Préville Youth Company

Training for the Elite Dancer​

Préville Youth Company (PYC) provides dancers under the age of 19 with professional performance and networking opportunities. Company members engage with other dancers, choreographers and directors who work in the dance industry. PYC offers training to diversify young dancers’ range and deepen their understanding of anatomy, while also providing mentorship opportunities. Throughout the year dancers will compete at Elite competitions as well as at festivals around Quebec and Ontario.

We are passionate about empowering young artists through creative dance practices. 

Audition deadline: September 23, 2021

Who is eligible and how to Register

Acceptance into the Préville Youth Company is by audition. Dancers must send in a video of themselves performing a 2 minute solo by September 23rd, 2021. Open to all experienced dancers aged 12-19 years of age. 

Please include a letter with the following:

  • Why do you wish to participate in Préville Youth Company?
  • What are your goals as a pre-professional dancer?

Video and letter should be sent to: Jamie.malysh@centrepreville.org. If video file size is too large to email, please send via WeTransfer or a similar application.

Company rehearsals are mandatory. In addition to these 5.5 hours of rehearsals, dancers must maintain a minimum of 3 hours of technical training per week at a competitive level. These hours can be filled at Préville Dance Academy (50% discount on class prices) or at the studio of your choosing.

We understand that your young dancer may not be ready to leave their home studio but would also like to gain professional performance experience. That is OK! Please feel free to join us for rehearsals but continue your classes at your home studio.

Rehearsals run from October 4th – June 4th (30 weeks).

  • Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm
  • Saturday 9:00-12:30 pm

The cost of joining the Préville Youth Company is $2310. This includes 5.5 hours/week of rehearsals for 30 weeks.

If dancers decide to fulfill their extra 3 hours at Préville Dance Academy there will be a 50% discount on those additional classes. 

Payments can be made in up to 10 instalments. Contact us for details.