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Welcome to Cats Corner!

Cats Corner is the Wednesday Night Swing Dance Party at Balancoire Bar & Restaurant in the San Francisco Mission District. The event features monthly and weekly swing & Lindy Hop classes plus live swing music every week with rotating bands.

  • 7 & 8PM Monthly Progressive Format Classes
    60 minutes, registration required, $60-80 per month
  • 9PM Weekly Beginning Swing Drop-in Class
    30 minutes, drop-ins welcome, $10 per week

Class costs include dance party admission

Dance Party Hours
9:30PM - midnight. DJ band break 10:30-11pm.
$10 general admission. $5 before 9PM and after 11PM.

Balancoire Bar & Restaurant
2565 Mission Street, SF, CA 94110
between 21st and 22nd Streets across from Foreign Cinema

Upcoming Bands and DJs

January 18, 2017
  • Rob Reich Quintet + DJ David Shen

January 25, 2017
  • Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums + DJ Gerry Thrash

February 1, 2017
  • Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

February 8, 2017
  • SF Medicine Ball Band

February 15, 2017
  • Tin Cup Serenade


Learn to swing dance and Lindy Hop at Cat’s Corner! Have fun, meet new people, and get great exercise all at once! Cat’s Corner offers: hip, expert & friendly dance instruction with Nathan, Alyssa and rotating guest teachers progressive format classes so


Dance and listen to the best of the SF Swing and Jazz scene every Wednesday, featuring a wide variety of bands, different each week! Music styles range from Benny Goodman-styled cool combos, Hot Traditional Jazz, classic high-energy Big Band Swing, sultry


Balancoire means “Swing” in French and is a spirited nightclub in the heart of the SF Mission District featuring a full bar and kitchen serving classic cocktails, beer, wine, appetizing main dishes and bar bites to share. Take a seat

What dancers and students are saying

I've danced at swing clubs all around the world, and Cat's Corner is one of the best. Great environment, great people and great music.


Cat's Corner has been a fun learning experience so far, and I look forward to taking several more months of classes here. I've been telling my friends all about it!

Stephanie C. YELP.COM

[a] primo destination for hopping the night away

SF Examiner