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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!!

2020'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 23.

How to Register:  
1) Email the Dance Mistress at Dancers@MonsterTroupe.com   to let her know you're coming. Include your full name and email address.

2) Please print out the liability waiver (there will also be copies available on site), fill it out, sign it and bring it 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

2020 has a maximum of 50 dancers, so sign up soon!

Rehearsals Start:  September 9, 2020

2020 Rehearsals Dates:

September 9 Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm
September 14 Monday 7:00-8:30pm
September 16 Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm
September 21 Monday 7:00-8:30pm
September 23 Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm
September 28 Monday 7:00-8:30pm
September 30 Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm
October 3 Saturday 10:30am-noon*
October 5 Monday 7:00-8:30pm
October 7 Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm
October 12 Monday 7:00-8:30pm
October 14 Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm
October 19 Monday 7:00-8:30pm
October 21 Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm
October 26 Monday 7:00-8:30pm
October 28 Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm

*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, 2020   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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