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!”
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!
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
Questions? Come ask us as in studio or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Continue reading “April Session – Registration is open!”
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!
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.
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
The next session of classes starts the 18th of February!
Check out the selection of classes on the schedule and click here to register. Interested to try a class first? come to our drop in lesson every Friday night!
Vernacular Spectacular – A Spring Workshop
Cat’s Corner invites you to the 2019 edition of our spring workshop – the Vernacular Spectacular
Registration opens February 11 2019
Click here for the schedule and more details
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An annual event: The spring workshops at Cat’s Corner are put on every year to offer the community an opportunity to learn and be inspired by invited artists and bring together dancers of all levels in a learning experience.
This year Cat’s Corner presents The Vernacular Spectacular! We’re dreaming big this year. We strongly believe that Jazz dance cannot exist in isolation. It needs external influences to grow and be part of a living culture.