KSD Summer Dance Intensive

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Studio A
Andrea Palmer

Bring your dance technique & performance to the next level this summer!


Our summer intensive offers students the chance to strengthen their technique, enhance their artistry and challenge themselves in a dynamic and inspirational setting. This is an exceptional opportunity for motivated young students to train with some of the best professionals in their fields.

Join us for five days of challenging, energetic, and inspiring classes where students can meet others who share the same intensity and passion for dance!

Interested students may register for either the Junior Intensive (ages 10 to 12) or Senior Intensive (ages 13+). Both streams run consecutively in our beautiful waterfront studios at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning (370 King St. West, Unit 303) in Kingston, Ontario.

 Classes are offered in a wide variety of dance techniques and styles including:

Ballet Technique (Daily)

Contemporary (Daily)

Jazz (Daily)




As well as informative seminars on nutrition for dancers, history of dance and dance as a career.

Registration Fee:  $260.00




Shawn Hounsell (Ballet)


Originally from Saskatchewan, Canadian choreographer Shawn Hounsell danced professionally with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal between 1989 and 2003. An award winning choreographer, Shawn has created and staged pieces for numerous Canadian companies including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montréal, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Ballet British Columbia, Ballet Kelowna, Les Jeunes Ballets du Québec and Festival Dance Company. Many of his duets have been performed in galas across the globe including the Prix de Lausanne Gala (Tokyo, Japan) and the Cincinnati International Gala of Ballet Stars (Cincinnati, Ohio).In addition his works have been performed by American companies such as Ballet Pacifica and in Europe by the Ballet of the National Theatre of Prague.


Originaire de la Saskatchewan, le chorégraphe canadien Shawn Hounsell a dansé professionnellement pour le Royal Winnipeg Ballet et Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, de 1989 à 2003. Chorégraphe primé, Shawn Hounsell a créé et monté des œuvres pour de nombreuses compagnies, dont Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Ballet British Columbia, Ballet Kelowna, Les Jeunes Ballets du Québec et le Festival Dance Company. Bon nombre de ses duos ont été présentés lors de galas internationaux, incluant le Prix de Lausanne (Tokyo, Japon) et le Cincinnati International Gala of Ballet Stars (Cincinnati, Ohio). De plus, ses œuvres ont également été présentées par plusieurs compagnies américaines, notamment Ballet Pacifica et en Europe par le Ballet du Théâtre National de Prague.






Loes Ruizeveld (Contemporary)

Loes Ruizeveld  is a graduate of  the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam,  Netherlands.  She has also earned  diplomas in Ballet and Modern dance from the Heinz Bosl Stiftung in Munich, Germany. In Germany, Loes Ruizeveld performed  with  the Bayerisches Staatsoper Munich , as well as in Chemnitz and Augsburg.Returning back to the Netherlands Loes performed independently in co-productions with the National Ballet and collaborated with many other artist/choreographers including Paul S Norton, Shuzaku, Piet Rogie, Truus Bronkhorst and Gerard Mosterd.

Ruizeveld has performed at many dance festivals throughout the Netherlands, as well as  the Ukraine, Moscow, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Morocco.

As a choreographer, Loes has collaborated  frequently with renowned fashion designer Said Mahrouf  for several  projects/events. Enjoying the exchange of ideas across  artistic milieus  Loes has  choreographed for and with other professional dancers as well as actors throughout her career

Loes Ruizeveld has worked extensively with Teatro Pavana; a renowned street theatre group in Amsterdam, which is internationally acclaimed for its  inventive stilt walking/ dance performances. She gives regular workshops for Les  Transporteurs de Reves (The Dream Circus) a theatrical circus company based in Quebec, and brings her unique creativity and magic to the art of stilt walking in Festivals throughout Quebec and Europe.

Since moving to Canada in 2011, she has focused on  research of  dance improvisation/ creative movement  and authentic movement. Currently she shares her knowledge of ballet and contemporary dance as a teacher and award –winning choreographer at the School of Ballet Ouest, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.




                                                    Cassel Miles Jazz

Cassel began tap dancing at nine years of age, however, it wasn’t until age seventeen that the dancing bug really bit. He was one of students in the first class of the performing arts program at Cawthra Park Secondary School and went on to study in the music theatre program at Sheridan College. His first professional job in his second year was as a lead dancer in Canada’s Wonderland’s The Best of Broadway.

From there Cassel went to dance scholarships in Toronto at Studio 106 (George Randolph) and Steps 74 in New York City. Returning to Canada, Cassel danced with Judith Marcuse’s Repertory Dance Company of Canada, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal and The National Tap Dance Company of Canada.

Seeking something more, Cassel moved into musical theatre dancing and singing in shows such as A Chorus Line, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Sophisticated Ladies, Crazy for You, Fosse, Kiss Me Kate at the Stratford Festival and On the Town and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at the Shaw Festival. He acted in dramatic productions such as Of Mice and Men, The Servant of Two Masters and The Virgin Trial earning a Dora Award Nomination for his performance in the Canadian Stage production of Angels in America Parts 1 & 2.

Currently Cassel is focused on the one-person show, Josiah Henson: From Slave to Saviour on which he collaborated with Kingston writer/director Charles Robertson. It has been a tremendous year of artistic and personal growth experienced since relocating to Kingston and he is grateful for the opportunity to share these blessings with Summer Intensive students at The Kingston School of Dance.