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Swing dance

Swing FAQ

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

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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

Swing Dancing Classes

Open House Week September 2016!

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.

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1 and 2 Special

Take advantage of our September special: Sign up for level 1 & 2 of swing, blues, balboa, or boogie woogie over 12 weeks for just $165, or $150 for full time students!

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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.

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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

Lindy Guided Practice

Lindy Guided Practice

Wednesday, August 31 2016

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, September 2 2016

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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Blues Bootcamp

Blues Bootcamp

Sunday, September 4 2016

Hey dancers! Are you interested in learning how to blues dance? On Sunday, August 7th, Cat’s Corner is offering a crash course intended for Lindy Hoppers (and other dancers) who want a faster-paced introduction to Blues. The content will contain material from the Blues 1a and 1b courses currently offered at Cat’s Corner and allows for continuation into Blues 3. The schedule includes 3h45 of instruction (plus two breaks between classes).

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Open House Week

Open House Week

Monday, September 5 2016

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.

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CCX XVIII – CAT’S CORNER LINDY AND BLUES EXCHANGE

CCX XVIII – CAT’S CORNER LINDY AND BLUES EXCHANGE

Friday, October 28 2016

Celebrating 18 Years of Lindy Hop in Montreal October 28th to 30th, 2016 Registration opens September 1st. In 2008, we decided to celebrate our 10th year anniversary and more than 200 dancers came out to celebrate with us! Since then, it has become an annual tradition and every year CCX reunites Lindy Hoppers and Blues dancers from Montreal and our friends from out of town. Join us again this year as we celebrate 18 years of Lindy Hop in Montreal!

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Teachers and Staff

Where can you find us?

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

info@catscorner.ca