British PM Theresa May kicks off keynote speech with dance to ABBA song

Birmingham, UK (CNN)Theresa May isn’t much of a dancer. So the British Prime Minister’s decision to sway onto stage at her party’s annual gathering, accompanied by a blast of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” was a brave attempt to shrug (and shuffle and swivel) off memories of a disastrous speech last year.

To rapturous applause at the Conservative conference in Birmingham, England, she twirled somewhat awkwardly into the auditorium — a self-deprecatory reference to dance moves she displayed on a recent visit to Africa.
The dance moves were part of an opening sequence in which she sought to dispel memories of a poor speech at the same event last year, when she was plagued by a cough, a prankster, and the signage falling from the stage behind her.

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