troupe

You can call a group of performers a troupe. The kids you dance with are your dance troupe, and the jugglers and clowns at your friend's party might be a circus troupe.

If you love performing improvisational comedy, you may want to join a local improv troupe, and if you like the idea of caroling at Christmas time, you can form a troupe of singers to sing carols with in December. Troupe is a French word meaning "company of performers," which earlier meant "company of soldiers." It shares a root with troop.

Definitions of troupe
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n an organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)

Synonyms:
company
Types:
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opera company
a company that produces operas
theater company
a company that produces plays
ballet company
a company that produces ballets
Greek chorus, chorus
a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
circus
a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals
minstrel show
a troupe of performers in blackface
minstrelsy
a troupe of minstrels
repertory company, stock company
a theatrical company that performs plays from a repertoire
Type of:
organisation, organization
a group of people who work together

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