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.
Narah Dean Oatis Hollis Pippin
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.
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
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