Philadelphia dance group the Crowdpleaserz take to the streets to promote family and positivity

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Donnie Thompson is a 32-year-old devoted father and dance teacher in Philadelphia.

When he was a teenager, he suffered from a learning disability and had anger issues. He was arrested for minor offenses and imprisoned.

Upon his release from prison, he made a life-changing promise to his 3-year-old daughter.

“I’ve been through a lot and overcome a lot. I’ve been locked up. And I can tell you that’s a place I never want to be back in,” Thompson said.

Since his arrest, Thompson has turned his life around and now directs his energy as the leader of a dance group featuring his family. They are called the Crowdpleaserz.

The group dances in the streets to promote positivity in the community and fatherhood at home.

“I want the audience to be inspired, inspired by a father. My vision is to show the world that there are real fathers here,” Donnie said.

It is his faith in this family that has kept him out of trouble and on the creative path he is on now.

Her children are now aged 4 to 14.

His daughter Tyanna Thompson has been dancing since she was 5 years old.

“I like to dance because it’s fun to exercise and we travel to many places. The world is changing and I think we all need more positive energy,” she said. declared.

Together, with their dancer father, the group hopes to promote positivity and inspire the crowds who see them perform.

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