The Prancing Elites Project


Get ready for The Prancing Elites Project, it's like nothing you've seen on TV yet.

The Oxygen reality series features gender non-conforming dance group The Prancing Elites—Adrian Clemons, Kentrell Collins, Kareem Davis, Jerel Maddox and Timothy Smith—as they challenge societal norms and DANCE. The group from Mobile, Alabama just want to be accepted in the J-Setting world—think cheerleading meets hip-hop, like Beyonce's Single Ladies style of dancing.

"The Prancing Elites' positive perseverance through life's countless hurdles and rejections will tug at the heartstrings of Oxygen's young, open-minded and diverse audience," Rod Aissa, executive vice president of original programming and development at Oxygen Media, said in a statement. "With vibrant personalities, an abundance of humor and even more determination, this authentic group holds true to themselves and never stops celebrating who they are."

The trailer above gives you just a taste of what's to come as the five best friends struggle for acceptance, all while supporting each other and trying to live their dance-loving lives. The group is currently banned from participating in several hometown and national parades and excluded from competitions, so The Prancing Elites take their talents elsewhere, teaching local classes in the community, dancing at college football games and even on a boat cruise.

The Prancing Elites Project premieres Wednesday, April 22 at 10 p.m. on Oxygen.

(E! and Oxygen are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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