Summer program 2022

Our schedule changes a bit this summer 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

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/

Social dancing every Friday

For more than 20 years we have been hosting a Friday night social dance and you are invited!

Introduction lesson

There is an intro-to-swing lesson at 7pm every week. No partner and no experience required. The topic is a bit different every week, its all the tools you need to move and groove to swing music at our parties on a friday night. The calendar of topics and to register in advance here

The class is $20 per person and includes the entire evening, even when there is a live band! Tickets available at the door or you can Register online

Social dancing

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. $10 on a regular evening, $15 when we have a live band about once a month. The soirée ends around midnight
Tickets online or at the door.

Upcoming live music dates: June 10, July 8, Aug 26, Sept 9, Oct 7…

Our address is on Fortune street but the main entrance is the big doors on Wellington

Frequently asked questions:

  • There isn’t a bar or restaurant but you are welcome to bring a picnic to have in the kitchen or on the mezzanine
  • Wear what you like, there is no dress code. People often make an extra effort on live music nights. It’s a personal choice.
  • You can come alone or with a parter or friend. You can accept or refuse any dance. It’s a social activity and we encourage you to meet lots of people in the room but there is no obligation.

Want to see what it looks like? Check out the videos and photos we share on our instagram and facebook stories.

Want to know more? Give us a call or text at 514-874-9846
Or by email info@catscorner.ca

“When will Friday night dances come back?” and other FAQ

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.

514-874-9846 (text or call)
info@catscorner.ca

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Dance class for kids

TAP PROGRAM FOR KIDS

Schedule:

Classes will take place on Saturday morning at our venue, 625 Fortune St in the South West.
Winter session is from Feb 5th to March 26th 2022.
Spring session is from April 2nd to June 18th 2022.
It is highly recommended to attend both sessions for the best learning experience and to prepare for World Tap Day on May 25th and the end of year show in June.

Pricing:

You will have the option of paying the whole session at once or to be credited 70$ monthly.
A 10% discount is available for siblings.
For families who benefit from social assistance, you can fill out this form.
For any questions, contact us at info@catscorner.ca / 514-874-9846

About the program:

With our Cat’s Corner family growing up, the school has been offering tap dance classes for our younger ones, from age 3 to 12yo.

The program is led by Majiza Philip, tap dancer and choreographer with more than 15 years of experience teaching kids of all ages. More about her below.

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What happened to Cat’s Corner?

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.

It is also the start of a new one!

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In the summer 2021: in person classes and a new space

In June, we start our outdoor programming. Our weekly meetups in the Lafontaine Parc were very popular last year. So we’re back at it!
Thursday Jazz Dance (solo) and Saturday Lindy Hop & co (partnered). Those evenings often ended with a spontaneous picnic. You are warmly invited. We can’t wait to see you all!

Starting June 15th, it is also the beginning of a long awaited partnership with a well loved community organization in Pointe St Charles (métro Charlevoix) : Share the Warmth. We are very excited to start building solid relationships in this community and we invite you to join us in this process.
We will be dancing in their gorgeous space on Tuesdays for 2 dance classes/week.

It’s also time to enjoy our last month at our beloved studio on the 3rd floor of 3451 bld St Laurent.
Come visit us in June to say hi, say bye, practice, take a private lesson with Majiza, rent our space one last time. The garage sale is still going. Come buy a couch. We’ll give you a good price! 🙂
Email us at info@catscorner.ca

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New classes in January!

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!

Sign up here

Gift Certificates

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:

https://www.amilia.com/store/en/cats-corner/shop/products