Parker Dances To Annie In White House Show
Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker has joined student performers for a dance in the White House's first talent show.
The actress took to the stage for a rendition of the song You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile from the musical Annie, with a number of children from a school in Oregon.
Michelle Obama's Turnaround Arts programme aims to help low-performing schools and increase student achievement through arts education.
The scheme is run by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and involves several well known performers and artists working with under-performing schools throughout the country.
The First Lady said arts education is vital in helping children perform better in school overall.
"That's why so many children get out of bed in the morning, because of the arts," she said.
"They do it because they're thinking about the musical they're going to act in, they're focused on the painting they have been working on, the instrument they're so excited to get hands on."
Mrs Obama also announced that the programme was being expanded from eight to 35 schools nationwide.
President Barack Obama broke away from the Oval Office and came to the East Room to make his own pitch for arts education and to congratulate the students on their performances.
"This is not something you do because it's kind of nice to do, it is necessary for these young people to succeed, that we promote the arts," said Mr Obama.