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Swing dance

Swing FAQ

New to the dance? Wondering which shoes to wear? Curious about swing music? Click below!

Social Dancing

Join us every Friday night for a fun night of social dancing in the heart of downtown Montreal. Only $10! Drop-in beginner and intermediate lessons at 8:30 pm. No partner or dance experience needed!

Swing Dancing Classes

Our Classes

We offer six-week sessions in Swing, Solo Jazz, Blues, and Tap. Read on to learn more about what we teach in our classes.

Announcements

Friday Night Dance

Downtown Stomp (DTS) nights are Cat’s Corner’s social dance nights on Fridays. Admission price is $10, cash only. The price includes a class of your choice. Two levels are available early in the evening, beginner at 8:30pm and intermediate at 8:45pm. Social dancing starts at 9:30pm and lasts until 1am. No reservation, experience or partner required. Drop-in and come have fun! We are located at 3451 Saint-Laurent Blvd. on the 3rd floor, north of Sherbrooke Street, right across from the Esso gas station. We ask that you bring a clean and dry pair of shoes for dancing.

See more information about swing at Cat’s Corner here.

Holiday Schedule!

Friday Dec 9 – Blues corner – 2 rooms of dancing – Intro class at 8:30 pm
Tuesday Dec 13 – Balboa practice: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday Dec 14 – Guided practice 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday Dec 16 – Holiday party slow drag – 2 rooms of dancing – Intro class at 8:30 pm
Tuesday Dec 20 – Balboa practice 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday Dec21 – Guided practice 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday Dec 23 – **Dance Cancelled**
Tuesday Dec 27 – **Balboa Practice cancelled**
Wednesday Dec 28 – **Lindy Practice cancelled**
Friday Dec 30  – Regular Friday night dance – Intro class at 8:30pm
Saturday Dec 31 – New years eve party with live band : The Fried Bananas
Tuesday Jan 3  – Open house begins!

Swing Dancing Classes

Open House Week January 2017!

Join us for a week of FREE classes at Cat’s Corner! Choose Swing, Blues, Balboa, Boogie Woogie, Solo Jazz, Tap or try all six! No registration or partner necessary. Check out the schedule here.

1 and 2 Special

Take advantage of our special: Sign up here for level 1 & 2 of swing, blues, balboa, or boogie woogie over 12 weeks for just $175, or $150 for full time students!

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Music Resources for Swing Dancing

Swing Music on Spotify

Check out our Spotify account for a good music resource. It includes a variety of playlists by our talented DJs, as well as a few lists of songs categorized by beats per minute (BPM).

Slow Swing: 84– 100 BPM
Moderate Swing: 104– 152 BPM
Medium Up Swing: 160 – 200 BPM
Up Swing: 208 – 252 BPM

(If you don’t yet have a Spotify account, set one up so you can hear these tunes!)

Our Beginner Playlist : for songs that are not-too-fast, not-too-slow, with clear rhythm, that are easy to dance to, and great for practice!

Click here for more musical resources!

A living dance studio and community

Our mission

A living dance. A living studio.
A living community.

In our collective mind’s eye, we see a place that is home to a vibrant and continuously evolving swing dance community.

A place where generations meet, relationships are built, energies are exchanged, history is preserved and created anew.

A place where passion for swing dance is born, is nurtured and where people are encouraged to reach new heights of self-expression.

A place where we are kind to ourselves and kind to one another as we evolve and grow.

We see a thriving, socially responsible, sustainable business that provides the opportunities for people to be what they love, according to their abilities, talents and needs. A living dance. A living studio. A living community.

Our events

Les Lundis Let’s Blues

Les Lundis Let's Blues

Monday, January 23 2017

FREE DANCE NIGHT EVERY MONDAY Pub L’Île Noire, Swing Connexion and Cat’s Corner are very happy to offer you fabulous evenings of dancing and music every Monday night at 1649 St-Denis! Whether you’re a dancer or a Blues music lover, join us for the next edition of Lundis Let’s Blues!

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Balboa Guided Practice

Balboa Guided Practice

Tuesday, January 24 2017

We offer a special directed practice for BALBOA! Join us Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 to dance and to have your questions answered by one of our balboa teachers.

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Lindy Guided Practice

Lindy Guided Practice

Wednesday, January 25 2017

Stop by our weekly Guided Practice Wednesdays from 5-7pm. We are always happy to welcome students of all levels. There is a teacher at the practice to answer any questions. Come on over and add some more swing to your life! Only $5.

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Downtown Shuffle

Downtown Shuffle

Friday, February 3 2017

New monthly dance night at Cat’s Corner! The evening will start with an introduction class to Balboa at 8:45, then one of our DJs will make you dance on fast swing music in the small studio! Don’t miss it! The introductory swing class will run as usual at 8:30, and there will be music in the big studio all night.

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Erin Morris & Alex Parker 1-Day Workshop!

Erin Morris & Alex Parker 1-Day Workshop!

Saturday, February 4 2017

Erin Morris is a champion solo jazz dancer, celebrated lindy hop artist, and a working jazz musician. She is a formidable improviser and spirited partner, able to draw upon a wealth of musical knowledge and vernacular dance movement. Her strongest influences are Katherine Dunham and Leon James and, of course, the music itself. In the classroom she is renowned for her depth and clarity, and she strives to develop artists and individuals. She is very proud that none of her students ever look like her. She has taught, performed, and competed around the world.

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Un Printemps de Swing with Ann Mony and Ryan Calloway

Un Printemps de Swing with Ann Mony and Ryan Calloway

Friday, March 31 2017

Save the date for our Spring workshop weekend, March 31-April 2, 2017 Ryan Calloway and Ann Mony teach Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, and Charleston from their home base of San Francisco, California. Their classes balance creativity exercises with a systematic approach to technique, with the ultimate goal of high-quality, fun social dances for all their students. They are both musically-inclined people who understand the relationship between music and dance, and they care deeply about swing dancing as a unique mode of self-expression.

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Teachers and Staff

Where can you find us?

3451 St-Laurent 3e étage,
Montréal
514 874-9846

info@catscorner.ca