Put some swing in your life!

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

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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!

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

Announcements

August Session is Up!

August session is ready for you!
A short and sweet 4-week session full of surprises!
See you on our registration page and choose your classes.
The Early Bird discount applies until July 21st. Don’t wait!
Beginner classes:
Swing 1 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays
Balboa 1 on Sundays
Blues 1 on Wednesdays
Intermediate classes:

Sunday Potluck Social

Cat’s Corner’s Potluck Social !
Our monthly Sunday Potluck Socials are a 5-8PM food and dance event to enjoy a relaxed early Sunday evening with new and old friends.
The participation is based on voluntary contributions (5~10+$) to the buffet prepared by the participants. Entrance is free if you bring a tasty yummy plate to share.

Swing l’été, open air dance!

Swing l’été, open air dance!
Swing l’été strikes again, July 20th + August 3rd at Serres de Verdun. And it FREE!
The afternoon dances on the Canal Lachine are a big summer favorite! Every year, dancers from out of town travel to Montreal to gather with us for the most convivial and family friendly event of the year.
Don’t miss the chance to dance under the summer weather in a picturesque environment. Crash course, intermediate level class, social dancing, performances, picnic, swimming pool… And all this between noon and 5:30PM at 7000 Lasalle Bld.
12pm: Intro class to swing dancing & intermediate class offered by the event sponsors
1pm: start of the social dance
2:15pm: performances offered by the event sponsors
5:30pm: end
Last edition on June 22nd was a big success. Mark your calendar for the next ones, happening:
– July 20th (special LIVE BAND with Emily Estrella & the Starlight Stompers + Roaring Twenties theme)
– August 3rd 2019
IN CASE OF RAIN, SEE YOU AT CAT’S CORNER, 3451 BLD ST LAURENT
(For confirmation, text Debbie: 514-566-9131)
An event organized by Cat’s Corner, in partnership with Barrelhouse Club.
Don’t miss our updates on: www.swinglete.ca & Swing l’été FB event page

So you want to learn how to swing dance? Start here!

Welcome to Cat’s Corner!
Swing is a social dance from Harlem New York in the 1920s-1940s. At Cat’s Corner we dance many styles in the swing family including lindy hop, charleston, balboa, shag, solo jazz, blues and tap! We have lessons and social dance events, here are a few options to get started:

Summer Tasters

You are leaving on vacation this summer? 4 series of TASTERS are offered this July session. Register for 2 ; 4 or 6 weeks at a time. Try a plethora of swing & blues dance styles at your most convenient dates!
Séries :    – FAST Tuesdays    – CLASSIC STEPS Wednesdays   – SLOW Thursdays   – SOLO Sundays
We got you covered ! Early Bird discount available until June 9th!Want to take ALL OF THE TASTERS? We have a pass for you. Go all-in for $250, take as many of the taster classes as you like. Register here for the all-you-can-dance pass
Register now !
https://www.catscorner.ca/en/schedule/

Beginner Swing – start now!

If you missed the beginning of our last session, we’ve got a special class just for you!
4 weeks of intensive Swing 1 starting Thursday May 30th
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!

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.

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