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$.

Êtes-vous curieux de savoir à quoi ressemble la danse swing? Regardez la troupe étudiante Harlem Shout durant leur spectacle à notre événement annuel, le CCX.


Notre personnel

Pour en savoir plus à propos de nos professeurs et notre équipe, suivez les liens ci-dessous. Allez voir les projets sur lesquels ils ont travaillé, lisez pourquoi ils aiment la danse swing et trouvez leurs coordonnées.

Profs de swing
Profs de blues
Profs de claquettes
Personnel
DJs


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.

Teacher training with Marie N’Diaye

On Cat’s Corner’s 20th anniversary and the 5th edition of our annual teacher’s training sessions, we would like to welcome our very special guest: Marie N’Diaye.

The training sessions will take place at Cat’s Corner’s studios on Wednesday the 24th, Thursday the 25th and Monday the 29th of October from 7 PM to 10 PM in both French and English.
These workshops can be taken separately although continuity is highly recommended.

CONTENT:

We’ll be concentrating on these three great questions: Why – What and How.

WHY do we teach Lindy Hop? What are our intentions?

WHAT is Lindy hop? What does this dance style mean to us? What values are we looking to share with our students?

HOW do we apply these ideas in our practice? How, for example, can we guide instead of instruct and by doing so, accompany the dancers in their personal experience and support their self-expression?

Marie will be lending her breadth of experience to these essential questions in order to help teachers add substance to their practice and help them express the depth of meaning associated with the rich history of this dance style. Leaning mostly on the vernacular of Lindy Hop and jazz styles, these training sessions remain pertinent for any swing or blues styles’ transmission.

ABOUT MARIE:

Ex-Alumni and ex-faculty of Cat’s Corner, her doctorate studies brought her to settle in Stockholm, in the cradle of the Rhythm and the Harlem Hot Shots. Spirited and fundamentally independent, she’s continued her dance explorations by taking on a variety of disciplines (contemporary, ballet, tap…) in order to enrich and solidify her understanding of the original tradition and culture of Harlem’s Jazz dance styles. Her tremendous talent and singular journey has brought her to collaborate with numerous artists and to spend most of her time with many who have forged the renown of Lindy hop in it’s heyday. She’s notably invested her time in the meticulous research of the tradition of Chorus Lines in Harlem clubs, of their showgirls and styles and transmitting this knowledge with the world. Both humble and self-assured, demanding and welcoming, she is known for acting as a ‘big sister’ to those who’ve had the privilege to work with her. We are very happy to welcome her home, here, in Montreal.

PRICING:

– 130$ for the full 9h workshop
– 145$ at the door
– 50$ a-la-carte per day
– 60$ a-la-carte per day at the door

Registration:

https://tt2018.dancecamps.org/

Cat’s Corner turns 20! Lets celebrate!

Cat’s Corner eXchange 20th anniversary edition!

For this years’ CCX we’re dressing up to the nines to celebrate Cat’s Corner’s 20th anniversary!
Join the party at the majestic Rialto theater prepare to welcome an amazing cast of guests coming in from all over the world! Get ready for Gordon Webster, Marie N’Diaye, Travis Knights, Mike Thibault, des ‘’Street dancers’’, and several others to fill you up with jazz. 

We hope to see you at the party!

Click here for more information and registration

Open house week! Sept. 10-16

Don’t miss our Open House week; we are offering free dance classes all week. We will have lots of fun and interesting classes, such as: Swing, Balboa, Blues, Tap, and Solo dancing.

No dance partner or experience required! No need to sign up in advance, just show up for the beginning of the class.

Friday Night Dance

Come try swing dancing every Friday night at Cat’s Corner.

Join us Friday for our Downtown Stomp dance! Try our beginner lesson at 8:30 pm or our intermediate lesson at 8:45 pm. Social dancing from 9:30 pm – 1 am, all for $10!

Curious what swing dancing looks like? Check out one of our student troupes, Harlem Shout, performing at our yearly event, CCX.


Our Staff

To learn more about our teachers and staff, follow the links below. Check out which projects they’ve been working on, read a bit on why they love swing dance, and find their contact information:

Swing teachers
Blues teachers
Tap teachers
Staff
DJs


Music

Want to hear what kind of music we groove to? Check out our Spotify account for a selection of tunes by our talented DJs! Click here to find our musical resources page, containing playlists and information about swing musicians, old and new.


Interested in classes? See our schedule or visit our registration page.

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!

Our DJs

Click here to see a list of all of our DJs and their contact info.

 

A few classic artists from the swing era to listen to

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, and many more.

 

A few current swing bands to listen to

International Bands: 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, and many more.

Montreal: Call Me Wayne, Early Jazz Band, Les Royal Pickles, Masson Stomp, Misses Satchmo, Swingabago, and many more.


Interested in classes? See our schedule or visit our registration page.