Welcome to Cat’s Corner Swing Dance School!


Live music Aug 5th!
Every Friday, Social Dancing and Intro Lesson

Every Wednesday of the Summer, All Level Parc Classes by the Canal (Charlevoix Bridge/St Patrick st)


Lindy hop, Tap, Vernacular Jazz and other dances that swing to Jazz music!

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Announcements

Swing l’Été is Back this summer 2022!

On August 20th and September 17th, Swing l’Été is back by popular demand! Same summery atmosphere, by the water, picnic on the grass and dancing all afternoon.We will start with an all level swing dance class (beginners welcome) at 1pm and end the dance about 5pm.

Practical information can be found on the website: www.swinglete.ca

FREE admission. Swing dancing for all.When: 1PM – 5PMWhere: Serres de VerdunToilets on site

Register on Facebook to receive useful information shared before and during the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1211926222954093/

Summer program 2022

Our schedule for the summer has begun and we look forward to seeing you for weekly social dances and classes with plenty of opportunity to socialize and get to know the community.

Wednesday classes in the park
Every Wednesday we will be on the canal near the Atwater Market for outdoor classes. We’ll start at 6:30pm with solo jazz for all (45min) and then partner swing (45min). The price is $20 for 90 minutes. If you can (or want to) only do one part you are welcome to join us. We also invite you to bring some food and have a picnic with us after the activity. You can register individually or use the multi-pass: https://www.amilia.com/store/en/cats-corner/shop/programs/calendar/68803

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

Class descriptions!

Here are the class descriptions. Let us know what questions you have, we will be happy to hear form you! info@catscorner.ca

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“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

Dance class for kids

Tap dance classes for kids aged 3 to 12 in Pointe St Charles, the South West of Montreal. Registrations are open for Autumn session! Sign up now!

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!

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!

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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.

Where can you find us?

625 Rue Fortune
Montreal, QC, H3K 2R9
514 874-9846

info@catscorner.ca