The Prancing Elites are unlike most dance teams.
The troupe, from Mobile, Ala., consists of five black, gay and gender nonconforming dancers who compete in a style of dance called J-Setting, a lead-and-follow form of hip-hop mixed with cheerleader-like movements.
Their stories come to television, starting April 22, on Oxygen's 12-episode docu-series "The Prancing Elites Project." The dancers, all in their 20s, have one message.
"We want people to know it's OK to be who you are," says team captain Kentrell Collins, 27. "It's OK to express yourself how you see fit, not how the next man sees it."
The group was formed more than a decade...