Although I’m not sure if the general American public is ready to accept the art of dance known as J-setting, Alabama quintet The Prancing Elites are about to make history. On Oxygen Network’s upcoming reality series ‘The Prancing Elites Project’, the five cuties reveal the hard knock life as a J-setter in conservative Alabama. The official press release for the show includes:
Set in the high-stakes world of Southern dance teams, this show chronicles the story of the Prancing Elites—an all-male competitive dance team in Mobile, Alabama who are looking to go from a one-click-wonder to a national sensation. With big personalities and even more heart, these five best friends will navigate the pitfalls of stardom and interpersonal drama all while attempting to break down the stereotypes and barriers put in their path towards success.
Team captain Kentrell Collins, an Army veteran, is the natural leader of the group and provides a valuable source of inspiration for the other teammates. But its their true sense of camaraderie and collaboration that keeps the group grounded amidst sexual orientation discrimination and misconceptions of gender roles. The Prancing Elites are just beginning to receive international press – largely due to Oxygen – but once their story is told, this dance quintet will soon become a staple in modern LGBT culture. Watch the official clip of ‘The Prancing Elites Project’ below and look for the show to premiere April 22, 2015 at 10:00PM.