2023 préville Dance Academy summer INTENSIVE Workshops

2024 summer dance intensives and dates will be announced in early 2024.
Be sure to check back then!

Join us this summer for our Dance Intensive Workshops! These bilingual workshops are designed for serious young dancers looking to take their dancing to the next level. We have invited some top teachers for these unique workshops. Space is limited. Workshops will be held at the Saint-Lambert United Church. Recreational weekly dance classes also available this summer.

Summer 2023 – 6 workshops to choose from, and new age groups! 

July 3-7
Ballet & Acro

July 10-21
Choreographic Intensive
(2 weeks)

July 24-28
Contemporary Dance

July 31-Aug. 4
Commercial Style Dance

Aug. 14-18
Broadway Stars

Aug. 21-25
Tap Dance

Six exciting workshops to help you experience dance in a new way and propel you forward in your training. Summer intensives will allow you to learn new techniques, train with experienced teachers and take your dancing to a more professional level!

Workshops run from 9am-3:30pm, Monday to Friday (with the exception of Tap Dance which is from 12:30-3:30). On the last day of each intensive, parents will be invited for an in-studio presentation at 3:00pm.

Come out and develop your Acro skills! This summer intensive features gym-based strengthening and stretching that will keep you in shape all summer! Learn new tricks and improve old ones in this intense week of training. All dancers are encouraged to come out to improve their flexibility and strengthen their bodies.

In the morning dancers will begin with pilates and cross training followed by a ballet barre in Vaganova technique. The afternoon will consist of pointe and pre-pointe classes. *Only those with pointe experience will be allowed en pointe, all other dancers will participate in the
pre-pointe class.

Example of a typical day :

9:00 – 10:00 – Pilates & strength training
10:15 – 11:45 – Ballet class
11:45 – 12:15 – Point or pre- pointe
12:15 – 12:45 – Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 – Acro skills – aerial work, balances, contortion
1:45 – 2:45 – Tumbling & introduction to tumbling

DATE: July 3rd – 7th
TIME: Monday-Friday, 9am – 3:30pm
AGE GROUP: 7 – 12 years old & 13 years +
TEACHERS: Jamie Malysh (Ballet); Nicole Jacobs (Acro) and Amelia Lamanque (Ballet)
PLACE: St-Lambert United Church
PRICE: $250

Our Summer Choreographic Intensive is back by popular demand (exclusive to Préville)! This two-week intensive workshop allows young dancers, ages 7 – 18, the opportunity to explore a new aspect of dance where they will discover the creative process and improve their choreographic skills. Dancers will work with professionals, Adam Asselin-Rioux and Tommy Lee, who will guide them in understanding their important role as developing artists.

Throughout the program, students will gain performance experience, develop their choreographic skills, be a part of a professional dance photoshoot and create an innovative, full-length dance production!

Come with a sense of adventure, and limbs covered! Leave with skills to explore dancing with greater freedom in the short and long term.

DATE: July 10 – 21
TIME: Monday – Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm
AGE GROUP: 7 – 12 years old & 13 years +
TEACHERS: Adam Asselin-Rioux and Tommy Lee
PLACE: St-Lambert United Church
PRICE: $500 (2-week workshop. Includes photo and video shoot)

In this workshop, dancers increase their physical versatility and expressive ability. Renowned dancer and sought-after choreographer and trainer, Adam Asselin-Rioux, will focus on partnering, lifts and tricks.

Dancers will also work on contemporary dance and improvisation with a focus on spatial awareness, the use of body weight and safe body alignment.

Diving into the world of improvisation, dancers will learn about connection – to classmates, to themselves and to others. By learning to let go of expectations, dancers can tap into their inner calm and confidence, opening up new levels of self-expression and self-discovery.

DATE: July 24th – 28th
TIME: Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 3:30pm
AGE GROUP: 7 – 12 years old & 13 years +
TEACHERS: Adam Asselin-Rioux (partnering and tricks) & Emmanuelle Martin (repertoire and contemporary)
PLACE: St-Lambert United Church
PRICE: $250

Préville’s Commercial Dance Intensive was created to train the next generation of dancers not only in technique, but also in the skills required to be successful in the professional commercial dance world (think: music videos, live concerts and events). Dancers will take classes in breaking, hip hop, jazz funk, lyrical jazz, acro and latin styles. Learn from the best teachers in the Montreal dance industry and explore what it takes to be versatile and successful in the entertainment industry.

DATE: July 31st – August 4th
TIME: Monday – Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm
TEACHERS: Adam Asselin-Rioux (Jazz & Breakdance), Tommy Lee (Voguing & Commercial), Paulina Posadas Dagio (Latin) & Nicole Jacobs (Acro & Contemporary)
PLACE: St-Lambert United Church<
PRICE: $250

A musical theatre intensive that’s perfect for young artists looking to perfect an existing skill, or round themselves out as a performer to become a true triple threat! Our intensive will be available for three age groups: 5 -7 years old, 8-11 years old and high school age performers.

Participants will have classes in voice, dance, and theatre and they will finish off the day by joining the other groups in creating a collaborative piece that they will perform at the end of the week. We hope to see you at this exciting intensive from August 14th to 18th!

DATE: Aug. 14th – 18th
TIME: Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 3:30pm
AGE GROUP: 5-7, 8-11 years old & 12 years +
TEACHERS: Adam Asselin-Rioux, Océane Palardy, Maude Barsalou, Zoé Dupont-Foisy,  & Majiza Philip
PLACE: St-Lambert United Church
PRICE: $250

This special half-day tap dance intensive is great for kids looking to learn or perfect their tap dancing skills!

Tap is a musical form that works on rhythm, sound and foot technique. If you like the idea of tapping into rhythms and improving your timing, fitness and flexibility, this intensive is just for you!

Beginners welcome – We are happy to provide tap shoes!

DATE: Aug. 21st – 25th
TIME: Monday-Friday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
AGE GROUP: 7-12 years old & 13 years +
TEACHERS: Océane Palardy, Maude Barsalou and Majiza Philip
PLACE: St-Lambert United Church
PRICE: $125

Rates include taxes.

2023 Summer Dance Intensives Rates

Ballet & Acro$250 (1 week)
Choreographic Intensif$500 (2 weeks)
Contemporary Dance$250 (1 week)
Commercial Style Dance$250 (1 week)
Broadway Stars$250 (1 week)
Tap Dance$125 (1 week)
Ballet lessons

Jamie Malysh has been dancing for over 25 years in the styles of Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Ukrainian Dance. She moved to Montreal from British Columbia to attend L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, where she completed the professional dance program. This training allowed her to expand her technique while also offering her the opportunity to work with world-renowned teachers and choreographers.

Jamie’s professional dance career has taken her around the world. She has travelled to Kiev, Ukraine where she danced with the Virsky Ukrainian Dance Company, to Scotland and England, and all across Canada. Highlights of her career include producing and performing a full-length solo show, choreographed by Neil Sochasky in Melbourne, Australia, and dancing with Sinha Dance Company (Montreal) in collaboration with the National Ballet of Canada for the Sharing Dance project.

Jamie has a passion for teaching and inspiring dancers. In her 14 years of teaching she has managed multiple studios and has taught dancers of all ages—many of whom are now following careers with companies such as The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Alberta Ballet and companies across Europe.

Jamie’s years of training and performing have given her the tools to work with others to overcome obstacles on their own journey. Students find that Jamie not only guides them through learning to dance, but also uses dance to guide them through life—helping them develop a strong character in preparation for their future. Jamie provides leadership, understanding, compassion and inspiration to students and professionals alike.

