29 Apr '11, 7pm

Donning stilettos, Beyonce says: Let’s Move your booties, kids [VIDEO]

As a fan of R&B divas -- I stand second to no one in my admiration for Erykah Badu and Amy Winehouse -- I found this Beyonce video irresistible. Produced on behalf of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign to improve children's health, the choreography and staging dazzle, Beyonce plays the camera like it's a fiddle, and what she does in 6-inch stilettos is an athletic feat worthy of Lebron James. And as someone who can't dance and wishes he could, the idea of inspiring kids to move their feet with rhythm seems great to me. Nietzche -- who apparently could cut a rug -- put it like this: Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen? There's also a solid policy basis in Beyonce's foray into kids' videos. A mounting body of r...

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