The Manyet Dance Troupes were started 20 years ago to offer extra classes for those students who wished to get a little more involved in dance than their one class per week allowed. Interested dancers are required to audition for the Dance Troupes at the beginning of the dance year. During tryouts the dancers are judged on their ability to learn quickly, execution of steps, and showmanship. Enthusiasm is a must!
Over the years, these chosen Dance Troupes have performed original routines in our annual recitals which have proven to be a highlight in our show. They have also performed at Summer Fair, Kids’ Fest, Shriners’ Burns Institute, Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Optimists’ Regional Dinner Banquet, Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade, Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade, Fort Thomas Fourth of July Parade, the American Heart Association Dance for Heart at the Florence Mall, Newport on the Levee, Camp Ernst Family Festival, high school talent shows, and basketball games. These dancers have also brought much joy to our area’s senior citizens with their talents, not only for their own enjoyment but for others.
The Junior, Senior, Elite, and Hip Hop Troupes compete twice a year. The Manyet Minis and Powder Puff Dance Troupes compete once a year. Every other year, the Senior and Elite Troupes are invited to compete nationally in the summer. All of these Troupes have won many awards, some including platinum trophies and extra awards for their abilities and enthusiasm. The Senior and Elite Troupes have also won high score awards at the national level.
Each Troupe also participates in other volunteer/community-based events throughout the dance season, as well as local parades for Memorial Day and the 4th of July.
Not only do the groups build close friendships and self-esteem, but the dancers also learn that dedication, responsibility, time management, and hard work can bring many rewards and personal satisfaction. The members of our Dance Troupes bring much pride to the studio for their talent and commitment.
Auditions for the Troupes are held in the fall, at the beginning of our year-long dance season (with the exception of Show Troupe, which does not require an audition).
Any dancer wishing to audition for Powder Puff Troupe or higher, must participate in one of the week-long dance intensives offered over the summer.
Elite Dance Troupe [Ages 14 and up]
Our most prestigious Dance Troupe
Senior Dance Troupe [Ages 12 and up]
Junior Dance Troupe [Ages 10-13]
Powder Puff Dance Troupe [Ages 8-10]
Manyet Minis [Ages 6-8]
Show Troupe [Ages 8-12]
This non-competitive troupe is a great chance for dancers to perform at extra events and be involved in the community. The troupe will not compete but will be part of the Dance Troupe Christmas shows and other local events, as well as have an extra dance in the recitals. Dancers will experience lyrical, tap, jazz, and musical theater pieces.
Important Dance Troupe Information
2018 Summer Intensives
Required for anyone auditioning for Powder Puff Dance Troupe and above during the 2018-2019 dance season.
Dancers must pick one of the two sessions.
The week must be completed in its entirety.
June 25-29 or August 13-17
Highland Heights Studio
Age 8-10: 5:00-7:00 PM
Age 11-13: 6:00-8:00 PM
Age 14-18: 7:00-9:00 PM