LIVE OAK — The Suwannee High School Dancing Dolls are scheduled to perform at the Sugar Bowl halftime show in New Orleans.

Coach Abigail Rodriguez said the Dancing Dolls are members of the WorldStrides Onstage, a company that organizes halftime shows.

The Dancing Dolls have performed at the Camping World Bowl the last two years in Orlando.

“We really enjoyed it the first time and decided to go back again,” Rodriguez said. “The girls decided to do something different this year.”

She said the girls love a challenge so they decided to ask for the Sugar Bowl.

There are eight members on the team. The members are Jordan Hines, Camdyn Hurst, Kaylynn Selph, Briana Youngblood, Emelia Rodriguez, Ashley Robinson, Sarabeth Adams and Luna Rodriguez.

Rodriguez said only seven of the girls are performing at the Sugar Bowl because one could not attend.

“We are in the midst of fundraising,” Rodriguez said.

They sell seat cushions at Suwannee High games, raffling off a Yeti cooler and bucket, seeking sponsors and planning a chicken and rice dinner fundraiser.

“It is amazing to me how hard the girls will work to fundraise,” Rodriguez said. “They really want to go.”

It will cost roughly $1,500 per person to attend.

“They are super excited,” Rodriguez said. “We get to be a part of the Sugar Bowl parade and perform at halftime.”

Rodriguez said they are learning the routine for the show and once they get to New Orleans, their spot will be chosen.

“Our girls work really hard and it pays off,” Rodriguez said. “They have been in front last two years.”

The Dancing Doll will be gone a week so they have time to see some sights before leaving.

The Sugar Bowl will be held on Jan. 1, 2019.

Adams, the team captain, is excited to go to New Orleans and perform.

“We put a lot of effort in to what we do,” Adams said. “We love to perform.”

Jessie R. Box is a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Her beats include general assignment, government and police. ​

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