The Prancing Elites Project
Fashion, Reality, Dance, Variety, Gay/lesbian
A dance team based in Mobile, Ala., the Prancing Elites face more obstacles than similar troupes as they work for success. The team is made up of five individuals who identify as gay or gender non-conforming, which results in the group being banned from competitions and parades, so the dancers must find other ways to showcase their talent, from performing in the stands at football games to dancing on cruises. Throw in family disapproval, health crises and heartbreak, and the Elites have even more to overcome in order to fulfill their dream of achieving fame outside of Mobile. The troupe's members include Adrian, a classically trained dancer who turned down an invitation to join the famed Alvin Alley Dance Theater; captain Kentrell, who is devoted to the group's growth; former football player Kareem, who wants to be a role model to others; Jerel, who believes the Elites have a deeper message to share than just dance; and Tim, who often lands in the middle of drama.