Fall into a delightful rabbit hole with the #ArchivesDanceParty hashtag

Fall into a delightful rabbit hole with the #ArchivesDanceParty hashtag
Betty Bloomer (center), the future Mrs. Gerald R. Ford, Jr. possibly at Bennington College Summer School of Dance, 1938. (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).

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There’s no better way to celebrate what would be the 100th birthday of Betty Ford than with a bit of dancing history. 

The First Lady was a dancing enthusiast and a new exhibit will open April 10 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum that honors her legacy — and passion for dance. To celebrate the exhibit and Ford’s birthday, a bevy of museums, galleries, archives, and dance fans hopped on Twitter to share historical dance photos (and GIFs) throughout history under the hashtag #ArchivesDanceParty

The tweets include dancing anecdotes and photographs of everyone from dancing legends Barack and Michelle Obama to professional students of dance to kids breakdancing on a sidewalk. 

If you’re bummed about missing this delightful hashtag party, don’t worry — there’s a digital party on the first Friday of every month, each with a different theme. You can keep an eye out for the next one here

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