BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A dance competition in Biloxi allowed young girls to show off their moves, but it also brought some star power to the Gulf Coast.
A few of the "Dancing Dolls" who star on the hit Lifetime show Bring It! were there to perform, and the crowd was excited about catching a glimpse of the stars.
Before the Dolls even took the stage, it was the celebrity judge that got the crowd going.
"Lifetime found us on YouTube and we're nationwide now," said Rittany
Rittany, who is the aunt of one of the dancing dolls, is a main character on the TV show that features a dance team out of Jackson, Ms. The show has been wildly successful.
"I always like to tell the young ladies, what y'all see in that 45 minute episode it's nothing compared to what we really do and how much of our life we actually give up," said Rittany.
Since the show began, the majorette style of dancing has become even more popular. Ashley Travis-Smith, who coaches the Dynamic Divas Dance Team, says it's a type of dance that requires a lot of confidence.
"The young generation, their motivation is dance, and they get to express themselves. Most of the time they are shy and through dance they get to use their talent to speak out," said Travis-Smith.
Celebrity judge Rittany also talked about the benefits of competitive dance, encouraging parents to keep their girls motivated to stick with it.
"One day it may pay off and it may not be with a reality show. It can be a college scholarship, or anything. Different doors open for different people. Just support, support, support," said Rittany.
The competition was held at the Biloxi Civic Center.