Theresa May dances in exactly the way you would expect Theresa May to dance: like a baby robot giraffe.
The U.K. prime minister was, however, clearly enjoying herself on the opening day of her trip to Africa, smiling and laughing as she joined in with a dance during a visit to the ID Mkize school in Cape Town, South Africa. And while she must have known her dancing could overshadow her efforts to promote post-Brexit Britain (this is a woman who has made curtsying to royals the height of awkwardness), May at least gave it a go.
May is Ginger Rogers-esque next to Donald Trump, who doesn’t so much dance as nod along to an internal monologue about burgers. Here he is as a presidential candidate in 2016 trying to court the African-American vote at a church service in Detroit.
And here’s the now president taking part in a ceremonial sword dance in Saudi Arabia (by a stroke of luck, no one lost a limb during the making of this video).
Trump has some way to go, however, to match the sheer buttock-clenching horror of George W. Bush at his embarrassing-dad worst. Here he is making an absolute fool of himself at the White House with the Kankouran West African Dance Company.
As the popular German saying goes, there ain’t no party like a CDU party! Here’s the conservative leadership in 2013 making celebrating an election win look about as much fun as colonic irrigation (keep your eyes on Hermann Gröhe — with the buzzcut and glasses — a former health minister who is really going for it).
Theresa May’s far from the only British politician to be captured on camera shaking their, er, funky stuff. Here’s a mercifully brief clip of David Cameron and Boris Johnson grooving to the Spice Girls during the London Olympics. One of these men has no shame.
Meanwhile in Poland, here’s President Andrzej Duda (that’s him in the suit), dancing with members of the Supreme Court (only joking).
Canada’s Justin Trudeau is, as you might expect, rather better at dancing than many of his fellow leaders. Here he is trying a spot of Punjabi folk dancing.
A word of warning: Don’t stand on Vladimir Putin’s feet while dancing or he’ll have you jailed. Thankfully, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl avoided that fate after dancing with the Russian president at her wedding this month.
And finally, here’s Boris Yeltsin, who may or may not have realized he was in public.
Philip Kaleta contributed to this article.