After 43 years, the HBCU Dance Team trendsetter and innovator has retired!

Every HBCU Dance Team has copied something from the Prancing J-Settes. After 43 years at JSU, The Prancing J-Settes sponsor from 1975 to 1997 has retired. The thing I remember the most about the Narah Dean Oatis era, were false eyelashes, pony tails, class, poise, charm and beauty. Oh, and awesome dance routines. I have to give the late Hollis Pippin, J-Settes choreographer, ex-twirler and the believed creator of J-Setting, some credit for those awesome routines.

He started out as drum major. When Helen Ford, who later became Miss Black America, came to J State, the two of them were twirlers who performed with The Boom as The Ebony Twins. At the same time, he was a stern task master as choreographer for the J-Settes. After he graduated and went to Hollywood, Helen became a J-Sette.

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Narah Dean Oatis                           Hollis Pippin

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Congratulations Mrs O on YOUR retirement FROM THE BAND community AND Jackson State, WE wish GREAT health , financial Blessings and continued travels AMEN

 Congrats Mrs. Oatis, you were a class act. After viewing the J-Settes videos during your era, the J-Settes during your era had stage presence, showmanship, energy, they were motivated to entertain and they always wore a SMILE!

 I think this thread got Mrs. Narah Dean Oatis inducted into the 2018 Jackson State Hall of Fame! Congratulations Mrs. Oatis, "From a Leader to a Legend."

JACKSON, Miss. — The Jackson State Division of Athletics announced today that 10 former student-athletes and supporters will be enshrined at the 31st Annual Sports Hall of Fame, September 28, 2018.

2018 Class

Shasta Averyhart- Women’s Golf

Kevin Dent- Football

A.J. Montacions- Men’s Golf

Narah Oatis- Supporter

Tera Sheriff- Women’s Basketball

Eric Strothers- Men’s Basketball

M.C. Taylor- Football

John Walker- Football

Latrenda Watson- Softball

Rickey Young- Football

https://www.gojsutigers.com/blog/2018/05/30/885/

Lets do it one time time. 1996 5th quarter, Alcorn vs. JSU.

J-Settes performance begins @8:55

lol oh you were great and fabulous mmhhmmm

honrae rokermore said:

CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE ALL THOSE YEAR'S OF BEING GREAT AND FABULOUS????? I'M JUST SAYING!!!! THE DOLLS OF BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA.
.JULY 7TH 2018 BE THEIR OR BE SQUARE

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