January 21st, 2009
09:19 AM ET
4 years ago

Obamas dance, celebrate at inaugural balls

 Michelle Obama, dressed in Jason Wu, and President Obama at the Home State Ball Tuesday night.

Michelle Obama, dressed in Jason Wu, and President Obama at the Home State Ball Tuesday night.

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were dancing their way through 10 official inaugural balls after a day of pomp and circumstance that saw his first presidential address and excitement about her inaugural dress.

Watch: Obama's hit the dance floor

The Obamas were serenaded by Beyoncé during their first dance at the Neighborhood Ball Tuesday night.

Beyoncé sang Etta James' "At Last," from her role in the movie "Cadillac Records" as the couple laughed and took their first spin around the dance floor.

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  1. Virginia

    Too bad her gown looked like a chenille bedspread!

    January 21, 2009 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  2. rin

    i love michelle obama but this wasnt a good dress choice for her!

    January 21, 2009 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  3. obama-mama

    @Virginia.....Don't be jealous. She looked gorgeous. Love my first family.....

    January 21, 2009 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  4. Joanna

    They are such a nice couple. The dress was nice, I see where they say this designer is the next Oscar de la renta

    January 21, 2009 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  5. Steele Curtain

    President Nero.

    January 21, 2009 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  6. kgeukes

    As long as President Obama helps this country get back on it's feet who cares what the first lady wore? I would have been happy if she'd shown up in a pair of blue jeans and a flannel shirt!!!! Some people are snobs when it comes to how they dress.

    January 21, 2009 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  7. Edie Bitzer

    The Lord chose Moses to lead his people out of Egypt to escape bondage and slavery. His people complained and disobeyed and was not allowed to enter the promise land of milk and honey because of their disobedience.

    I believe that Obama's election to the White House is opening doors for him to lead his people out of the oppression they have had for years. I only hope that he does it with the Lord's authority and direction and not on his own.

    Edie Bitzer, Brookfield, OH

    January 21, 2009 09:39 am at 9:39 am |