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Swing dance

Swing FAQ

New to the dance? Wondering which shoes to wear? Curious about swing music? Click below!

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.


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.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

Friday Feb 1 – Downtown Shuffle – 2 rooms of dancing – Intro to Swing and Balboa classes
Friday Feb 8 – Downtown stomp – Intro to swing class
Friday Feb 15 – Downtown Groove – 2 rooms of dancing – Intro to Swing and Blues classes
Sunday Feb 17  – Potluck social ! Bring something to eat and come dance with us!
Monday Feb 18  – New session starts!
Friday Feb 22  – Downtown stomp – Intro to swing class

Upcoming events
January Open house – Free Classes
See our events on Facebook

Weekly Events
Friday night swing dance
Guided practices – 5 à 7 swing!


Music Resources for Swing Dancing

Swing Music on Spotify

Check out our Spotify account for a good music resource. It includes a variety of playlists by our talented DJs, as well as a few lists of songs categorized by beats per minute (BPM).

Slow Swing: 84– 100 BPM
Moderate Swing: 104– 152 BPM
Medium Up Swing: 160 – 200 BPM
Up Swing: 208 – 252 BPM

(If you don’t yet have a Spotify account, set one up so you can hear these tunes!)

Our Beginner Playlist : for songs that are not-too-fast, not-too-slow, with clear rhythm, that are easy to dance to, and great for practice!

Click here for more musical resources!

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

No upcoming events

Teachers and Staff

Where can you find us?

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