WASHINGTON (CNN) — When in Argentina, dance the tango.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama tangoed with professional dancers Wednesday during a state dinner at the Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires.
The event started with a dance performance for the guests at the dinner. A couple of dancers performed while Argentine President Mauricio Macri explained aspects of the dance to Obama. The first lady appeared taken with the performance, according to pool notes.
The female dancer then asked Obama to the floor while the male performer requested the same of Michelle.
Obama is in Argentina to discuss Argentina’s reform agenda. The White House hopes the trip will increase cooperation in trade and investment for Americans.
“I think Argentina is a good example of the shift that’s taken place in terms of U.S. relations with other governments and other countries generally,” Obama told CNN in an interview ahead of his trip. “President Macri recognizes that we’re in a new era, and we have to look forward.”