They came to dance, but they’re ready to take a stand.
Oxygen has released the teaser for “The Prancing Elites Project,” the new docu-series that follows an African American, gay and gender non-conforming dance team that knows they’re bound to ruffle a few tail feathers.
“We have three strikes: We’re gay, we’re black and we’re in Mobile, Alabama,” one of the members says in the teaser.
The series follows the five-member dance team, which is excluded from competitions and banned from participating in several hometown and national parades, as they fight these rejections as well as family disapproval and tensions, personal health crises and heartbreak.
“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,” said Rod Aissa, Oxygen Media’s EVP of original programming and development. “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 series premiers at 10 p.m. April 22 on Oxygen.