Friday Night Dance

Come try swing dancing every Friday night at Cat’s Corner.

Join us Friday for our Downtown Stomp dance! Try our beginner lesson at 8:30 pm or our intermediate lesson at 8:45 pm. Social dancing from 9:30 pm – 1 am, all for $10!

 

Downtown Stomp 

8:30pm – 9:30pm Introduction to swing
8:45pm – 9:30pm Intermediate lesson*

9:30 – 1am Social dancing to swing music for everyone!
*or blues, or balboa

 

Up next:

September 6 – Ramona à MTL
lessons: intro swing + intermediate
DJ theme ‘saxophone band leaders of the 1930s-1950s’

September 13: Open House
lessons: intro swing + balboa
2 rooms for dancing, performances and faster music in the small studio

September 20: Slow Jazzy
lessons: intro swing + blues
2 rooms for dancing, slow jazz in the big studio

September 27th: Andy Mac Live! $15
lessons: intro swing + intermediate

October 4th: Downtown Shuffle
lessons: intro swing + balboa
2 rooms for dancing, faster music in the big studio

October 11: New Orleans
lessons: intro swing + intermediate
DJ theme – jazz music from New Orleans Louisiana (NOLA)

October 18: Balmoment
lessons: intro swing + balboa
2 rooms for dancing, special balboa event in the small studio

October 25: Swing + Blues
lessons: intro swing + blues
2 rooms for dancing

November 1st: Cat’s Corner Exchange
lessons: intro swing + intermediate
Live music all weekend. Tickets recommended in advance

November 8: Downtown Shuffle
lessons: intro swing + balboa
2 rooms for dancing, special balboa event in the small studio

November 15: Swing + Blues
lessons: intro swing + intermediate
2 rooms for dancing swing and blues

November 22; SWING
lessons: intro swing + intermediate

November 29: SWING
lessons: intro swing + intermediate

6 décembre: Downtown Shuffle
cours de swing intro + balboa
2 salles de danse, swing rapide d’une côté

13 décembre: Soirée de temps des fêtes
cours de swing intro+ inter
2 salles de danse, performances

20 décembre: Swing + Blues
cours de swing intro + blues

27 décembre : Swing
cours de swing intro + inter


Music

Want to hear what kind of music we groove to? Check out our Spotify account for a selection of tunes by our talented DJs! Click here to find our musical resources page, containing playlists and information about swing musicians, old and new.


Interested in classes? See our schedule or visit our registration page.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

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!

Our DJs

Click here to see a list of all of our DJs and their contact info.

 

A few classic artists from the swing era to listen to

Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet, Buster Smith, Coleman Hawkins, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Erskine Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, Slim & Slam, Cats and the Fiddle, Tommy Dorsey, Andy Kirk, Jimmie Lunceford, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Christian, Earl Hines, Lucky Millinder, Lionel Hampton, and many more.

 

A few current swing bands to listen to

International Bands: Boilermaker Jazz Band, Gentlemen & Gangsters, Glenn Crytzer, Gordon Webster,  Hot Sugar Band, Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles, Jonathan Stout, Michael Gamble and His Rhythm Serenaders, Mint Julep Jazz Band, Naomi and her Handsome Devils, The Grand St. Stompers, and many more.

Montreal: Call Me Wayne, Early Jazz Band, Les Royal Pickles, Masson Stomp, Misses Satchmo, Swingabago, and many more.


Interested in classes? See our schedule or visit our registration page.