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Michelle raises the roof with classroom dance for children

US First Lady Michelle Obama dances to James Brown music with pre-kindergarten children at the Savoy School, one of eight schools selected last year for The Turnaround Arts Initiative at the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in the Anacostia neighbourhood of Washington.

According to the First Lady's office, turnaround arts schools use the arts as a central part of their reform strategy, both to dramatically improve the culture and climate, and to bolster academic success in high poverty, traditionally underperforming schools.