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Why do so many people refer to a company of Irish dancers as a "troupe"?
By CinderEmma Comments: 153, member since Mon Sep 05, 2016
On Sun Jan 08, 2017 06:20 AM

Why do so many people refer to a company of Irish dancers as a "troupe" instead of a company (i.e. "Riverdance troupe")? Wouldn't it make more sense for them to be referred to as the "Riverdance company?"

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re: Why do so many people refer to a company of Irish dancers as a "troupe"?
By StepdancerPremium member Comments: 1978, member since Sun Oct 22, 2006
On Sun Jan 08, 2017 06:03 PM
No idea. Image hotlink - 'http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Thinking/thinking-005.gif'
re: Why do so many people refer to a company of Irish dancers as a "troupe"?
By rosalinde Comments: 1981, member since Fri Jun 19, 2009
On Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:17 AM
Beats me ...

Over here (Netherlands) I wouldn't dream of using that name > troupe sounds the same as 'troep' which means 'a mess' -- and that hits just a little close to home to any of the showgroups I've been part of ... ;)

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