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The First Dance

To the strains of Beyoncé singing Etta James’ classic At Last, the Obamas grooved their way through the first presidential dance at the Neighborhood Ball this evening. The two were scheduled to whirl their way through 10 balls on inauguration night, with the last at 2:45 a.m. Drawing the most attention—and kudos from Barack—was Michelle’s inaugural ball gown, a one-shoulder flowing white Jason Wu creation. The president was slightly more rumpled in a tuxedo, with his white bowtie slightly askew.