préville Dance Academy summer INTENSIVE Workshops

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 St-Lambert United Church.

3 workshops to choose from:

July 4-15:
Choreography Intensive (2 weeks)

July 18-22:
Contemporary Intensive

July 25-29:
NEW Hip Hop Intensive

Three 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: St-Lambert United Church
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. 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
PLACE: St-Lambert United Church
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: Jamie Elalouf & Guest (TBD)
PLACE: St-Lambert United Church
PRICE: $220

Rates include taxes.

Summer Intensive Dance Workshops

Choreography Intensive$440 (2 weeks)
Contemporary Intensive$220 (1 week)
Hip Hop 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. 

Jamie Elalouf is a professional dancer and choreographer who has appeared on stage and screen in over 20 productions, including films, television episodes and ad campaigns. You may recognize him from Ubisoft’s ad for the popular video game, Just Dance!

He trained in Montreal, New York and Los Angeles and he’s has had extensive teaching experience across the USA and Canada. His passion for sharing dance led him to be the founder of Vision Dance Camp.

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.

Blog post
Read more about the workshops in our blog post “Not to be Missed: Summer Dance Intensives“.