First lady flaunts dance-mimicking skills

Forget Fred Astaire, Beyonce or Mikhail Baryshnikov — first lady Michelle Obama is declaring herself the new dance (mimicking) queen.

In an interview set to appear in the September/October issue of AARP The Magazine, Michelle Obama playfully describes perfecting the art of copying how others cut a rug, telling the mag, “I happen to be very good at dance-mimicking. [Laughs.]”

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In one of her more famous displays of dance-mimicking supremacy, the first lady showed a bunch of D.C. middle-school students at a May “Let’s Move!” event that even 47-year-old wives of presidents know how to “Dougie.” 

 Obama revealed to AARP how she learned the “Dougie” dance craze: “I’ve got little kids. They’re always trying something … For some reason, if I watch somebody do a move for a while, and it’s not too hard or complicated or requires me to throw my leg over my head and flip, I can sort of figure it out.”