- You would like to start practicing regularly with the same group of dancers?
- You want to push yourself and be involved in dance projects?
- You want to explore the art of performing a dance piece in front of an audience?
- You’re simply hooked and want to dance all the time?
Join a troupe!
Swaying Swarm :
First time in a troupe? This one if for you!
Coached by Mohammad & Ashley
The swaying swarm is an intermediate Lindy Hop troupe ideal for dancers with little previous lindy hop performance experience. Coached by Mohammad and Ashley, this choreography based troupe focuses on equal parts performance and improvisation/social dance skills.
(Past Lindy hop troupes have included Harlem Reverie, Harlem Shout & Shimmy Bagels)
Boiled Legs :
Up Tempo Lindy hop/Charleston troupe
Coached by Mohammad & Ashley
Boiled Legs is an intermediate level fast lindy hop and charleston troupe ideal for dancers who are looking to take their fast dancing to the next level. In this choreography based troupe, we put equal emphasis on quality of performance and movement. We will also work on integrating all material learned in the routines into our social dance.
Cool Cats Coleslaw Collective :
Advanced Lindy hop troupe
Coached by Anaïs & friends
This advanced Lindy Hop troupe represents all the values that are dear to us at Cat’s Corner Studio. We approach choreographic projects by putting forward social dancing, team spirit, challenges, and all without interfering with each other’s individuality. The creation process is important to us and we want to live this process with our dancers. Generally, we work on one to three routines during the year.
We identify group objectives that we want to work on and the events and parties where we would like to perform or compete. We try to give priority to the process of learning and to the joy of working together. We look for people who will easily integrate with our team and who will also bring their ideas and their presence. We prioritize the dancers who have a positive attitude towards challenges, who are autonomous and open minded.
Monday Shaker Makers :
A Chorus Line troupe (for women, men and non binary individuals)
Coached by Kim, Andréanne and the Hotcha Mamas Chorus Line
In this project you will be introduced to the great tradition of the African American Chorus Lines of the swing era. You will be taken on a guided tour of an unknown but incredibly rich legacy of jazz variety show performances. You will learn some basic tap rhythms and footworks, watch a documentary, get inspired by a collection of old clips, learn an original chorus line choreography and work on your performance skills in order to present your hard work at a Cat’s Corner Friday night dance! Join the festivities and become a chorus dancer this season! No need to bring tap shoes.
The Sass Collective :
Blues dance troupe
Coached by Natalya, Dan & Tanya
The Cats Corner premier Blues troupe. We work together to improve our dance technique in both social and performance settings. Each session brings several new choreographies and performance opportunities, each one pushing our dance in a new direction and building community along the way.
Solo Blues Collective :
Coached by Natalya & Debbie
The “solo blues collective” is a space to where we can work on our solo blues together, generate a series of quick choreographies that we can present all over Montreal, play dance games, watch videos, take ownership of our own learning through collaborative facilitated sessions.
Balboa troupe :
Coached by Lizou & Dan
Our personalized Balboa troupe! We work with each person to improve the areas that have the most opportunity for growth, and design choreographies around challenging our students in new ways each time. Each session, in addition to improving social and performance dance technique, there will be several performance opportunities.
Tap troupe :
An advanced tap troupe
Coached by Majiza
Cat's Corner troupes on YouTube
Other troupes in 2018-2019 have included the Solo Jazz/Tap troupe and Collegiate Shag troupe.