Swing débutant – Commence maintenant

Vous avez manqué le début de la dernière session ? Pas de problème !
Nous commençons un cours intensif les lundis pendant 4 semaines. Ça commence le 27 Janvier, 20h30
ET pour assurer que vous avez tout les outils pour swing 2 à la prochaine session, nous vous offrons 4 entrées gratuites à nos soirées du vendredi: le Downtown Stomp!

Inscrivez-vous ici!

La danse de vendredi soir

Venez essayer le swing chaque vendredi soir à Cat’s Corner.

Venez danser au centre-ville les vendredis soirs! L’entrée comprend un cours d’introduction facultatif (débutant ou intermédiaire). Aucun partenaire ou expérience nécessaire! Seulement 10$ ou 15$ avec orchestre.

Downtown Stomp!

20h30 – 21h30 cours d’introduction au swing

20h45 – 21h30 cours taster

21h30 à 01h00 soirée danse sociale pour tous!


À venir:

Feb 7: Downtown Shuffle
lessons: intro swing + balboa taster
2 rooms for dancing, fast swing in C-Jam

Feb 14th: Downtown Stomp!
lessons: intro swing + taster class
2 rooms for dancing, speed dancing game in C-Jam

Feb 21st: Downtown Slow Jazz to LIVE MUSIC ~ Emily Estrella ($15)
lessons: intro swing + blues taster
2 rooms for dancing, faster music in the big studio

Feb 28th: Downtown All that Jazz
lessons: intro swing + taster class
DJ theme – mixed jazz styles for dancers that like to play

March 6th: Downtown Shuffle
lessons: intro swing + balboa taster
2 rooms for dancing, fast swing in C-Jam

March 13th: Downtown Stomp!
lessons: intro swing + taster class
beginner bingo! Community dance with prizes to win!

March 20th:Downtown Stomp! to LIVE MUSIC ~ Andy Mac ($15)!
lessons: intro swing + taster class
2 rooms for dancing, live music in the big studio

March 27th: Downtown Stomp! + Blues Moment
lessons: intro swing + blues taster
2 rooms for dancing, blues music in the C-Jam

La musique

Voulez-vous entendre le genre de musique qui nous fait bouger? Allez voir notre compte Spotify et regardez la sélection choisie par nos talentueux DJ! Cliquez ici pour notre page de ressources musicales, incluant des listes de lecture et de l’information à propos de musiciens swing, anciens et récents.


Plus d’infos sur nos cours? Voir notre horaire ou visitez notre page d’inscription.

Musique swing à découvrir!

Jettez un coup d’oeil à notre compte Spotify et découvrez une véritable source de musique swing! Vous y trouverez une variété de listes de lecture créées par nos DJs, ainsi que des chansons classées par tempo.

Swing Lent: 84– 100 BPM
Swing Modéré: 104 – 152 BPM
Swing Médium-Rapide: 160 – 200 BPM
Swing Rapide: 208 – 252 BPM

(Si vous n’avez pas encore de compte Spotify, abonnez-vous pour écouter ces merveilleuses chansons.)

Notre liste pour débutants :

musique ni trop rapide, ni trop lente, avec un rythme clair, facile à danser, idéale pour pratiquer ses pas !

Nos DJs

Cliquez ici pour voir la liste de nos DJs ainsi que leurs informations de contact.


Des artistes classiques de l’ère du Swing à découvrir :

Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet, Buster Smith, Coleman Hawkins, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Erskine Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, Slim & Slam, Cats and the Fiddle, Tommy Dorsey, Andy Kirk, Jimmie Lunceford, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Christian, Earl Hines, Lucky Millinder, Lionel Hampton, et beaucoup encore.

Des artistes de swing d’aujourd’hui à découvrir :

Groupes internationaux: Boilermaker Jazz Band, Gentlemen & Gangsters, Glenn Crytzer, Gordon Webster, Hot Sugar Band, Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles, Jonathan Stout, Michael Gamble and His Rhythm Serenaders, Mint Julep Jazz Band, Naomi and her Handsome Devils, The Grand St. Stompers, et beaucoup encore.

Montréal: Call Me Wayne, Early Jazz Band, Les Royal Pickles, Masson Stomp, Misses Satchmo, Swingabago, et beaucoup d’autres encore. Sortez les découvrir !

