Swing débutant – Commence maintenant

Vous avez deux options pour commencer à apprendre le swing en Mars!
Les mercredis à 20h30 – du 11 mars au 1er avril
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Les dimanches à 14h – du 15 mars au 5 avril
Nous commençons deux cours intensifs de 4 semaines (swing 1) et un rabais si vous vous inscrivez pour 10 semaines de cours (Swing 1 + 2)
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.

Social dancing every Friday

For more than 20 years we have been hosting a Friday night social dance and you are invited!

Introduction lesson

There is an intro-to-swing lesson at 7pm every week. No partner and no experience required. The topic is a bit different every week, its all the tools you need to move and groove to swing music at our parties on a friday night. The calendar of topics and to register in advance here

The class is $20 per person and includes the entire evening, even when there is a live band! Tickets available at the door or you can Register online

Social dancing

From 8:30pm the doors are open for social dancing. Our DJs play the best recordings from the swing era and today focusing on big band jazz and the music that makes us swing. $10 on a regular evening, $15 when we have a live band about once a month. The soirée ends around midnight
Tickets online or at the door

Upcoming live music dates: May 5, May 27, June 10 and July 8

Our address is on Fortune street but the main entrance is the big doors on Wellington

Frequently asked questions:

  • -There isn’t a bar or restaurant but you are welcome to bring a picnic to have on the mezzanine if you like
  • -Wear what you like, there is no dress code. People often make an extra effort on live music nights but you can wear whatever you are comfortable dancing in.
  • -You can come alone or with a parter or friend. You can accept or refuse any dance. Its a social activity and we encourage you to meet lots of people in the room but there is no obligation.
  • -Masks are required on the dance floor until May 14th

Want to see what it looks like? Check out the videos and photos we share on our instagram and facebook stories.

Want to know more? Give us a call or text at 514-874-9846
Or by email info@catscorner.ca

« When will Friday night dances come back? » and other FAQ

It’s been a long pandemic, a hot summer, and a big move for the studio. We know you’ve got lots of questions so we’ve compiled a few answers for you here. Rest assured, we love hearing from you and will be glad to answer any questions you have if you want to give us a call or send an email.

514-874-9846 (text or call)
info@catscorner.ca

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Dance class for kids

TAP PROGRAM FOR KIDS

Schedule:

Classes will take place on Saturday morning at our venue, 625 Fortune St in the South West.
Winter session is from Feb 5th to March 26th 2022.
Spring session is from April 2nd to June 18th 2022.
It is highly recommended to attend both sessions for the best learning experience and to prepare for World Tap Day on May 25th and the end of year show in June.

Pricing:

You will have the option of paying the whole session at once or to be credited 70$ monthly.
A 10% discount is available for siblings.
For families who benefit from social assistance, you can fill out this form.
For any questions, contact us at info@catscorner.ca / 514-874-9846

About the program:

With our Cat’s Corner family growing up, the school has been offering tap dance classes for our younger ones, from age 3 to 12yo.

The program is led by Majiza Philip, tap dancer and choreographer with more than 15 years of experience teaching kids of all ages. More about her below.

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What happened to Cat’s Corner?

As we hear more talk of reopening this summer, you may be wondering if and when you’ll be able to come back for a dance at Cat’s Corner. Well dear friends, we won’t be going back, only forward. And yes, there will be dancing in our future!

After 12 years up on the 3rd floor of 3451 Boul Saint Laurent, we have handed back the keys and closed an important chapter in the story of swing dancing in Montreal.

It is also the start of a new one!

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In the summer 2021: in person classes and a new space

In June, we start our outdoor programming. Our weekly meetups in the Lafontaine Parc were very popular last year. So we’re back at it!
Thursday Jazz Dance (solo) and Saturday Lindy Hop & co (partnered). Those evenings often ended with a spontaneous picnic. You are warmly invited. We can’t wait to see you all!

Starting June 15th, it is also the beginning of a long awaited partnership with a well loved community organization in Pointe St Charles (métro Charlevoix) : Share the Warmth. We are very excited to start building solid relationships in this community and we invite you to join us in this process.
We will be dancing in their gorgeous space on Tuesdays for 2 dance classes/week.

It’s also time to enjoy our last month at our beloved studio on the 3rd floor of 3451 bld St Laurent.
Come visit us in June to say hi, say bye, practice, take a private lesson with Majiza, rent our space one last time. The garage sale is still going. Come buy a couch. We’ll give you a good price! 🙂
Email us at info@catscorner.ca

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New classes in January!

In 2021, all your favourites from this fall are back plus a few new classes !

Introduction to Swing: A new rhythm every week, we’ll learn the Charleston, Jig kicks, Lindy hop, Mambo and more. Share your love of dance with a roommate or family member on Tuesday nights in January!
$15 per person, drop-in

Jazz Drop-In: Get your body moving at lunchtime on Wednesdays. #AllSoloNoBlaBla is back to inject some jazz in your life mid-week! Lots of dancing, not so much talking. $15 per person, drop-in

Monthly solo jazz classes continue on Tues, Thurs and Sat evenings and Open Level Lindy Hop is now on Thursday evenings.

There is also a new discount for a 3 months commitment and the unlimited pass « All-You-Can-Jazz » comes back at 175$/session.

And one last gift: a monthly free meet up to all our participants to talk jazz on the last Saturday of each moth at 4pm!

Sign up here

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of dance! We have many class choices on the schedule in January: a solo class at lunchtime to get you moving, a beginner drop-in course on tuesdays, and of course the much loved jazz and lindy hop classes on a monthly basis.

No experience required. A thoughtful gift that supports a small business in Montreal. A weekly meet up of familiar faces on zoom to get some music in your ears and movement in your body.

Let us know if you have any questions ! Info (at) catscorner.ca. Visit our online boutique here:

https://www.amilia.com/store/en/cats-corner/shop/products

December session

December online session is flexible and varied. From Dec 1st to 19th, 3 weeks until the holidays, come warm up your body and soul to the best big band jazz and meet the nicest people to swing with you!

  • Choose 1 class, 1 day 1 time.
  • Choose 1 session, same day same time for 3 continuous weeks!
  • Don’t choose and take it ALL to extend the fun for as much as you can jazz.

The calendar is full of dancers who can’t wait to share their love and curiosity for jazz with you.
Our friend Amilia, the registration platform, is ready to bring you in. Come along and let’s dance!

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