Johannesburg – The reality dancing show Bring It follows the trials and triumphs of Coach Dianne Williams aka Miss D and her troupe, the Dancing Dolls.
Miss D and her Dolls compete in the cutthroat world of hip hop majorettes.
The popular show follows the Dolls and their dedicated coach and moms as they prepare and face off against their rivals.
(Special guest Miss D from Lifetime Show Bring it making an entrance. AE Networks)
We spoke to the charismatic Miss D during her visit to SA we and learned six important things:
1. She has been dancing since she can remember and got her first starring role at 4!
"I have always been a rhythmical, musical child. My mom says I was always moving around. Just recently my aunt told me that when I was about 4/5 I joined a dance team. I was the youngest in the group and was so determined to get the lead role and I actually did, I beat a bunch of 10 year olds."
2. She initially said no when she was first approached to do the show.
"A production team had seen our videos on YouTube and contacted me. I only responded to the email about two months later because I didn’t think they were legit. I had completed all the paperwork but the morality clause made me uneasy because of my past. I then declined to do the show."
"The producers then tried the show with three other dance team but the pilot didn’t get picked up. They came back to me and said they would handle my past and protect me and I ended up signing on."
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3. She is very open about her adult film past.
"I was going through a very trying time in my life when I got into adult films. My husband and my family know all the details. I told my students and their parents right from the beginning, I laid all the cards on the table. And the parents and students accept me, they don’t judge me. I use my life as a blueprint for the girls on what not to do."
4. She thinks her girls would be able to handle Abby Lee Miller from Dance Moms.
“I would love to swap places with Abby Lee. There’s a show idea, right. I think my girls would be able to handle her, whether she would be able to handle them is what I would love to see.”
5. She has a degree in criminal justice.
"I have a criminal justice degree with a concentration in juvenile justice. I worked in juvenile detention centres and I apply what I learned there in dance, especially the discipline. I like to call myself the police of dance."
6. She is definitely coming to South Africa!
"This was my first visit to South Africa. I can’t wait to come back with my family and do everything! The culture is beautiful; the people are beautiful everyone wants to hug you which I had to get used to. And the food! Don’t get me started. It tastes better and it’s just so pure."
(Miss D, US dance coach and presenter of hit Lifetime television show Bring it! holds a workshop with talented students from Eunice Marais school in Irene, Centurion. AE Networks)
Bring It season 2 will air on Lifetime (DStv channel 131) in June!
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