Prancing Elites of Mobile, AL Basketball Game 2013
The Prancing Elites are a dance squad from Mobile, Alabama. They also happen to be an all-male, black, queer dance squad from Mobile, Alabama. They also happen to be awesome.
While I’m sure they get more than their share of needless hate and ignorance, I’m hoping that more folks stand with people like Shaquille O’Neal who said simply on Twitter, “THESE DUDES B JAMMIN.”
Also in that second link’s video summary, the Prancing Elites explain that their shtick is performing in the stands at pre-existing events, which is brave as all hell:
as you all know we perform in the stands at football events, battle of the bands, etc. and have been doing it since 2004.
PUT YOUR DAMN CLOTHES ON, YALL SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES WITH ALL THESE FOLKS OUT HERE, IF YOU GET UP AGAIN TO LOOK LIKE YOU WANT TO DANCE YOU ALL ARE BEING ESCORTED OUT IMMEDIATELY…”
This is what was told to us on Jan. 26, 2013 as we were performing at the Senior Bowl, in which we dance at EVERY year…. we have footage posted all over Youtube of us performing in public.
“J-Settes of Mobile, and Prancing Elites of Mobile, AL.”…. our dancing style, costumes or uniforms, may not be normal for some, but we put in just as much works as other sports such as; football, basketball, and track…and sometimes more work…. all we want to do is JUST DANCE… we have a passion for it…. we do alot of dancing in public for FREE….meaning if we arent getting paid for it… that shows enough passion in itself….all we are asking for are EQUAL RIGHTS…. this video is NOT INTENDED FOR COPYRIGHT OR FRINGE BENEFITS….. we just want to be recognized as TRUE DANCERS AND ENTERTAINERS
Fake edit: I should point out that at lots of college football games - I dunno about the Senior Bowl - the bleachers might as well be the stage. Pep squads aren’t just for halftime. [I know some of y’all saw Drumline, but I still thought it was worth underline.]
This probably makes what they’re doing even more disruptive and rad.