‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ Auburn mayor has a method behind her dance moves

AUBURN (KOMO) – Auburn mayor Nancy Backus is dancing to help develop her city.

“It’s to show the variety in Auburn,” said Backus.

The YouTube video, posted to Twitter shows Backus dancing to Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling,’ while images of Auburn are portrayed on a green screen behind her.

While the purpose was valiant, the moves are, well, see for yourself.

“I was a teenager in the 70’s and 80’s so that’s what I was drawing from,” said Backus. “I mean, I don’t have the moves.”

There was a diverse reaction to the video Monday in Auburn.

“The dancing mayor. She’s going to go viral,” said Michael Parrish, a city worker.

“She’s got moves, though. Right?” said a trio of employees at an Auburn nail salon.

Despite the moves, the video is starting to gain traction on social media, with nearly one thousand views on YouTube.

Backus said she has no regrets for the video.

“For our city,” said Backus, “I’m willing to do whatever it takes to put us in the spotlight.”

WATCH: Outtakes and raw video from the dance video shoot:

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