If you’ve completed all of the swing classes we offer at Cat’s Corner, fear not! We have exciting things in store for you…
Read on for information about our advanced classes and troupes. Auditions in January and September.
Chorus Line Troupe Project
In this project you will be introduced to the great tradition of the African American Chorus Lines of the swing era. Over 12 weeks, 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! Pre-requisites: having completed swing 5. No need to bring tap shoes.
Lindy hop Troupe: Shimmy Bagels
What? This troupe, coached by Sheila, Andréanne, and Phil (founding members of the Strutting Trousers troupe), is an effervescent space combining learning, exploration, discussion and sharing in a friendly atmosphere of experimentation and artistic development. With particular openness to beginners, the troupe will focus on learning choreography, looking for a personal style, performance techniques and musicality.
You: You started to dance Lindy Hop recently and want to expand your dance practice (Prerequisite: Swing 4). You want to meet new challenges by contributing actively to a group.
Advanced Troupe: the Cool Cats Coleslaw Collective (CCCC)
This intermediate-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.
Auditions will take place in September, and practices run every Thursday from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.
Want to have lots of fun, level-up your blues dancing, and strut your stuff with your peers in a performance or two? Come out and audition for the Cat’s Corner Partnered Blues Troupe! All levels are welcome to audition! Blues dancing experience is not mandatory, but previous dance experience and a motivated attitude to learn are helpful. We will be accepting 10 or more people (5 or more couples).
Goals of the troupe:
• work on blues dancing technique and vocabulary
• learn and perform a group choreography
Practices will be on Wednesday evenings 7-8:30pm, run by Dan and Natalya.
Here is a link to last’s year’s super cool routine, to give you an idea of what to expect: https://www.facebook.com/
To see our schedule for this session, click here.