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

December session

December online session is flexible and varied. From Dec 1st to 19th, 3 weeks until the holidays, come warm up your body and soul to the best big band jazz and meet the nicest people to swing with you!

  • Choose 1 class, 1 day 1 time.
  • Choose 1 session, same day same time for 3 continuous weeks!
  • Don’t choose and take it ALL to extend the fun for as much as you can jazz.

The calendar is full of dancers who can’t wait to share their love and curiosity for jazz with you.
Our friend Amilia, the registration platform, is ready to bring you in. Come along and let’s dance!

To access our last newsletter, click below:

CCX 2020 – Thank you!

Thank you so much to each and every one of you who participated in our very first Cat’s Corner Exchange online this weekend! It was so good to see you faces and to party with you.

Please take a moment to thank our artists with a contribution (a virtual passing of the hat if you will)

Marie N’diaye gave a brilliant presentation on Sunday morning which you can still see on our facebook page You can thank her here on paypal.

Emily Estrella and Peter Mika put on a heck of a show Friday night. You can buy their music on bandcamp and send them a payment here

You can support Cat’s Corner by signing up for a class online this session or making a contribution here.

Thank you once again. We look forward to being able to party with you in person again someday soon.

Online classes for November

The online classes are going well so we invite you to join us for another round of zoom classes in November! It feels good to move your body to jazz music, to greet familiar faces once a week, to learn, get feedback and to have fun!

Register here

Here is what some of the participants from the October session had to say:

“When our lindy hop classes was moved on line due to the second wave, we hesitated about continuing but we are very glad that we did it! The classes with Phil and Megan allow us to have fun from our living room, to stay active despite the isolation and do something besides watching Netflix all the time 😉 It’s a small group so we get lots of personal feedback and we have been getting better while learning more about the history of lindy hop.”

– Floriane

“I found it much more informative and fun that I would have imagined. I can’t get over the fact that little adjustments make such a big difference. The dance is even more fun! For example, I can do more swingouts without getting dizzy. And we’re learning how to dance faster. Phil and Megan take the time to watch and give us feedback. They are always positive and give us energy. The songs chosen to highlight one artist per week are helping us to recognize them. Isabelle and I will be registering for the next session. I thought there may be some technical challenges but everything is going very well!”

– Jean-François

CCX online Oct 30 & Nov 1

Every year at Halloween Cat’s Corner throws a party to celebrate our birthday. We know we cannot recreate the feeling of swinging out to live music surrounded by hundreds of dancers from all over the place. But celebrations are important and as we have said before, Cat’s Corner is about people not place, so let’s get together!

FRIDAY Oct 30th, 8pm-11pm: TALENT SHOW AND LIVE MUSIC
Bring an instrument, your dog, a story, a talent and we will appreciate each other’s diverse skills.
Remember getting dressed up for a great night? Lets do it! Photo submissions for best dressed (as yourself or in halloween costume) and prizes to be won! Cherry on the cake, Emily Estrella & Peter Mika will treat us with their very special duet during the night.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1093647874385134

SUNDAY Nov 1st, 11am-1pm:SOUL BRUNCH + CLIP PRESENTATION
Enjoy your Saturday and stock up with bagels to get together on for brunch on SUNDAY morning with the best of Soul music. Cozy up with us for the much loved video clips presentation. This year from a new perspective, with the ONE AND ONLY Marie N’Diaye!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/3959034830777961

Sign up here https://forms.gle/fj1SGHm5b5NUT7nh8
Pay what you can. We will pass a virtual hat to support our professional artists (links will be emailed to you)

Covid-cautious swing dancing

[Update October 5th, 2020: October session classes are moving online. 4 weeks, small groups, individual attention, lots of jazz and culture sharing!]

As Montreal enters the red zone due to a high number of covid-19 cases, we are closely monitoring the government regulations and recommendations for dance and fitness activities.

We have been slow to reopen our studio as we wanted to do it in a way that felt safe for everyone. We have decided that while we will have markers on the floor to maintain 2 meters distance, we will also require everyone to wear masks 100% of the time while in the studio. This goes beyond what most indoor fitness activities are doing right now but for us this is what feels like a responsible choice in a global pandemic. 

Our class sizes are very small, there will be no drop ins so that we have contact information for each participant, all registration will be online to limit transactions at the studio and we will produce class recaps for anyone who has to stay home due to sickness, however mild it may be. Please take  the time to read the full details of our cover class policies and let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We will provide further updates as the situation changes over the coming days and weeks. 

Cat’s Corner studios reopening, October 2020

A new session of classes will begin indoors the week of October 5th. Registrations are open! Treat yourself! Dance is not a luxury, it’s a human need.

It seems crucial that dance, music, culture be present in our lives. It’s important to us, it’s important to you. If you feel the swing, then we’d be honoured to feel all the feels of it along with you.

We’ve published the revised guidelines and policies for the context of the pandemic we are facing together. We are putting everything we can in place to offer an environment that is both rational and safe. We will continue to learn and adapt our practices to be at your best service.

Welcome back!

Online classes

Starting today, you will be able to take your dance classes again! Join us on our YouTube Channel and follow us on Facebook to stay updated on all our activities during this time of social isolation.
The details of the participation are available HERE.

We are still allowed to dance. Dance is even quite essential to help us lift our spirits, to stay connected with our communities and keep our bodies in movement. We will be with you in your living room, on your balcony, strutting with you on your daily walk around the block. You are not alone. We will keep on dancing, all together!