, and we’re celebrating today with a workshop on dance bringing African American dance icons to the @WhiteHouse to help teach young, female dance students from across Washington, D.C. Start dancing with them here in the State Dining Room where they’re practicing . DanceAtTheWhiteHouse A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Feb 8, 2016 at 12:11pm PST