TAP PROGRAM FOR KIDS
FREE trial class on Saturday December 3rd at 10am for the 3-4yo and 11am for beginners in the tap-kids program.
Session starts Sept 10th.
Classes will take place on Saturday morning at our venue, 625 Fortune St in the South West, Entrance from the big door on Wellington st.
It is highly recommended to register to the whole year from September to June for the best progression and training.
Children with learning challenges are welcome in our classes, with a limit of 2 children per class.
The kids 5years and older will learn a choreography to perform at the end of session shows in December and June. A buffet of healthy snacks will be offered. Guests are welcome.
Class descriptions here
You will have the option of paying the whole session at once or through 3 instalments.
A 10% discount is offered for each additional sibling.
Tap 5-7, 8-12, Teens
$270 for the Fall session (14 classes)
$460 for winter-spring session (24 classes)
Intro to Jazz-Tap 3-4 yo
$245 for the Fall session
$420 for winter-spring session
$20 drop-in available
About the program:
Since 2019, with our Cat’s Corner families growing up, the school has started offering tap and swing dance classes for our younger ones, from age 3 to 14yo.
The program is currently led by Majiza Philip, tap dancer and choreographer with more than 15 years of experience teaching kids of all ages. More about her below.
Grand child of legendary dancer Ethel Bruneau, Montreal Queen of Tap from Harlem, NY, Majiza was born and raised in Little Burgundy and knows Pointe St Charles inside out.
Majiza has started training with her grand mother at the age of 3, and later with actor Don Jordan. Among her many accomplishments, she and her sister were selected to dance at the Governor General’s Awards. She danced on the stage of Jazz Fest in 1998 with the Big Band Vic Vogel, following which she got a role at Nathalie Simard’s Décibel show. Between 2009 and 2013, she was a choreographer at Segal Centre for performing arts.
Majiza excels in the art of teaching like a second nature. She’s shared her love for tap in numerous schools: the Segal Center “Broadway Kids” after school program, the Cameron dance school, the Sport-Study program at Massey-Vanier high school in Cowansville, at the Académie de danse de Montréal and various elementary schools on the Island of Montreal. We feel extremely lucky to have her among us at Cat’s Corner Swing Dance School.
Majiza is able to connect with each of her students, kids and adults, and see every ones’ own qualities and personalities. She guides her classes with the awareness of each student’s specific needs while creating a very friendly and supportive atmosphere. She manages to bring together a sense of rigour with kindness and real fun! She’s truly a gem of a teacher!