Watch: Oxygen's 'The Prancing Elites Project' -- Premieres April 22nd

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The Prancing Elites are preparing to dance their way into your living rooms this spring with Oxygen’s new series, The Prancing Elites Project.

The show will introduce the world to African American, gay and gender non-conforming dance team comprised of Adrian Clemons, Kentrell Collins, Kareem Davis, Jerel Maddox and Timothy Smith and watch as they challenge societal norms while overcoming several obstacles with passion and wit on their journey to be their authentic selves.

The series delves into the personal lives of these five best friends in Mobile, Alabama as they fight to be accepted in the female-dominated dance culture of J-Setting.

Here’s some more bits and pieces from the show’s press release:

“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, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. 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.”

Currently excluded from competitions and banned from participating in several hometown and national parades, The Prancing Elites seek other ways to showcase their talent from dancing in the stands at college football games to performing on a boat cruise. Despite professional rejections, family disapproval and tensions, personal health crises and heartbreak, the group won’t let anything stand in their way as they continue to lift one another up and band together in the face of adversity. Hoping to build a name for themselves outside the walls of Mobile, this dream team is determined to see their name in lights and go wherever the music takes them.

You know we’re all about people staying true to themselves and living life exactly how they are — so we’ll definitely be tuning in! 

The Prancing Elites Project premieres Wednesday, April 22nd at 10pm ET/PT– but check out a sneak peek here!

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