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Watch Barack and Michelle Obama Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ for Halloween

"We don't know how it's going to go, but we think we should all just try it anyway"

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are not afraid to break it down — especially to spooky tunes during the White House’s annual Halloween party.

During the White House Halloween reception, the Obamas welcomed area students and children of military families for trick-or-treating and a brief dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

“We’ve been working on a little dance. We don’t know how it’s going to go, but we think we should all just try it anyway,” Obama, dressed in his very best dad-sweater, said before getting the crowd ready.

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