As Joe Biden misses out, here's how other US presidents shook a leg at inaugural ball

 | Updated: Jan 24, 2021, 02:30 AM IST

One of the highlights of the presidential inauguration in the United States is the inaugural ball in which traditionally the presidents after their swearing-in dance. But amid the threat of violence this year and the coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 4 million Americans, this event did not take place. 

However, earlier presidents did shake their legs at this event. Let's check it out. 

Donald Trump and Melania's joyful dance

Former US President Donald Trump with his wife Melania Trump danced at the Liberty Ball at the Washington DC Convention Center after the former's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.


Barack and Michelle Obama Dance

Former First Lady Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama danced on "Let's Stay Together" performed by Jennifer Hudson during the Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on January 21, 2013, in Washington, DC. 


George Bush and Laura dance

Former US President George W. Bush waved to someone in the crowd as he shook his leg with his wife Laura at the Democracy Ball in Washington 20 January 2005. 


George HW Bush dance

President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, dance at his inaugural ball in Washington, Jan. 20, 1989. Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, who steered the nation through a tumultuous period in world affairs but was denied a second term after support for his presidency collapsed under the weight of an economic downturn and his seeming inattention to domestic affairs, died on Nov. 30, 2018. He was 94. (Paul Hosefros/The New York Times)

(Photograph:The New York Times)

Bill Clinton and Hillary dance

Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton danced at the inaugural ball at the National Building Museum 20 January in Washington, DC. 


Jimmy Carter dance

Former president Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter danced to the Marine Band in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington 09 November, 2000.