Welcome to Cat’s Corner Swing Dance School!

Despite this time of uncertainties, rest assured that in person or online, Cat’s Corner’s activities will continue.
We are closely following the updates for all government regulations to guaranty everyone’s safety.

Register to classes in Lindy Hop, Jazz, Charleston & Tap. Monthly session!

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Dive into our archive of online classes. More than 60 videos available on our YouTube channel.

#ALLSOLONOBLABLA
New since last year, kids of all ages can now follow tap classes with Majiza Philip !

TAP KIDS CLASSES
Learn about all the different dances we are passionate about and where they come from.

JAZZ & SWING DANCES
We organize workshops, festivals, teacher trainings and educational conferences.

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Announcements

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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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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CCX 2020 – Thank you!

Thank you so much to each and every one of you who participated in our very first Cat’s Corner Exchange online this weekend! It was so good to see you faces and to party with you.

Please take a moment to thank our artists with a contribution (a virtual passing of the hat if you will)

Marie N’diaye gave a brilliant presentation on Sunday morning which you can still see on our facebook page You can thank her here on paypal.

Emily Estrella and Peter Mika put on a heck of a show Friday night. You can buy their music on bandcamp and send them a payment here

You can support Cat’s Corner by signing up for a class online this session or making a contribution here. Thank you once again. We look forward to being able to party with you in person again someday soon.

Online classes for November

The online classes are going well so we invite you to join us for another round of zoom classes in November! It feels good to move your body to jazz music, to greet familiar faces once a week, to learn, get feedback and to have fun!

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Here is what some of the participants from the October session had to say:

“When our lindy hop classes was moved on line due to the second wave, we hesitated about continuing but we are very glad that we did it! The classes with Phil and Megan allow us to have fun from our living room, to stay active despite the isolation and do something besides watching Netflix all the time 😉 It’s a small group so we get lots of personal feedback and we have been getting better while learning more about the history of lindy hop.”

– Floriane

CCX online Oct 30 & Nov 1

Every year at Halloween Cat’s Corner throws a party to celebrate our birthday. We know we cannot recreate the feeling of swinging out to live music surrounded by hundreds of dancers from all over the place. But celebrations are important and as we have said before, Cat’s Corner is about people not place, so let’s get together!

FRIDAY Oct 30th, 8pm-11pm: TALENT SHOW AND LIVE MUSIC
Bring an instrument, your dog, a story, a talent and we will appreciate each other’s diverse skills.
Remember getting dressed up for a great night? Lets do it! Photo submissions for best dressed (as yourself or in halloween costume) and prizes to be won! Cherry on the cake, Emily Estrella & Peter Mika will treat us with their very special duet during the night.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1093647874385134

Covid-cautious swing dancing

[Update October 5th, 2020: October session classes are moving online. 4 weeks, small groups, individual attention, lots of jazz and culture sharing!]

As Montreal enters the red zone due to a high number of covid-19 cases, we are closely monitoring the government regulations and recommendations for dance and fitness activities.

We have been slow to reopen our studio as we wanted to do it in a way that felt safe for everyone. We have decided that while we will have markers on the floor to maintain 2 meters distance, we will also require everyone to wear masks 100% of the time while in the studio. This goes beyond what most indoor fitness activities are doing right now but for us this is what feels like a responsible choice in a global pandemic. 

Cat’s Corner studios reopening, October 2020

A new session of classes will begin indoors the week of October 5th. Registrations are open! Treat yourself! Dance is not a luxury, it’s a human need.

It seems crucial that dance, music, culture be present in our lives. It’s important to us, it’s important to you. If you feel the swing, then we’d be honoured to feel all the feels of it along with you.

We’ve published the revised guidelines and policies for the context of the pandemic we are facing together. We are putting everything we can in place to offer an environment that is both rational and safe. We will continue to learn and adapt our practices to be at your best service.

Welcome back!

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?

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

info@catscorner.ca