05/24/2013 04:24 pm ET

Michelle Obama Dances With Elementary School Kids To James Brown, 'Godfather Of Soul' (VIDEO)

First Lady Michelle Obama busted a move with some school kids during a stop at Savoy Elementary School in Washington, D.C. on Friday.

Obama danced to James Brown, who the kids called "the godfather of soul."

Obama -- along with Kerry Washington, star of ABC's "Scandal" -- encouraged students to "try new things and not be afraid to fail." The school, where the arts are being used to help boost student performance, is located in Anacostia, one of the Washington, D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods.

Watch a video of Obama dancing with the kids above. (Video via CBS News)

Check out a slideshow of her visit below:

Michelle Obama And Kerry Washington Visit D.C. School