ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Bring It! A Reality Show about Competition

Updated on September 7, 2014
Source

Set in the city of Jackson, Mississippi, Lifetime’s reality hit Bring It, returned this summer for its second season in 2014. This viewer was drawn in earlier this year when the show premiered during the month of March. Initially, I was a bit skeptical about what the show had to offer. Typically not a fan of shows where parents seem to want this life for their children more than the child wants it themselves, I found myself hooked on this show within a few minutes watching.

The Premise of the Show

Each week, the show features the Dancing Dolls, a team of young school age (ages 7-17) girls, preparing for competition with local and regional dance teams of similar dance styles. The dance styles featured each week tends to primarily focus on that of majorette dance with a splash of hip-hop dance style. The dancers generally compete in the categories of creative dance and stand-battle.

Viewers are treated to a glimpse of the trials and tribulations associated with competition.


Source

Dianna "Miss D" Williams

Dianna “Miss D” Williams is the dance instructor and owner of the Dollhouse Dance Factory which opened in 2010. To date, the Factory has more than 75 students enrolled. She comes from a background that is steeped in dance experience. Reportedly she like her students has been a dancer since the age of 4.

Although Miss D's methods might be perceived as brusque towards dancer parents and the Dancing Doll dancers alike, she visibly cares about the success of the girls as well as that of the team as a whole. She pushes them to strive for perfection in preparation for each dance competition and for those who are not prepared or perhaps pose a risk to the overall chances of the team winning, she cuts them prior to the competition.

From Left to Right: Sunjai, Crystianna, Miss D, Camryn and Kayla
From Left to Right: Sunjai, Crystianna, Miss D, Camryn and Kayla | Source

Camryn, Crystianna, Kayla, Sunjai

Bring It! primarily focuses on four of the Dancing Dolls: Camryn, Crystianna, Kayla, Sunjai

Camryn

Camryn is perhaps the most versatile of dancers among the girls on the show. Having been a dancer since the age of six, Camryn joined the Dancing Dolls at the age of 10. Camryn has stated many times on the show that it is her dream to own a dance studio.

Crystianna

Crystianna is the youngest of the featured dancers among this group. Thought to be the more timid of the bunch, Crystianna has been a part of the Dancing Dolls since the age of 5 where she actually joined the Factory as a member of the Baby Dancing Dolls. She transitioned to the Dancing Dolls at the age of 9.

Kayla

Kayla is the team's captain who each week manages to impress this viewer with her bravery to lead a squad of this size through stand-battle competitions. Kayla joined the Dancing Dolls in 2008. She has stated more than once on the show that it is her dream to be accepted into a dance program at a college/university and to perhaps one day own a studio like Miss D.

Sunjai

Sunjai is perhaps the dancer viewers probably root for most. Although she has been dancing since the age of 5, she is depicted on the show as an underdog who until recently had managed to be cut from stand-battle every week.



Source: MyLifetime

The Mothers of the Dancing Dolls

The parents of these four featured dancers are perhaps one of the more entertaining aspects of the show. Miss D does not permit parents inside of her studio as she feels they can prove to be a distraction to the girls and the practice sessions, so they are relegated to watching from outside of the studio windows, no matter the weather conditions.

They are an eclectic bunch but one thing they have in common is the desire to see their daughters succeed.

On those occasions in which the competition includes the parents of the dancers, Miss D will invite the parents of the Dancing Dolls to participate in the parent dance/creative category of the competition.

In summary, if you're looking for something different in the way of reality dance competition shows, check out Lifetime's Bring It!

© 2014 Mahogany Speaks

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)