And the Alabama State Honeybeez are no different. These plus-size dancing, golden divas exude body positivity, self-love, and confidence in their Snapchat docuseries, “The Honeybeez of ASU”. Produced by LaLa Anthony and ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures, the series first premiered in 2018 and documents the 5-women squad as they balance school, life, and dance. The new 7th season premiered on April 25 and documents the 2019-2020 season. It’s currently airing on Snapchat.
Team captain Asia Banks says the theme for this season is, “Be bold, be beautiful and be you.”
Watch the trailer below:
The Honeybeez was formed in 2004 by the ASU band director, James Oliver, with the intention of creating plus-sized appreciation. He wanted to create a team of electrifying dancers that wouldn’t necessarily be turned down because their full figures didn’t fit the standard looks of other majorette teams. And with the help of the Honeybeez’s coordinator Ruth Anna M. Williams, these ladies can serve looks and choreography that just as fierce as their attitudes.
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Magic City Classic was a movie!! 💆🏾♀️ Braids: @asie_abeille @itsjairia @anna_marshae 💄 Makeup: @dreeckbreon 👗 Wardrobe: @iammoniquelashae @anna_marshae Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making the Beez slaaaaaay that was not mentioned! #myasu #asuhoneybeez #plussize #plussizedancers #beebold #beebeautiful #beeyou 🍯🐝💛🖤💛🖤
Since then the Honeybeez has been on the rise performing on the Steve Harvey morning show in 2013 and for America’s Got Talent season 12 in 2017. In 2019 the ladies were featured in Nike’s Dream Crazier docuseries campaign, which gained over 300,000 views after the first month of its production.
To watch the docuseries click here
Cory Nunnally is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland. Her love for writing stemmed from reading fiction when she was a kid. Cory enjoys writing short stories, poetry, and articles about mental health and celebrating local events.