If you know what DD4L means, you’re probably going to be excited to hear that a show called “Bring It! Live” is coming to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Thursday.
For those of you who aren’t familiar, DD4L stands for “Dancing Dolls for Life,” the slogan of a championship dance team that’s featured on the hit Lifetime reality series “Bring It!” Members of the Dancing Dolls will be at the Straz for Thursday’s show. So will Dianna “Miss D” Williams, the no-nonsense owner of the Dollhouse Dance Factory and the choreographer of the Dancing Dolls’ routines.
On TV, the Dancing Dolls square off against opposing teams in Jackson, Miss., and its environs. The young dancers, ages 10-17 square off and try to outdo each other in hip-hop cheerleading competitions.
The live show will work a little differently. There’s a new competition story line, and a finale that the show’s publicity people are calling “action-packed.” Audience members get to be an active part in the show: they’ll take part in live voting, they’ll get to ask questions of the cast and they’ll get behind-the-scenes information on the series and the dance teams.
Even if you’re not a big fan of the show, it should make for an entertaining evening. The Dancing Dolls aren’t just a run-of-the mill dance squad. They’ve won more than 15 Grand Championship titles and dozens of trophies.
Tickets have been selling briskly, and only a few seats are left. So you’d be well advised to get tickets soon if you want to see Miss D.