Le Petit Continental

In 2009 the renowned choreographer Sylvain Émard presented Le Grand Continental at Festival TransAmériques. Since then, this very contemporary form of square dancing has not only been bringing together amateur dancers of all ages and diverse cultural origins and backgrounds, but also charming audiences the world over. 

With Le Petit Continental, the residents of the city have the opportunity to enjoy a short version of Le Grand Continental. Over the course of 8 rehearsals, 50 participants learn the dance steps of a 10-minute choreography and make it their own. They perform one section from this popular dance show, and also collaborate on an original work. For the very first time Sylvain Émard ask dancers to create a unique dance piece, with their direct input.



Are you a dance enthusiast? You like to boogie on the dance floor? You live in Saint-Léonard? Then Le Petit Continental is just for you!

This Spring, Saint-Léonard residents have the opportunity to enjoy the intense dance experience of Le Grand Continental. No previous dance experience is required to register for the workshop, but it helps to have a certain sense of rhythm! Participants must attend all rehearsals.



Information and recruiting session

Tuesdays, March 7 and March 14, at 7 p.m.

Gymnase de l'école Pie XII


Tuesdays: April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9, 16, 23, from 7 to 9 p.m.

VENUE: Gymnase de l'école Pie XII


Saturday June 3rd

1 p.m. Scène culturelle - Parc Wilfrid-Bastien

5 p.m. Jean-Talon Street, near Lacordaire Boulevard





CHOREGRAPHY  Sylvain Émard

PROFESSIONAL DANCERS Mark Eden-Towle, Alexandre Morin, Julie Siméon, Claudia Chan Tak, Geneviève Gauvreau, Nicolas Patry, David Rancourt

COORDINATOR  Pascale Joubert



June, 2022 – Esplanade of Cégep Gérald-GodinSalle Pauline-Julien, Ste-Geneviève, Montreal, Canada

April, 2022 – ON danse Le Petit Continental!, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, in partnership with Espace Transition on the occasion of the International Dance Day, Montréal, Canada

February, 2020 – Maison de la culture Maisonneuve, Montréal, Canada

October, 2019 – Place du Village-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Canada



Le Petit Continental is a project financed as part of the cultural development agreement signed by the City of Montreal and the Government of Quebec. Thank you to our partners: the borougs of Île-Bizard–Ste-Geneviève, Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montréal-Nord, Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles, Saint-Léonard and Salle Pauline-Julien.