Bring It!

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Hip-hop-style Dance Moms with more mentoring.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The importance of working hard, being committed to doing well, having a positive self-esteem, and being mentored by a positive figure is emphasized. Some catty behavior between women focuses more on conflict instead of resolution.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Dianna Williams is a tough and competitive coach, but tries to be a positive mentor to the girls by encouraging them to work hard, be committed to what they are doing, and believe in who they are.

Violence

Catty disagreements break out between the moms. Occasionally arguments break out between Dianna and some of the mothers, which often lead to yelling.

Sex

Dianna Williams briefly notes her past work in adult films, but says this is a negative thing that she wants young women to avoid. Dancers wear tight, midriff revealing clothing. Routines include lots chest thrusting and "booty pops," which is typical for this style of dance. Some discussion of ways to lessen the sexualization of the girls during certain routines.

Language

Words like "damn," "ass," and "bitch" audible; stronger curses bleeped. 

Consumerism

The series is a promotional vehicle for Dollhouse Dance Factory, the logo for which is prominently and frequently visible. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Bring It! is a reality series featuring a group of elite Southern hip-hop majorette dancers being coached through competition season. While it showcases some of the traditions surrounding this type of dance culture, it also contains some arguing between the coach and the moms, some language ("bitch," "damn"), and lots of booty shaking and skin-revealing costumes. The coach briefly mentions her past in adult films, but as a negative experience.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byKelilah W. September 16, 2016

Over the top

Okay, I will start by giving credit where it's due.the young ladies(girls) are flawless, dedicated, and hardworking at their craft of dance. Moves, can be... Continue reading
Adult Written byThelma C. February 20, 2017

Messy parents.

I respect Diana & what she does for the girls..I wish nothing but the best for the dolls..Mimi Chandler & Tina Vaughn shouldn't be on the s... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byyesterdaywashere February 16, 2017

Bring It!

I feel like this show is really inspiring to both boys and girls who aspire to be dancers in life. Watching this show as well as dance moms can show these kids... Continue reading

What's the story?

BRING IT! is a reality series starring professional dancer Dianna "Miss D" Williams coaching the Dollhouse Dancers, an elite all-girl hip-hop majorette team from Jackson, Mississippi. As the owner of the Dollhouse Dance Factory, Williams is responsible for choreographing, teaching, and coaching young women through the cutthroat competition season. But while she pushes them to be the strongest dancers possible, she also works hard to be a positive mentor by stressing the importance of education, persistence, and having strong self-esteem. She's tough on her students, but sometimes finds herself being tougher on their moms when they undermine her rules, or aren't as supportive of their daughters as they believe they should be.

Is it any good?

The Dance Moms-like show offers a voyeuristic look into the world of Southern hip-hop majorette dancing, the roots of which are in African-American culture, and which requires both precision and very high energy to perform. But while Dianna Williams is loud, strong, and unapologetic when it comes to her coaching style, unlike Abby Lee Miller, she also assumes a mentoring role designed to encourage these young women to rise above some of the obstacles and challenges outside of the dance world.  

There is some mama drama, especially when moms disagree with each other's assessments of their children's needs, or with Williams' coaching decisions. Meanwhile, some folks unfamiliar with this performance style may be surprised by some of the sexualized moves featured here. But dance fans will appreciate the art form, and enjoy the high-energy choreography showcased here. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the history of hip hop majorette dancing. Where did it originate? What distinguishes it from other styles of dance? Is it only performed in certain geographic regions?

  • How real do you think the behavior between the moms and the dance coach is? Do you think they behave the same way when the cameras are off? Do you think this show can still be entertaining without arguments?

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