Welcome to Cat’s Corner Swing Dance School!
Our studios are currently closed. We are now offering ONLINE CLASSES. Follow us on Facebook and on our YouTube channel to get all the updates about our online offerings and all other special activities!
our all level Lindy hop, Balboa, Tap, Blues, Solo Jazz classes & troupes, for adults and kids.
Weekly dances, Monthly potlucks,
Annual workshops and festivals.
We offer classes in Swing (Lindy hop), Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Blues, and Tap. For beginners and on.
Join us every Friday night for a fun night of social dancing in the heart of downtown Montreal. Drop-in beginner lesson at 8:30 pm every week. No partner or dance experience needed! Only $10!
Starting today, you will be able to take your dance classes again! Join us on our YouTube Channel and follow us on Facebook to stay updated on all our activities during this time of social isolation.
The details of the participation are available HERE.
We are still allowed to dance. Dance is even quite essential to help us lift our spirits, to stay connected with our communities and keep our bodies in movement. We will be with you in your living room, on your balcony, strutting with you on your daily walk around the block. You are not alone. We will keep on dancing, all together!
It is with heavy hearts and love for our community that we announce we are cancelling all classes and social dances for the next two weeks starting today.
Our provincial and local governments have chosen to be very proactive by closing schools, libraries, daycares and encouraging people to work from home. The measures may seem extreme given the number of cases we currently have but we have plenty of evidence from other regions that predict the future for us and the time to act is now.
The official recommendation is to cancel events larger than 250 people, but that is to maintain a safe distance even in groups. Dancing puts us in such close proximity that we no longer feel it is responsible to host classes and dances. The situation is changing rapidly and we have decided that it’s time to take action for our collective health.
We are asking for your support and understanding as we navigate this global pandemic. We will hold your registrations on file and welcome you back to your current classes when we are able to resume normal activities. This will be a difficult time for all of us. Musicians, dancers, artists, freelancers, restaurants, theatres and dance studios will be carrying a heavy financial burden in the coming weeks and months. If you are able to, we encourage you to continue to support us and we will find ways to support you.
We have some great ideas for online classes, solo practice, online meet-ups and more. If you have special requests or ideas please share them with us!
We know how important dance is to all of you and we will do everything we can to keep you moving in the coming weeks. We also know that your community, your friends and your soon-to-be-friends are found at Cat’s Corner and we are excited to get creative about staying in touch. Please reach out, your mental health is important now too. You are not alone, we are all in this together.
Meghan & Anaïs
p.s. follow us on facebook for the latest updates and join the cats corner community group to stay in touch
For reference, here is an article that we found useful about a week ago, and here is one that is much more relevant today. The situation is changing rapidly and we are doing our best. Thank you for understanding.
Ready to start swing dancing right now? We have two new classes on the schedule for you! Start with Swing 1, either:
Wednesdays 8:30pm starting March 11th
Sundays at 2pm starting March 15th
Each course lasts 4 weeks (swing 1) and there is an extra discount if you register for 10 weeks of classes ( swing 1+2).
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!
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.
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
It’s time to get ready for our second annual solo jazz workshop weekend:
The Vernacular Spectacular! April 22-24, 2020
Tickets go on sale wednesday jan 22 at 11am
The first 10 are only $145 CAD for 2 days of classes and 2 nights of social dancing at Cat’s Corner in Montreal!
Vernacular Spectacular 2020
4h intensive workshops on Sundays
Our Bootcamps are 4h intensive classes.
They take place on Sundays from 12:30pm to 4:30pm and change topic every week.
The goal is to learn either the basics of a new dance or to improve a specific aspect of a dance you’re already doing.
Fees are 60$/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$.
To register, follow this link.
To access the Facebook event page, follow this link.
Cat’s Corner opens its doors for a whole week of free classes!
Join us from January 6th to 12th and discover all the dances taught at Cat’s Corner!
Lindy hop, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Tap, Balboa, Shag, Blues… for adults all week long but also for kids on Saturdays!
You can RSVP or join us on the day of with clean indoor shoes.
Link to the FB event page.
NB: To participate in our troupe auditions, you can RSVP as well. It’s a great opportunity to meet the dancers and eventually join their regular practice for the new season!
Link to the FB event page.
Get the word out. Welcome to everyone, all ages, all backgrounds!
Flash sale on our beginner swing dance classes!
Until December 15th 11:59PM we offer the crazy deal of 2 sessions for 1!
Register for swing 1 (Jan) and swing 2 (Feb) and get it all for the amazing price of 150$!
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 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 email@example.com
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.
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.