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Swing dance

Swing FAQ

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Friday Night

Join us every Friday night for a fun night of social dancing in the heart of downtown Montreal. Only $10! Drop-in beginner and intermediate lessons at 8:30 pm. No partner or dance experience needed!

Swing Dancing Classes

Our Classes

We offer six-week sessions in Swing, Balboa, Blues, and Tap. Read on to learn more about what we teach in our classes.

Announcements

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!

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

Live Music with Andy Mac – March 22nd

Welcome to the Downtown Stomp (DTS), Cat’s Corner’s social swing dance night! Along with a full night of social dancing every Friday, two lessons are offered each week.
For this special edition featuring Andy MAC’s band playing for the dancers – Friday March 22nd
the admission price is $15 (cash only).
Take the beginner swing lesson at 8:30pm for your first taste of swing or to brush up on your basics. We also offer an intermediate swing lesson at 8:45pm for dancers who have been dancing at least a couple months, with new content each lesson. Social dancing starts at 9:30pm and the bands first set will begin at 10PM.
No reservation, experience or partner required. Drop-in and come have fun!
We ask that you bring a clean and dry pair of shoes for dancing.

Tap Jam

Join us for a monthly Tap Jam with the incredible Majiza Philip!
5pm: Drop in lesson
6pm : Tap Jam
Cost : $10
Next edition: March 23rd at our studio 3451 Saint Laurent
What is a tap jam? Its a chance to practice your improvised tap dance. All levels are welcome!
To see what it looks like, check out our recent stories on Instagram

Vernacular Spectacular

Vernacular Spectacular – A Spring Workshop
Cat’s Corner invites you to the 2019 edition of our spring workshop – the Vernacular Spectacular
Registration opens February 11 2019 
Click here for the schedule and more details
Follow the event on Facebook for updates 
An annual event: The spring workshops at Cat’s Corner are put on every year to offer the community an opportunity to learn and be inspired by invited artists and bring together dancers of all levels in a learning experience.
This year Cat’s Corner presents The Vernacular Spectacular! We’re dreaming big this year. We strongly believe that Jazz dance cannot exist in isolation. It needs external influences to grow and be part of a living culture.

Beginner classes

Our beginner classes are starting the 18th of February!
Register here! 
Mon 7:00pm – Jazzy Blues
Mon 8:30pm – Swing
Wed 7:00pm – Swing
Thu 7:00pm – Balboa
Thu 8:30pm- Jukin’ Blues
Sun 2:00pm – Swing
Register here! 

Friday Night Dance

Downtown Stomp (DTS) nights are Cat’s Corner’s social dance nights on Fridays. Admission price is $10, cash only. The price includes a class of your choice. Two levels are available early in the evening, beginner at 8:30pm and intermediate at 8:45pm. Social dancing starts at 9:30pm and lasts until 1am. No reservation, experience or partner required. Drop-in and come have fun! We are located at 3451 Saint-Laurent Blvd. on the 3rd floor, north of Sherbrooke Street, right across from the Esso gas station. We ask that you bring a clean and dry pair of shoes for dancing.

See more information about swing at Cat’s Corner here.

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.

Our events

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Teachers and Staff

Where can you find us?

3451 St-Laurent 3e étage,
Montréal
514 874-9846

info@catscorner.ca