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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

March 15th annoucement

WEATHER UPDATE: We will be running classes tonight despite the storm, however we will also be offering a make up class. You will be informed by email when your make up class will be held.
If you decide to come tonight we highly suggest that you take the metro! Please stay safe!

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.

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

Un Printemps de Swing with Travis Knights, Ann Mony and Ryan Calloway

Un Printemps de Swing with Travis Knights, 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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Downtown Shuffle: Swing and Balboa Dance

Downtown Shuffle: Swing and Balboa Dance

Friday, April 7 2017

Welcome to the Downtown Shuffle, Cat’s Corner’s social swing and balboa dance night! Along with a full night of social dancing every Friday, two lessons are offered each week, all included in the admission price of $10 (cash only). Take the beginner swing lesson at 8:30pm for your first taste of swing or to brush up on your basics. We also offer a beginner balboa lesson at 8:45pm for dancers who want to be introduced to this wonderful dance. Social dancing starts at 9:30pm and lasts until 1am, with swing dancing in our large studio, and balboa dancing in our small studio. 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.

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Teachers and Staff

Where can you find us?

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

info@catscorner.ca