Welcome to Cat’s Corner Swing Dance School!
Our annual event is back! Learn from legends of Jazz dance!
Vernacular Spectacular, April 7-9, 2023
Beginners can start an 8-week session at the start of every month!
Next Beginner Session April 4th 2023
Intro class and Social dance night every Friday.
Next LIVE BAND : April 7&8, 2023
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In 2023, Cat’s Corner has become a Non Profit Organization
Many of you have told us that our values can be felt when you walk through the door, and many of you have encouraged us to tell our story so that others can hear us, and appreciate what is actually going on behind the scene. So first of all, thank you from the bottom of our heart to those who support us tirelessly and give meaning to everything we do.Here is the story of our last 4 years.
Beginner? Start here!
Welcome to the world of swing dancing! We are a warm and inclusive community built around a common love for jazz music and a belief that everyone can dance if they want to. Where to start?
Give the gift of movement, music and a weekly social activity! Gift certificates are now available on our registration system, choose the amount you like and have it delivered on the date you choose. It works for beginner classes, evenings and events or even for monthly memberships to classes.
Our social enterprise and circular economy project
These two years have been full intense reflections that have allowed us to make some radical decisions. These choices sometimes seem counter intuitive to the needs of a business: to generate revenue, to meet demand, to be equipped with every possible promotional strategy to sell registrations and fill dance classes.
The biggest decision we made last year was to move to the southwest, to Pointe St. Charles, to a community organization.This choice was driven by a vision:
TAP KIDS in the Fall
Children are the focus on Saturdays at Cat’s Corner.The fall session will resume with an Open House on September 3 and classes will officially start on September 10.Take also advantage of the week of free classes from Aug 29th for adults as well.
Registrations are open!https://www.amilia.com/store/en/cats-corner/shop/programs/80124
Open House – FREE classes
The week of August 29 to September 3rd our doors are open and you are invited to our OPEN HOUSE and come try as many classes as you like for FREE!Come meet, greet, check out the space, ask questions, and dance!
There are classes for everyone including introductory classes for complete beginners (no experience or partner required), progressive courses, a challenge for those who want it and even performance and choreography projects.
Friday night social dance is on as usual, $10 per person. The rest is FREE and you can sign up here to show your interest and save your spot: Free adult classesFree kids classes
Check out the class descriptions for more info or head on over to instagram for videos of what it’s all about.
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!
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
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
Here are the class descriptions. Let us know what questions you have, we will be happy to hear form you! firstname.lastname@example.org
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.