Police Help Dancer Film Janet Jackson Audition

April 27, 2018, 10:28 am EST | Share:

BIRMINGHAM, AL (JAMIESE PRICE, WBRC-TV) — A woman hoping to be a backup dancer for Janet Jackson recently got some unexpected backup of her own when the Birmingham Police Department stepped in to help her record the audition video.

She’s been dancing since she was 3-years-old. Now, Lala Diore is dancing into the hearts of many.

It comes after a video was released of her dance moves on the streets of downtown Birmingham.

Now a huge hit with the help of an unlikely source — a Birmingham Police Officer.

“He really turned the corner really fast and he said you know you can’t do this. People can get hurt, people can die,” said Diore.

But Lala was determined to get the shot.

“We really had a purpose behind it. We weren’t just dancing to be dancing,” she said.

She was on a mission. Trying to get the attention of the legendary Janet Jackson.

“I’m trying to submit for an online Janet Jackson dance video and we just want to get a good video because the deadline is coming,” she told the officer.

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What happened next surprised her.

“He said, ‘I’ll stop traffic, I’ll cut the lights on. Better yet, do you want the spotlight on?’ He said, ‘Let me see what you got – dance.”

And so she did.

“I’m glad to see that she did have fresh moves,” laughed officer Phillip Jones “She did really good.

For Officer Jones, he was just glad he could help.

“I’m glad that this has actually shown the world and the community that all police officers are not just out here to harass people,” he said. “It shows that we are human and we can have a little fun.”

“I did not know this video would have such an impact that way that it did,” said Diore.

Diore successfully recorded the routine and submitted it online for Janet Jackson’s #DanceWithJanet competition.

Now, she has to wait and see if she will be a part of the rhythm nation.