Préville Youth & Junior
Dance 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.

Audition by video! (see below)

Who is eligible and how to Audition

Acceptance into the Préville Youth Company (PYC) and Junior Company is by audition. If a dancer cannot be present at a live audition, they must send in a video of themselves performing a two-minute solo. This invitation is open to all experienced dancers aged 10-19 years of age. 

Please write a letter and answer the following questions:

  • 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.


Opportunities Include:

– Performances
– Competitions
– Masterclasses
– Multi-disciplinary Collaboration
-Video Production
– Photo Shoot
– Festivals
– Attendance at professional productions
– Conventions
– Exposure to multiple styles

PYC Mandatory Rehearsal Schedule (4 hours):

Monday 7:30-9:30pm
Thursday 6:30-8:30pm

In addition to these rehearsals, PYC dancers must maintain a minimum of 4 hours of technical classes* (ballet, jazz, contemporary) per week at a competitive level. These hours can be filled at Préville Dance Academy or at the studio of your choosing.

Junior Company Mandatory Rehearsal Schedule (5.5 hours):

Monday 5:30-8:00pm
Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
Saturday 9:30-11:30am

In addition to these rehearsals, Junior Company dancers must maintain a minimum of 3 hours of technical classes* (ballet, jazz, contemporary) per week at a competitive level. These hours can be filled at Préville Dance Academy or at the studio of your choosing.

Junior Company dancers will learn two group choreographies (one contemporary and one jazz). If you are interested in doing a solo, please discuss with Jamie.

*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 technical classes at your home studio.

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

Rehearsals begin September 24, 2022 and end June 10, 2023.

  • Special rehearsals with guest choreographers!
    * September 17-18 (1-4pm)
    * September 24-25 (1-4pm)
  • Photo shoot
    * October 29th (1:30pm)

Competition and festival dates and details will be announced in October. 

Youth Company Special Project
A weekend masterclass with renowned dancer, Jera Wolfe. Read all about it.

PYC and Junior Company fees include the cost of mandatory rehearsals for the duration of the programme.

Payments can be made in up to 8 instalments. Please contact us for details.

Other fees include: fees for technical class hours (at Préville or home studio); competition and associated fees (entry, costume, solo choreography); special project fees; transportation.

Choreography from the spring masterclass with Jera Wolfe.