Dancers. Cheerleaders. Divas.
The Prancing Elites -- an all-male competitive dance team hailing from Mobile, Ala. -- are everything and more.
Known for storming the bleachers with their J-Setting dance moves at college basketball and football games, the group became a viral sensation when videos of their performances hit YouTube. They even found a fan in Shaquille O’Neal, who said “these dudes b jammin.”
Now the team is documenting all their dancing and drama in a new reality series, The Prancing Elites Project, premiering on Oxygen on Wednesday, April 22. The show will give fans a closer look at the five members -- Adrian Clemons, Jerel Maddox, Kareem Davis, Kentrell Collins, and Timothy Smith -- as they attempt to become more than a viral sensation and break down barriers and stereotypes that come with being a queer, black dance team from the deep south.
ETonline has an exclusive look at the premiere, which shows the obstacles often faced by the group. Unable to walk in a local parade, the Prancing Elites find a way to still participate.
These divas will not be ignored.
And if there was any doubt, just check out these dance moves:
The Prancing Elites Project premieres on Oxygen on Wednesday, April 22 at 10 p.m.