So what’s an all-male, gender-bending dance troupe from Mobile, Alabama to do?
Prancing Elites have worked super hard in the almost 10 years since their founding: bringing their life-affirming art to new audiences; helping people rethink stereotypes about men, the South, and Spandex; and bringing back J-Setting just in time for Beyoncé to make the “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” video.
Along the way, they’ve garnered a lot of Idealist-approved street cred. Highlights include:
- Getting tweeted about by fan Shaquille O’Neal, who sent 200,000 people to a YouTube video of theirs in 48 hours.
- Stirring up surprise at a small-town Christmas parade last month.
- Getting yanked from the MoonPie Over Mobile New Year’s Eve event lineup (basically for being too sexy).
Today, we celebrate Prancing Elites’ continuing dedication to their ideals, art, and individuality—whether the reception they face is happy or hostile. Go, guys!
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