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: Continue reading “So you want to learn how to swing dance? Start 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

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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!

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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.

Tap Jam

Join us for a monthly Tap Jam with the incredible Majiza Philip!
5pm: Drop in lesson
6pm : Tap Jam
Cost : $10
Next edition: March 23rd at our studio 3451 Saint Laurent

What is a tap jam? Its a chance to practice your improvised tap dance. All levels are welcome!
To see what it looks like, check out our recent stories on Instagram