In 2007 Adam began intensive training full time at the Divertimento Ballet School, where he studied Ballet, Modern and Contemporary dance. Two short years later Adam toured Europe with the prestigious dancers of the “Conservatoire de l’opéra de Paris” and the Spanish Troupe “Danz”. 

In 2010 Adam decided to further his studies and was accepted into the Ecole Supérieure De Ballet Du Québec as well as in the company “Le Jeune Ballet Du Québec” where he worked with many choreographers and teachers of great international renown, such as: Christophe Maraval, Françoise Vaussenat, Shawn Houswell, Hélène Blackburn, Éric J. Miles, Gioconda Barbuto and many others.

Adam participated in the 4th season of the television show “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” where he gained immeasurable experience and exposure. 

To date, he has studied and performed in over twenty different styles, as well as diversifying into other areas such as gymnastics, circus and theatre—all of which have contributed to Adam’s unique and memorable style. 

Tommy-Lee is a dancer from Montreal. He is currently in his last year of studies at the Montreal School of Contemporary Dance and is already starting to make his mark on the dance industry in Québec.

In recent years he has appeared on television, in shows like Chanteurs Masqués and Star Académie. He has also had the chance to work with renowned choreographers, such as Kim Gingras, Vincent Noiseux and Alex Francoeur, just to name a few. Tommy-Lee continues to learn, striving to realize his greatest goals and aspirations as a dancer and artist.


Member of Curve Lake First Nation and Montréal based dance artist, Nicole Jacobs trained in ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics, and musical theatre prior to graduating from Concordia University with a BFA in contemporary dance and a minor in psychology.

Nicole is an experienced contact improvisation dancer and facilitator, having studied the dance form intensely through travelling, teaching, and assisting in the organization of contact improvisation festivals in India, Thailand, Portugal, and Germany.

Nicole has recently participated in creations by Theatre Junction, Sébastien Cossette-Masse, Aviv Arts Co., and Maude Lecours. She is also in process for the creation of her own choreographic work titled Alone in the Living Room which was performed at the 2022 St. Ambroise Montréal Fringe Festival, and will be reworked for the 2023 Festival Quartiers Danses.

Her teaching repertoire includes developing acrodance workshops that she has facilitated at BIGBANG, Espace Ouvert, Extravadanse Studio, Studio Innova Danse, and Collège Sainte Anne. She also develops accessible dance classes for neuro-diverse populations, that she has shared across Canada and England. Nicole’s current research is focused on the meeting points between contemporary dance, floorwork, acrobatics, and interpretation. She is interested in the merging of disciplines and drawing from her training in
theatre and circus arts to create work that is experiential and poetic in nature.


Majiza Philip is a mentor, teacher, performer, choreographer, leader and tap dancer.  A home-grown talent hailing from the historical black community of Little Burgundy, she is the granddaughter of Montreal’s very own legendary rhythm tap queen from Harlem, Ethel Bruneau. Majiza began her dance training at age of 3 under the strict eye of her grandmother.

She and her sister were chosen by Gregory Charles to perform at the Governor General’s awards, becoming the first black minors to appear as part of this event and also performed at the 1998 Montreal Jazz Festival with the Vic Vogel big band. Following this she was a featured talent on Natalie Simard’s show Decibel. Teaching for over 15 years she was also the children’s musical theatre choreographer at the Segal Centre from 2009-2013.

Zoé is a Montreal-based pianist, singer, conductor and composer/arranger. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Masters in Conducting from McGill University. She now works as music director for choirs, orchestras and various theatres.

As a private teacher, Zoé concentrates on Classical and Broadway, which includes pop, rock and jazz. She is well versed in different styles and loves to share that musical diversity. Always one to listen to her students, Zoé adapts the lessons to their needs, whether it is to work on technique, to prepare for an audition, or simply to gain confidence singing or playing piano. She cares about the progress of her students and knows how to have fun while learning.


Born in Montreal, Amélia Lamanque began dancing at the age of 3 and will have the opportunity to pursue her dream by being trained at the École supérieure de ballet du Québec.

