Pure Dancing With The Stars: “A Tribute To The Troupe”

Lois has written us another fabulous blog for us and this time, she tributes the Dancing With The Stars Troupe and how much it’s evolved. WELL DONE LOIS! Thanks so much. Read on, Everyone…

I became inspired to write this essay one night as I was watching DANCING WITH THE STARS. I usually watch some dances as a way to unwind from my day. I was thinking what a commanding presence The Troupe has become on the show. I decided to give them their due.

A TRIBUTE TO A TROUPE

A definition of a Dancing Troupe is simply a group of dancers dancing together. However, A TRIBUTE TO A TROUPE encompasses a far-reaching definition. The Troupe has evolved over the seasons into an integral, important, incredible group!

The Troupe first appeared in Season 12. They played a more back-up role in their first seasons. But, as time wore on became increasingly active in many ways. Troupe members have rotated as teaching pros over their seasons. Members have included:

HENRY BYALIKOV
SASHA FARBER
LINDSAY ARNOLD
JENNA JOHNSON
WITNEY CARSON
GLEB SAVCHENKO
PETA MURGATROYD
TRISTAN MCMANUS
KIKI NYEMCHEK
NICOLE VOLYNETS
TEX VOLYNETS
DASHA CHESNAKOVA
SHARNA BURGESS
SONNY FREDIE PEDERSEN
EMMA SLATER
JULZ TOCKER
ARTEM CHIGVENTSEV

Pros, who have been eliminated with their celebrities, have taken on the role of The Troupe. They are used in that capacity alongside regular Troupe members.

The Troupe has become shining stars all over the ballroom. Their presence is felt all throughout the show. The past couple of seasons The Troupe has appeared in almost every dancing pairs’ number. They have been showcased in opening numbers, in show bumpers. They have appeared in solo numbers on GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Also as part of Cast Announcements and After-Party Celebrations.

Their talents eclipse and go through the roof of the ballroom. They have bloomed into their own entity. They are worthy of every recognition they recieve. They have multiple dances to learn each week. There is nothing they cannot do. They are often called upon to stand in and learn entire routines due to illness and any other reason. They can be called to lend their expertise and help at a moment’s notice. They have become the hardest-working group in the ballroom.

One huge reason to plea for the return of The Results Show is more sparkling dance routines. The Troupe, in tandem with the teaching pros and celebrities, can be showcased even more. How about it!? More dancing = happy viewers = enhanced viewing pleasure!

I felt The Troupe needed some stand-alone recognition. Therefore, through this essay, I give them the recognition they deserve.

A TRIBUTE TO A TROUPE. Written with much respect for their hard work, their never ending talents, and for their sparkling presence in the ballroom. DANCING WITH THE STARS would not be the same without them. I feel they will evolve even further in the grand scheme of DANCING WITH THE STARS in upcoming seasons. Their glow, their sparkle and shine, will be a continuing pleasure for our eyes! They glow as brightly as The Mirror Ball Trophy!

COUNTLESS BRAVOS TO THE TROUPE!

I award them:

A TEN STANDING OVATION REVIEW!

Written By Lois A Troutman, December 13, 2014