Many of you have told us that our values can be felt when you walk through the door, and many of you have encouraged us to tell our story so that others can hear us, and appreciate what is actually going on behind the scene. So first of all, thank you from the bottom of our heart to those who support us tirelessly and give meaning to everything we do. Here is the story of our last 4 years.
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.
These two years have been full intense reflections that have allowed us to make some radical decisions. These choices sometimes seem counter intuitive to the needs of a business: to generate revenue, to meet demand, to be equipped with every possible promotional strategy to sell registrations and fill dance classes.
The biggest decision we made last year was to move to the southwest, to Pointe St. Charles, to a community organization. This choice was driven by a vision:
Children are the focus on Saturdays at Cat’s Corner. The fall session will resume with an Open House on September 3 and classes will officially start on September 10. Take also advantage of the week of free classes from Aug 29th for adults as well.
The week of August 29 to September 3rd our doors are open and you are invited to our OPEN HOUSE and come try as many classes as you like for FREE! Come meet, greet, check out the space, ask questions, and dance!
There are classes for everyone including introductory classes for complete beginners (no experience or partner required), progressive courses, a challenge for those who want it and even performance and choreography projects.
Friday night social dance is on as usual, $10 per person. The rest is FREE and you can sign up here to show your interest and save your spot: Free adult classes Free kids classes
Check out the class descriptions for more info or head on over to instagram for videos of what it’s all about.
On August 20th and September 17th, Swing l’Été is back by popular demand! Same summery atmosphere, by the water, picnic on the grass and dancing all afternoon. We will start with an all level swing dance class (beginners welcome) at 1pm and end the dance about 5pm.
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 is an intro-to-swing lesson at 7:30pm 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
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, $20 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: Jan 20, Feb 24, March 17, April 7, May 12, June 16
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 email@example.com