Barack Obama is the President of the United States, but that doesn’t mean he can’t get his groove on! Victoria Lucas, a 14-year-old from Dover, Del. challenged the new prez to “the Bump,” at Tuesday night’s Neighborhood Ball. The 9th grader was thrilled to be so close to Obama, and even more thrilled when he said yes!
Lucas told PEOPLE, “I knew I was going to be on stage with him. I didn’t know I was going to be that close to him!” Aw, how exciting for her!
She added, “He was just a very smooth, cool, laidback dancer. He was just like a normal person. You would never think this dude earlier today was sworn in as our next president.” Ha ha, I love how she calls him ‘dude’ – kids are so cute.
“It’s amazing to think about. He was just a very smooth and suave dancer. It was like he was raised on the dance floor. It was so much fun.”
Victoria hopes someday, that she’ll find a “boy like that.” She said there’s no comparison between the boys at her school and Barack Obama, when it comes to dancing. “The boys at school are more into the jumping up and down and shaking the hair type stuff.
“He’s just an all-American good dancer. I hope I find a boy like that!”
And how exactly did she get President Obama to do the Bump with her? She just asked!
“I said to him, ‘Let’s start the Bump,’ and he was like, ‘Well, okay!’ And we just started doing the Bump.
“It was the only dance move I knew that was good for TV. And I think we both had the basic movement going on and it just sort of fell into place.”
Lucas said she saw him on the Ellen Show dancing and decided she’d “shoot for the stars and try it and see if he’s got it going on. He did!”
The teen wore a “twirly” black dress to the ball and she plans to never wear it again. She’s even thinking of having it framed and hanging it in her room.
What a thrill for a young girl – something she can tell her grandkids one day!