Beyonce has recorded a new song, ‘Move Your Body’ to support the initiative ‘Let’s Move!‘ launched by America’s First Lady Michelle Obama. The Rhythm and Blues singer, who is 29 years old took part in a dance session to the song with teenage pupils in Harlem. The initiative was launched to fight against child obesity, with pupils all over the country dancing the four minute dance simultaneously. Michelle Obama also took part, and danced with pupils at a Washington school, Alice Deal Middle School.
Beyonce dropped in unexpectedly at the school in Harlem, to join the dance routine, while surprised pupils struggle to compose themselves and stay in step with the singer. In her promotional video, the singer also talks about staying healthy while having fun dancing. She says:
It’s all about promoting the benefits of healthy eating and exercise.
Over 600 schools around America took part in the four minute dance routine, to encourage students to adopt a healthy eating and exercise routine to stay in shape. The president’s wife had requested the help of Beyonce to help her raise awareness of the initiative, and that is certainly what she did in Harlem. One 13 year old said:
I kind of messed up a little when she showed up, but I got back into it. And then I just continued to dance having fun, having more fun because Beyonce was there.
Dancing provides a great workout for people of all ages, and also provides a huge amount of fun; just the thing to help the fight against child obesity.