Watching Bring It with Ms. Diana and the Dancing Dolls has ignited something inside of me. I want Ms. Diana to yell at me until I cry at practice, I wanna roll my eyes at Neva in the hallway on the way to stand battle and I wanna walk through the hallways on competition day with my bonnet on too, but most of all I wanna touch the top of Tracy’s’ flattop.
When I first started watching Bring It a few seasons ago I was immediately hooked. I’d never even considered dance as a form of expression for me but the Dancing Dolls had me looking up majorette groups I could join. Sadly I couldn’t find any for adult women, I only found groups with members age 18 and younger and I was seriously thinking “I could pass for 18”-Like I was actually thinking this, but then I realized I’d have to find a fake mama to sign my permission slips and that was just too much trouble.
The closest thing I could find to what I was looking for was a pole dancing class, but I’ve taken one before and while it was fun I’m looking for more of a commitment. And then I discovered the very talented Lydia Sims on Instagram, if you’re not following her you NEED to. Lydia is a dancer, choreographer and movement coach. When I tell you she brings it, I promise you I’m not lying. Now her dance style is MUCH more “mature” than what the Dancing Dolls do and if I’m being honest that’s exactly what I’m looking for. She teaches sensual dance moves and techniques all in a pair of heels (my kinda girl). The only problem is that she travels which means I still don’t get my commitment to dancing but I promise you whenever she comes to my city or whichever one I happen to be in at the time I’m signing up. Imma be there heels in hand, real early looking super thirsty, I ain’t shame.