Beyonce Surprises Girls Dance Troupe With Video Message

Tawanda Jones' Camden Sophisticated Sisters group aims to empower girls through dance.
4:23 | 05/06/13

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And above all, sophistication. Yes, james, baby. Reporter: That's what tawanda jones drills into each of these girls. Who are we? Reporter: She was a high school student when her dance team lost its funding. That did not stop her. She kept the drill team going herself. Creating camden sophisticated sisters. I decided to create this drill team because there was a major need for structure and discipline in our communitiesy, especially for young ladies. Reporter:27 years later, boys, girls, tiny to thes, adults, all inspired with dance. Confidence. Confidence for me. Reporter: Powerful chants the girls recite with pride. They're sophisticated. They're from camden, nj opinion. They do exist. They are here. ♪ The children of camden are crying for help ♪ Reporter:CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY, Is one of the most poor and violent areas in the country. These kids, they're survivors. They're like the light in camden. Get ready, there's too much movement. Reporter: It's as much as education as it is dance. The camden sophisticated sisters drill team has seen 100% hh school graduation rate. Yes! Reporter: An astonishing feat in a city where 50% of students graduate. She's taught me confidence. That whatever I want to do I can do it. I learned to be strong, have courage, never give up, believe in myself. ♪ okay, tawanda, that's great. We're not done yet. Take it away, girls. ♪ ♪ to the front of the line let me fix my hair ♪ ♪ I just got to thinking about the past ♪ ♪ ♪ get somebody get somebody work your body get somebody work your bob get some body hey ♪ ♪ I love my babies, too. That is so great. It's not over yet. You ready for a surprise. Yes. Okay, crowd, I want everybody to help us here. One, two, three. All: You're not dreaming! Take a look right there. Sophisticated sisters, every heard of them from camden, new jersey. They performed to your song get me body. I do. I saw the performance. I was very impressed. I'm going to send them some love and goodies. Hopefully, I'll get to meet them. I was very inspired by their story. Very, very inspired to see these young girls have this place and unity. We all need each other. It really inspired me. I was so happy. I loved the story. The icing on the cake was, they

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