Southern University’s Fabulous Dancing Dolls are set to star in the third season of “Why Not Us?,” an ESPN+ series that has NBA All-Star point guard Chris Paul as its executive producer. In eight episodes beginning Aug. 11, “Why Not Us? Southern Dance” will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a member of the Dancing Dolls from tryouts through the year. "People will get an up close and personal view of the dolls,” Southern spokeswoman Janene Tate said. “It’ll show that they are not one-dimensional or monolithic." In 1969, Baton Rouge native Gracie Perkins helped create the Southern University Dancing Dolls and became the celebrated troupe’s first director and choreographer. Now over 50 years later, the Dancing Dolls are among the more noted collegiate dance lines across the country, not just among historically black colleges and universities, and role models in the Baton Rouge community. Tate said Southern was approached by Paul and Black media platform Andscape about being the next season of “Why Not Us?” after previous series looked at the Florida A&M football program and the North Carolina Central men’s basketball team. “We’re the third HBCU to be featured in this series and so… Read full this story
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