Swing débutant – Commence maintenant

Vous avez manqué le début de la session de la dernière session? Pas de problème!
Nous commençons un cours intensive les mercredis pendant 4 semaines. Ça commence le 30 mai 20h30
ET pour assurer que vous avez tout les outils pour swing 2 à la prochaine session, nous vous offrons 4 passes gratuits à nos soirées de 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$.

Downtown Stomp!

20h30 – 21h30 cours d’introduction au swing

20h45 – 21h30 cours intermédiaire

21h30 à 01h00 soirée danse sociale pour tous!

 

Le 1er vendredi du mois – Downtown Shuffle

cours de danse swing et cours de danse balboa
2 salles de danse, une avec la musique plus rapide. tous du swing!

Le 3e vendredi du mois – Downtown Groove
cours de danse swing et cours de danse blues

2 salles de danse, une avec la musique blues!


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.

Back to school 2019

Our Big September session is coming quickly.

Most information will be revealed in August. In the meantime, here are some dates to put in your agenda:

  • August 19th, 2019 – Registrations for September session open
  • August 26-27th, 2019 – Troupe Auditions in Lindy hop, Balboa, Blues and Chorus Line
  • September 1st, 2019 – Last day to take advantage of the Early Bird discount (-25$)
  • September 2-15th, 2019 – Open house and free classes
  • September 16th, 2019 – Start of the September session

Continuer la lecture « Back to school 2019 »

Swing l’été, open air dance!

Swing l’été, open air dance!

Swing l’été strikes again, July 20th + August 3rd at Serres de Verdun. And it FREE!

The afternoon dances on the Canal Lachine are a big summer favorite! Every year, dancers from out of town travel to Montreal to gather with us for the most convivial and family friendly event of the year.

Don’t miss the chance to dance under the summer weather in a picturesque environment. Crash course, intermediate level class, social dancing, performances, picnic, swimming pool… And all this between noon and 5:30PM at 7000 Lasalle Bld.

12pm: Intro class to swing dancing & intermediate class offered by the event sponsors
1pm: start of the social dance
2:15pm: performances offered by the event sponsors
5:30pm: end

Last edition on June 22nd was a big success. Mark your calendar for the next ones, happening:
– July 20th (special LIVE BAND with Emily Estrella & the Starlight Stompers + Roaring Twenties theme)
– August 3rd 2019

IN CASE OF RAIN, SEE YOU AT CAT’S CORNER, 3451 BLD ST LAURENT
(For confirmation, text Debbie: 514-566-9131)

An event organized by Cat’s Corner, in partnership with Barrelhouse Club.

Don’t miss our updates on: www.swinglete.ca & Swing l’été FB event page

So you want to learn how to swing dance? Start here!

Welcome to Cat’s Corner!

Swing is a social dance from Harlem New York in the 1920s-1940s. At Cat’s Corner we dance many styles in the swing family including lindy hop, charleston, balboa, shag, solo jazz, blues and tap! We have lessons and social dance events, here are a few options to get started: Continuer la lecture « So you want to learn how to swing dance? Start here! »

Summer Tasters

You are leaving on vacation this summer? 4 series of TASTERS are offered this July session. Register for 2 ; 4 or 6 weeks at a time. Try a plethora of swing & blues dance styles at your most convenient dates!

Séries :
   – FAST Tuesdays 
   – CLASSIC STEPS Wednesdays
   – SLOW Thursdays
   – SOLO Sundays

We got you covered ! Early Bird discount available until June 9th!
Want to take ALL OF THE TASTERS? We have a pass for you. Go all-in for $250, take as many of the taster classes as you like. Register here for the all-you-can-dance pass

Register now !

https://www.catscorner.ca/en/schedule/

Beginner Balboa – one day intensive

Cat’s Corner is offering a crash course intended for dancers who want a fast-paced, condensed introduction to Balboa. The content will contain material from Balboa 1 offered at Cat’s Corner, allowing you to continue directly with Balboa 2 in the April session. The boot camp includes 4 hours of instruction 12-2pm, break, 3-5pm

Register here

Questions? Come ask us as in studio or by email info@catscorner.ca

April Session – Registration is open!

The next session of classes starts April 1st! We have several new class topics this session, register before March 17th to get the early bird price and save $25!

Focus classes: beginner (swing 1-2) or intermediate-advanced
Personal attention is the focus of this class. Registrations will be limited so that each person can benefit from individual time with the teachers throughout the session. The content of the class will be decided on based on the needs of the participants. If you want to slow down the rhythm and spend more time on tricky topics before moving on to the next level, this class is for you. Or maybe you missed several classes last session, or you prefer the small group dynamic. This might be the place you want to be!

Continuer la lecture « April Session – Registration is open! »

Nuit Blanche

Cat’s Corner invites you to a unique world tour of swing dances. Every hour, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., a different country will be highlighted. You will discover a new point of view on swing, its local history and its specific cultural development. Performances and lessons every hour!

FREE event. No reservation required. Just bring a pair of clean shoes!

https://www.montrealenlumiere.com/Programmation/Activite/MEL-8220