Video: George W Bush dances, Michelle Obama cringes at police memorial

George W Bush, Michelle Obama and Barack Obama (Getty)
George W Bush, Michelle Obama and Barack Obama (Getty)

Nearly eight years after he left office, former US President George W Bush is still dividing opinion - this time for his dancing.

At a memorial service for the five police officers killed in the Dallas shooting, Mr Bush defied his 70 years by exuberantly swinging his arms and rocking side-to-side to 'Battle Hymn of the Republic'.

Holding hands with his wife Laura and First Lady Michelle Obama, Mr Bush busted his moves alone - the others on stage, including Vice-President Joe Biden, US President Barack Obama and Dallas police chief David Brown, stood still as the sombre occasion perhaps demanded.

Ms Obama grimaced through Mr Bush's boogie, spending a good portion of the hymn staring at her husband's predecessor.