Plus d’infos sur nos cours? Voir notre horaire ou visitez notre page d’inscription.

Nuit Blanche swings at Cat’s Corner

Cat’s Corner invites you to Nuit Blanche à Montréal…

for a night where « green », the theme of the year, is synonymous of beginning. We invite all Montreal to join the party and swing with us! With 2 left feet, a twisted tongue or eyes in the back of your head, if you can breathe and feel your heart sing, the dance is ready to burst out of you.

On February 29th from 8pm to 2am in the morning, seize the opportunity to learn a few steps, cheer for our teachers and students performing their last projects and simply spend a beautiful night on the best hardwood dance floor of the city.

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Feb/March session and Early Bird discount until Feb 9th!

Register to next session before Feb 9th and benefit from a 25$ discount on your classes!

February/March session invites you to keep learning, practicing and deepen your understanding of swing dances, its language, codes, tools of expression to amplify your voice! Dancing is a source of life, joy and connection. See you on the dance floor!

February/March 2020 Schedule :

*note that the teachers are subject to change

Beginner Swing – Starts now!

If you missed the beginning of our last session, we’ve got a special class just for you!
4 weeks of intensive Swing 1 starting January 27th, 8:30pm
You’ll receive four free passes to the Friday night dance we host (the Downtown Stomp) so that you’ll have plenty of practice and be ready to join the next session of classes in swing 2!

Sign up here!


4h intensive workshops on Sundays

Our Bootcamps are 4h intensive classes.

They take place on Sundays from 12:30pm to 4:30pm and change topic every week.

The goal is to learn either the basics of a new dance or to improve a specific aspect of a dance you’re already doing.

Fees are 60$/class online and 70$ at the door. You can get a 20$ discount if you register for 2 Bootcamps at the same time, which means 2 Bootcamps for 100$.

To register, follow this link.
To access the Facebook event page, follow this link.

Calendar :

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Open house 2020

Cat’s Corner opens its doors for a whole week of free classes!

Join us from January 6th to 12th and discover all the dances taught at Cat’s Corner!

Lindy hop, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Tap, Balboa, Shag, Blues… for adults all week long but also for kids on Saturdays!

You can RSVP or join us on the day of with clean indoor shoes.
Link to the FB event page.

NB: To participate in our troupe auditions, you can RSVP as well. It’s a great opportunity to meet the dancers and eventually join their regular practice for the new season!
Link to the FB event page.

Get the word out. Welcome to everyone, all ages, all backgrounds!

FLASH SALE Beginner classes

Flash sale on our beginner swing dance classes!

Until December 15th 11:59PM we offer the crazy deal of 2 sessions for 1!

Register for swing 1 (Jan) and swing 2 (Feb) and get it all for the amazing price of 150$!

Enjoy it while it lasts. Tell you friends about it. Offer it as a gift this holiday season. No waste. All fun! Mostly, it’s a chance to create friendships that last for years to come! You’ll thank us later.

Use code « swing1+2 » at check-out.


Kids Dance Classes 2020

Kids tap & swing dance classes at Cat’s Corner

This winter, we are continuing our 2nd session for the KIDS PROGRAM on Saturdays!
You can find the class descriptions available HERE and register to the classes HERE or by emailing us at info@catscorner.ca

Free trial class any time!
The winter session is from January 18st to March 28th.
The spring session is from April 4th to May 30th (no class on April 25th).
Kids show : May 31st 2020
Classes are 45min long.

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6-7pm Drop-In classes

Cat’s Corner new Drop-in classes

From Monday to Thursday, 6-7pm, $10/class.

Brand new at Cat’s Corner, we offer new drop-in classes from 6-7pm every day from Monday to Thursday.

Monday Solo Jazz – Tuesday Charleston – Wednesday Blues – Thursday Balboa

Each of these classes will offer an hour of intensive practice, no blabla, lots of do-do, to practice your solo as much as your couple dancing, and work on your side of the partnership. Follow the instructor and keep the rhythm. Watch, do, repeat, move on… Perfect to review what you’ve learned in your regular classes and catch something new, and dance without thinking.
No partner, no registration, no commitment. Your new favorite moment of the week:

« All Solo – No Blabla – Practice, dance, drill »

$10 at the door or buy a drop-in card ($50). Get 6 classes for the price of 5!

See you tonight!