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Monster Troupe Dancers

The Monster Troupe's Dancers are a grass roots, community dance troupe which performs once a year at the Portsmouth Halloween Parade in association with the Monster Troupe. The number and members of the processional arts, dance group varies each year depending on community interest and is comprised of both non-dancers and dancers alike.

Come Dance with the BIG MONSTERS!!

2021's Theme will pay tribute to our "Circus of Monsters"

2018 Monster Troupe Dancers
Photo Credit - Steve Lekousi

2018 Monster Troupe Dancers being filmed for WMUR NH Chronicle
Photo Credit - Steve Lekousi

2017 Monster Troupe and Troupe Dancers - "Beetlejuice"
Photo Credit- Paul Sorli

Our Dance Mistress, Tia Almeida Pike, has years of experience as a dance instructor, teaching people from all walks of life and helping to build community. Historically, Tia organized, choreographed and instructed a number of flash mobs around Portsmouth. Her most famous was "Jai Ho", a large flash mob a number of years ago in Market Square on Children's day.

Dance Mistress Tia Almeida Pike
Photo Credit-Roger Goun 2019

Tia has choreographed and instructed the Monster Troupe Dancers since it's inception in 2017.

Monster Troupe Dancers - 2019 Portsmouth Halloween Parade

2019 Monster Troupe Dance Rehearsal

2018 Monster Troupe Dance Rehearsal

2018 Monster Troupe Dancers

Want to Join Us???   No Dance Experience Necessary, we'll teach you!
We will be accepting participants through September 22.

How to Register:  
1) To join the 2021 Monster Troupe Dancers, CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT OUR 2021 SIGN-UP FORM

2) Please print out the liability waiver (there will also be copies available on site), fill it out, sign it and bring it with your $20 season payment to your first rehearsal. The YMCA requires photo ID's for entry.

3) Be sure to JOIN our Monster Troupe Dancers Facebook Private Group just for Monster Troupe Dancers.
We share info about rehearsals, costumes, our sound system , videos, Monster Troupe updates etc.   To JOIN - Click Here

2021 has a maximum of 30 dancers, so sign up soon!

Rehearsals Start:  September 8, 2021

2021 Rehearsals Dates:

September 8 Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm
September 13 Monday 6:30-8:00pm
September 15 Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm
September 20  Monday 6:30-8:00pm
September 22 Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm
September 27 Monday 6:30-8:00pm
September 29  Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm
October Saturday 10:30am-noon*
October 4 Monday 6:30-8:00pm
October Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm
October 11 Monday 6:30-8:00pm
October 13 Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm
October 18 Monday 6:30-8:00pm
October 20 Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm
October 25 Monday 6:30-8:00pm
October 27 Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm

*On location with the Monster Troupe (weather permitting)

Rehearsal Location:  YMCA at the Seacoast has again generously donated our rehearsal space. You can get directions here.    (A photo ID is required by the YMCA for entry.)

Season Cost:  $20

Minimum Age:  16 years old

Dance Troupe Costume:  The dancers are responsible for making their own coordinated costume in conjunction with the "theme" as outlined by the Dance Mistress.

Attendance:  With the understanding that joining the Dance Troupe is a time commitment. We want to put on the best performance we can for the thousands of people who watch the Parade every year. To this end, excessive rehearsal absences will be discouraged.

Parade Details:  October 31st, 2021   7:00pm
Parade route length is 1.1 miles. Your can see the parade route here

2019 Monster Troupe Dancers (most of them)
Photo Credit- Roger Goun

2017 Monster Troupe Dancers
Photo Credit- Roger Goun

2018 Monster Troupe Dancers
Photo Credit - Steve Lekousi

2018 Monster Troupe "Spider and the Fly"
Photo Credit Guy Davis


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