Barack Obama may have put the spring back in America's step, but Debbie Allen has found a way to give it rhythm.
The Emmy-, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning choreographer directed the music video -- which made its debut Tuesday on MySpace -- for newly released pop track "Obama Rock." (The video can be seen at www.thenotsosilent majority.com/privatelisten /obamarockvid.html.)
The song was created by musical collective the Not So Silent Majority, which includes musical heavyweights Danielle Brisebois (writer-producer of Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten" and "Pocketful of Sunshine"), Grammy winner Gregg Alexander (writer of Santana's "Game of Love" and New Radicals frontman), Paul McCartney's guitarist Rusty Anderson and Rick Nowels (writer of Dido's "White Flag").
Allen selected 12 children attending her Culver City dance academy on scholarships to participate in the video, which she choreographed.
"It is a celebration and expression of joy," said Allen in an interview this week. "We are celebrating America."
Originally, the catchy tune -- done "poppy" style with a strong dance rhythm -- was set to be released as a protest song. But, frankly, the song was too upbeat. (And Obama won the election.)