51 girls dance at the White House for Black History Month

51 Girls Dance At The White House In Black History Month Celebration

On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed 51 talented young ladies from Washington, D.C. to the White House to dance in celebration of Black History Month.

Here’s the scoop via WhiteHouse.gov:

This year, the theme of Black History Month at the White House is “Honoring the Past While Celebrating the Present; 7 Years of Living African American History.” As part of this celebration, First Lady Michelle Obama will highlight the contributions African American women have made to dance by hosting a day-long dance workshop for local students.

The First Lady will welcome 51 local Washington, D.C. students to the White House. These students will work with iconic leaders in dance, 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. Each of these women have played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of African American women and girls in dance.

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