BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Southern University’s legacy of the Fabulous Dancing Dolls celebrates decades of history and showmanship on Friday, Sept. 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Capitol Park Museum.
In 1969, eight Southern University students performed at the football game against Texas Southern University, which was the beginning of a continuous tradition of talented Dancing Dolls. Founded by Gracie Perkins and under the direction of Dr. Isaac Greggs, the Dancing Dolls are known for their stylish uniforms and amazing choreography.
Along with the routine performance with the Southern University Human Jukebox, the Dancing Dolls have performed with Madonna during her Super Bowl XLVI halftime show and featured in Beyoncé’s Netflix documentary, Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé.
The term Forever Dolls refers to Fabulous Dancing Doll members after they have completed their time as a part of the organization.
This event is a chance to meet some of the amazing women and hear their stories. An exhibit of a Dancing Dolls uniform from the 1990s will be on display at the Capitol Park Museum as well.
Tickets for The Journey from Fabulous Dancing Dolls to Forever Dolls are free and available here.