A week of free trial classes to start the fall season in our NEW LOCATION : 1956 rue Frontenac We encourage you to register ahead of time but you can also just show up and jump into a class. https://app.amilia.com/store/en/cats-corner/shop/programs/93462
Beginners: A new 8-week series is starting. Take up to 3 classes per week for $175. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Troupe auditions: Monday Chorus Line, Tuesday Lindy Project and C4
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 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
In case of rain the event will be cancelled for that week. Be sure to register in advance to get the latest updates about changes due to weather.
The location this year will be on the south side of the canal near the intersection of Charlevoix and Saint Patrick (google map link here)
Friday Social Dancing Every Friday, including holidays, we are open for an evening of swing dancing. Introductory class at 7:30 pm ($20) and social dance with DJ at 8:30 pm ($10)Plus, there will be a few live music nights on July 8, August 5 and August 26. Social dance is what we are all about! We give classes to improvise and socialize together on Friday nights. Come and put your feet on the floor, have a chat and spend your friday evening with great people.
Free summer activities
On Sunday June 26 from 4-6pm we will be at the Guinguettes du Sud-Ouest on the canal for some swing dancing in a great atmosphere. There will be a bar, food trucks and swing music. We’ll have workshops, performances and you’re all invited to dance. It’s a great afternoon to join us on your bike. http://lesguinguettes.ca/ August 20 + September 17 is the big return of Swing L’été at the Verdun greenhouses! A great tradition in the Montreal swing scene. Bring your picnic! We dance a lot, we take advantage of the summer to meet the many dancers of the city and those who come from outside just for the occasion. A great day for an afternoon of social dancing. https://swinglete.ca/
There are 4 drop-in classes offered each week, including an intro-to-swing lesson at 7:30pm. (see drop-in class weekly topics at the bottom of the page) No partner and no experience required. Register online or at the door. Rates: 20$ on regular dance nights. 25$ on live music nights. The price is for the whole evening of dancing, including all 4 drop-in class options!
Regular Fridays: 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. Rates: $15 on a regular evening.
Live Music Friday (monthly): Rates: $25 (includes the intro class at 7:30pm) Tickets online or at the door. Upcoming live music dates: Jan 19, Feb 16, March 15, April 12-13, May 10, June 14 2024
It’s been a long pandemic, a hot summer, and a big move for the studio. We know you’ve got lots of questions so we’ve compiled a few answers for you here. Rest assured, we love hearing from you and will be glad to answer any questions you have if you want to give us a call or send an email.
As we hear more talk of reopening this summer, you may be wondering if and when you’ll be able to come back for a dance at Cat’s Corner. Well dear friends, we won’t be going back, only forward. And yes, there will be dancing in our future!
After 12 years up on the 3rd floor of 3451 Boul Saint Laurent, we have handed back the keys and closed an important chapter in the story of swing dancing in Montreal.
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!
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: