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Virginia McLaurin stole hearts when she danced with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House last month

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated March 16, 2016 11:00 AM
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Virginia McLaurin is taking her talents to the Globetrotters.

Officially one year older than when she broke it down at the White House last month, McLaurin still can’t stop dancing.

The now-107-year-old joined the Globetrotters’ Moose Weekes and Zeus McClurkin during a visit to the Roots Public Charter School in Washington D.C. – where she volunteers as a “foster grandparent” – and learned a few tricks.

“I didn’t think I’d ever get the chance to meet them, and I always watch them,” McLaurin said of the iconic exhibition basketball team. “And I used to try to do what they did with the ball, and it didn’t work.”

After dancing around with a basketball in front of the audience of cheering students, McLaurin watched happily as Weekes and McClurkin showed off. They even helped McLaurin perform a trick of her own, balancing a spinning basketball on her finger.

The centenarian dished out advice for the kids, before being surprised with a cake and special jersey bearing her age.

“The only thing I ask you kids you to do,” she advised. “Is obey your parents, your mother and your father. Go to school. Get all the education you can get.”

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McLaurin, who just celebrated her birthday on Saturday, met President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in honor of February’s Black History Month.

“I didn’t think I’d ever be able to get into the White House and meet the president,” McLaurin told PEOPLE last month. “I loved that … I just loved it.”

Volunteering 40 hours a week, McLaurin plays with the elementary schoolers, whom she calls her “children.”

“Oh, my children. I have 14 kids in my class and they are beautiful,” she said. “We play and [they call me] Grandma Virginia and I tell you, I just love those kids. And they love me.”