préville Dance Academy summer INTENSIVE Workshops

Please note the summer intensives are now finished, summer 2023 sessions will be posted in Spring 2023.

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 Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes (NDL) in Longueuil.

4 workshops to choose from:

July 4-15:
Choreography Intensive
(2 weeks)

July 18-22:
Contemporary & Ballet Intensive

July 25-29:
NEW Hip Hop Intensive

Aug. 15-19: NEW Musical Theatre Intensive

Four 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. At the end of each workshop there will be a showcase on the Friday from 3:00-3:30pm.

Préville Dance Academy Director, Jamie Malysh, is back by popular demand with a Summer Choreography Intensive, (exclusive to Préville)! This two-week intensive workshop allows young dancers, ages 12-18, 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 dance professionals, Adam Asselin-Rioux and Jamie Malysh, who will empower and equip young dancers to understand their important role as young artists. 

Throughout the program students will gain performance experience, develop their choreographic skills, be a part of a professional dance photo shoot 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 4 – 15th
TIME: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm
AGE GROUP: 12-18 years old
TEACHERS: Adam Asselin-Rioux and Jamie Malysh
PLACE: Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes (NDL) in Longueuil
PRICE: $440 (2-week workshop)

In this workshop dancers will be encouraged to become versatile in their expression and will explore a wide array of movement styles and emotions. Dancers will work on ballet technique and choreography in the morning and contemporary dance and improvisation in the afternoon. We will 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. Through the process of letting go of expectations, dancers can tap into their inner calm and confidence, opening up new  levels of self-expression and discovery.

DATE: July 18th – 22rd 
TIME: Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm
AGE GROUP: 10-18 years old
TEACHERS: Adam Asselin-Rioux (Ballet); Emmanuelle Martin (Contemporary)
PLACE: Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes (NDL) in Longueuil
PRICE: $220

Préville is offering a fun & challenging hip hop intensive that will have you dancing like your favorite TV stars in just one week. Dancers will participate in a dance video at the end of the week to showcase all they have learned!

In addition to learning a full performance piece, dancers will work on elements of popping, locking, and breaking, while having a chance to develop their own freestyle movements. Hip hop style is urban, it’s street, it’s diverse, and forever changing – best of all, you’ll love it!

DATE: July 25th -29th 
TIME: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm
AGE GROUP: 10-18 years old
TEACHERS: Michael Deschamps
PLACE: Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes (NDL) in Longueuil
PRICE: $220

Join us this summer for our new Musical Theatre Intensive! Great for any young artist looking to perfect a skill from their repertoire 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.

Participants will have classes in voice, dance, and theatre and they will finish off the day by coming together with all the other performers for a collaborative piece that they will perform at the end of the week. We hope to see you at our new and exciting intensive from August 15th to 19th. It’s the perfect way to end the summer!

DATE: Aug. 15th – 19th
TIME: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm
AGE GROUP: 5-7 years old; 8-11 years old and high school age
TEACHERS: Adam Asselin-Rioux, Zoé Dupont-Foisy & Majiza Philip
PLACE: Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes (NDL) in Longueuil
PRICE: $220

Rates include taxes.

Summer Intensive Dance Workshops

Choreography Intensive$440 (2 weeks)
Contemporary & Ballet Intensive$220 (1 week)
Hip Hop Intensive$220 (1 week)
Musical Theatre Intensive$220 (1 week)

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. 

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.


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.


A competitive dancer from Victoriaville, Michael, also known as “Mitch”, began his professional career in Montreal in 2021. He took advantage of the pandemic to train (virtually) in international programs such as the famous “The Lab Pro Team,” and he is now represented by the Buron Artist Management agency.

Mitch is trained in many styles including: hip-hop, whacking, locking, popping, house, commercial, freestyle, ballet, etc… You may have seen him on TVA’s chanteur masqué, or on tour with singer Anne Marie Taylor. He choreographed for Laurence Nerbonne and danced on stage with her, and he also danced for Walt Disney and several commercials (like Coca-Cola and Vachon cakes).

Mitch knows the importance of consistency and effort in growing as a dancer, and has the growth and success of his students at heart, which makes him a dedicated and much appreciated teacher.


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.

Payment can be made by credit card online via Amilia.

Cancellation Fee & Requests for Refunds
Requests for refunds must be received a minimum of seven (7) days prior to the start of the respective session, no refunds will be issued after this time. Taxes are included in all our prices.