2019 Back-to-School Classes

Back-to-School Classes

BOUGE DE LÀ is presenting its 2019 back-to-school classes in collaboration with the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD).

Myriam Tremblay and Julie Tymchuk are leading a five-day class in contemporary dance technique for professionals and UQAM dance students* that will take place at the UQAM dance department at the end of August.


*Made possible through a special collaboration between Bouge de là and the RQD. Exceptionally, UQAM dance students have access to this one-week class for the same fee as professional dancers.

Practical Information

Practical Information

From Monday, August 26 to Friday, August 30, 2019
10 a.m. to noon

Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes ahead of time to secure your registration and warm up.

UQAM dance department
840 Cherrier Street
Studio K-4110


The registration fee is subsidized. To qualify, professionals must meet Emploi-Québec eligibility criteria.

Registration details will be posted on the RQD website in August.

Students can register HERE.



Revitalize your body after a lazy summer with Myriam Tremblay and Julie Tymchuk! These two teaching performers from Bouge de là are offering a hybrid class in contemporary dance based on Bartenieff’s somatic approach and acrobatic gymnastics, with inspiration drawn from the Limón and Countertechnique methods.

Learn to:

  • Identify the body connections involved in a movement and activate them at the right moment
  • Develop technical tools to facilitate continuity through various choreographic movements
  • Optimize the strength used in making a movement
  • Change direction more quickly
  • Develop endurance through complex sequences
  • Integrate training concepts exclusive to acrobatic disciplines
  • Push your limits and take risks safely


In contrast with isolated movements, an accessible and progressive approach is taken to consider the body as a whole.

The first part of the class explores body connectivity with the eyes, neck, shoulder girdle, abdominal belt and spinal column. Participants will experiment with the tridimensionality of their legs and arms, as well as the transfer of weight from the upper body to the lower.

Over the next 60 minutes, you will exercise your coordination and ability to respond to various choreographic demands through floor work, pliés and extensions, as well as a series of quick alternating movements (battements) and sequences involving space and gravity.

The class finishes with 30 minutes of combination dancing that combines contemporary dance with acrobatic movements. Movement sequences include transferring weight to the hands (until steady balance is achieved), rolls, sliding and large jumps.

Offered by Bouge de là in collaboration with the Regroupement auébécois de la danse, this class in technique is made possible through the financial support of Emploi-Québec and Compétence Culture, the labour sectoral committee for culture.



Joannie Douville

Trained as a gymnast, Myriam Tremblay holds a B.A. in Contemporary Dance and a Master’s in Performance from UQAM. She is also certified by the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York as a Laban movement analyst and practitioner of the Bartenieff somatic method. She has taught performance and given somatic workshops at UQAM and in various other professional settings. Since 2013, she has worked with Bouge de là as a performer, tour manager and rehearsal leader.

Joannie Douville

Julie Tymchuk has been performing on Montreal stages since 2012. Her broad understanding of the creative process gives her exceptional qualities in a collaborative situation. She has worked with a wide range of choreographers who include Hélène Langevin, Simon Ampleman and Katia-Marie Germain. Her sense of curiosity and passion for developing body expression, combined with a unique and complex physical language, drive her pursuit of a personal approach to creation.