During her studies, she demonstrated her talents internationally by dancing for renowned choreographers and upon leaving school, she performed as an independent artist for several productions including La Damnation de Faust by Robert Lepage, Casse- Noisette by the Grands Ballets Canadiens and for Cirque Eloïze. Amélia is currently working on a project with Sinha Danse, a company based in Montreal.

Always eager to learn and improve, she obtained her AEC in teaching classical dance and began her training as a personal trainer.

Maude Barsalou

Maude Barsalou has been dancing since the age of three. She is passionate about the arts and is currently completing a college diploma in Music/Dance at the Cégep de Drummondville. Trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz and Tap, her favorite dance style is without a doubt Tap.

Maude has been teaching for three years and has an attestation of collegial study in dance teaching. She wishes to continue her studies at UQAM in dance teaching in order to realize her dream of transmitting her greatest passion. She aspires to include Tap training in various school programs. She is very happy to join the team!


Emmanuelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (Dance), and studied dance in the United States, France and Canada. Emmanuelle specializes in Contemporary and Urban Dance and performs across four continents. 

In 2017–18, she joined P7:1SMA Dance Company and Maya Dance Theatre, two Singaporean companies with which she discovered the traditional dances of Southeast Asia.

Well established in her career, Emmanuelle is now working with Van Grimde Corps Secret, Trip the Light Fantastic, Bouge de là, Audrey Gaussiran, Bettina Hoffman, Ampleman Danse and Sinha Danse.


Passionate about both reading and dancing, Océane Palardy obtained her Diploma of College Studies in Arts, Letters and Communication – Literature option- and is now studying Literature at UQAM.

She has been dancing since she was very young and now shares her passion with young dancers by teaching at the Préville Dance Academy. 


Paulina was born in Morelia, Mexico. She developed an interest in dance at an early age. At the age of 15, she began with “bailes de salón”. Enchanted, her passion for dance exploded and she began training in classical ballet, jazz and gymnastics.

At the age of 18, she was invited to be the partner of the very talented professional dance teacher, Carlos Carmona, director of the “Salsabor” dance company in Mexico City. In the same year she won her first national title as Salsa Champion in the 2005 Acapulco Salsa Congress. Boosting her confidence and interest, the win incited Paulina to pursue more training in ballroom, tango, acting, singing, musicals and hip-hop in Mexico, United States, Canada and Italy.

Today Paulina is a world renown salsa dancer, coach, teacher and choreographer. She has taught workshops to thousands of people in more than 50 countries around the globe. Current and undefeated 6x Salsa On2 World Champion.

Payment are made by credit card online via Amilia. If you do not have an Amilia account you will need to create one. There is a $15 non-refundable admin feeTaxes are included in all of our prices.

Registration Changes
If you would like to make changes to your intensive workshop registration after having already registered and paid, please follow these steps:

  1. Register for the new desired intensive week via Amilia, just as you did the first time.
  2. Email us at camp@centrepreville.org once your new registration is confirmed, and ask us to CANCEL your previous registration (please include registration details)

Once we receive your email, we will send you a REFUND for the original payment (minus the non-refundable 15$ administration fee). Please understand that every change we make requires administrative work, and incurs credit card fees on our end.

We ask that you re-register first to ensure your child has a spot confirmed, before we cancel the initial spot. Intensive spots and changes are subject to availability.

Cancellation Fee & Requests for Refunds
Requests for full refunds must be received a minimum of fourteen (14) days prior to the start of the respective session. The $15 admin fee is non-refundable.

Cancellations made less than fourteen (14) days prior to the start of, or during, an intensive will be refunded for the unused days of the intensive. However, Préville will retain a penalty fee of $50 or 10% of the services unrendered (whichever is less) plus the $15 admin fee.

Contact the dance intensive staff directly at: (438) 378-0788