Sunday, April 26, 2015

Camden's Sophisticated Sisters shine on national television

Camden's now-famous drill team Sophisticated Sisters performed on Good Morning America earlier today as part of it's You're Not Dreaming series of inspirational stories.

Camden's Sophisticated Sisters shine on national television

At the Boys and Girls Club of Camden, the Sophisticated Sisters dance and drill troupe hold auditions for new members on 4/13/13.  Here, member Germaine Trusty, 15, left; teaches Nyjai Grant, 11, the routine for the audition.  ( APRIL SAUL / Staff )
At the Boys and Girls Club of Camden, the Sophisticated Sisters dance and drill troupe hold auditions for new members on 4/13/13. Here, member Germaine Trusty, 15, left; teaches Nyjai Grant, 11, the routine for the audition. ( APRIL SAUL / Staff )

Camden's now-famous drill team Sophisticated Sisters performed on Good Morning America earlier today as part of it's You're Not Dreaming series of inspirational stories.

The girls who were just on Dancing with the Stars last week, got another glimpse of fame Monday morning as they performed in front of a large live audience and millions of TV viewers. 

After dancing to Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied" outside of the GMA studios in New York, the girls were shown a video of a recent interview with Beyonce in which the diva says she was "inspired" by the sisters and wants to meet them.

The sophisticated sisters jumped up and down as Beyonce said she plans to "send them some love and some goodies." 

"I loved their story," Beyonce said. "The icing on the cake is they did 'Get Me Bodied.'"

Tawanda "Wa-Wa" Jones, who founded the team 26 years ago, was recently nominated for the CNN Hero award.

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Allison Steele writes about Camden’s schools, government and businesses. Most importantly, she writes about the city’s residents. She is a former crime reporter who covered the Camden and Philadelphia police departments for the Inquirer. A Philly native, she has been with the Inquirer since 2008.

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