Cats Corner – Live Music & Swing Dancing Every Wednesday at Balançoire Supper Club in San Francisco!

dancers at cats corner

Hailed by the SF Examiner as the “primo destination for hopping the night away”, Cats Corner features:

  • LIVE Swinging Jazz Music every Wednesday, different bands each week
  • Swing & Lindy Hop dance classes with Nathan & Alyssa and monthly guests
  • Full Cocktail Bar & New Orleans-inspired Kitchen (menus online)
  • Friendly, social atmosphere. Beginners and all ages welcome!

Live Music & Dance Party Schedule

News & Announcements

Wednesday, March 25: One Year at Balancoire Anniversary Party!

This week, Cats Corner Celebrates One Year at Balancoire!

Cosmo AlleycatsFeaturing:

  • Music by the Cosmo Alleycats and DJ Alex (starting 9:30pm)
  • Roaring Twenties Dress-Up Theme!
    Wear your best flapper outfits, bow ties, top hats and get ready to party!
    Dress-to-impress and enjoy $2 OFF Vintage Cocktails prepared by Josh & Angela!

At the 10:30pm Band Break:

Plus dancing and partying with all your Cats Corner friends!

9pm Beginning Swing Dance Lesson
9:30-midnight Band Plays
10:30pm Festivities

$10 cover charge includes 9pm drop-in lesson AND dance party
No partner needed. All ages and beginners welcome!

February 2015 Upstairs Intermediate/Advanced Class Topics Announced!

4-week class session starts Wednesday, February 4th!

Costs: $60 early / $70 full price registration by Monday, February 2nd. Discounts apply if registering for multiple classes.

Register now to save your spot in class!
20 spots max per class.

January 2015 Upstairs Intermediate/Advanced Class Topics Announced!

Costs: $60 early / $70 full price registration by Monday, Jan 5th. Discounts apply if registering for multiple classes.

Register now to save your spot in class!
20 spots max per class.

Saturday, January 10: Chad & Virginie Intermediate Lindy Workshop!

  • Chad-Kubo-and-Virginie-Jensen-150x150Two fantastic guest teachers: Virginie Jensen & Chad Kubo (Look them up!)
  • Format: 3 x 80 minute classes. 11am-4:30pm.
  • Topics: Lindy Tune-up, Art & Zen of Lindy Hop: Momentum & Flow, Sassy & Sensational Styling!
  • Cost: $50 for first 2 leaders and 2 followers to register. $55 early / $65 full price registration by Jan 8.
  • Location: Women’s Building. 3543 18th Street, SF, 94110.

Sign up today and save up to $15 and your spot in class!

Wednesday December 17th: Winter Holiday Party!

holiday-partyBeat the stormy weather and come celebrate the holidays with all your dancing friends at Cats Corner…our final dance party of 2014!

  • LIVE Music by Tin Cup Serenade + DJ Autumn LaVarta
  • 2-for-1 Drink Specials when you wear Red, White & Green!
  • Santa Claus visits + $10 Gift Exchange at 10:30pm
    Bring a wrapped gift $10 or less / get a gift!
  • Lindy Hop, Blues & Acapella performances…and more!

Cats Corner will be closed December 24 and December 31st.
See you back in January for more great live music, classes, dancing and fun!

11/26: YES, Cats Corner is OPEN!

pumpkin sliceGood news! Cats Corner is OPEN this week on Thanksgiving Eve! Come party with us and join in on these Thanksgiving festivities:

  • DANCE & LISTEN to Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines
  • DRESS UP in orange or brown and be a part of our family photo
  • EAT a slice or two of some yummy Pumpkin Pie
  • DRINK some of the amazing cocktails prepared by bartenders Josh & Angela
  • DONATE canned and non-perishable foods in our Thanksgiving Food Drive benefiting the SF-Marin Food Bank

Don’t miss out on this super fun and joyful night of dancing!

This December: 7pm Blues & 8pm Charleston Upstairs Classes!

For those of you enjoying the new Intermediate/Advanced class offerings in our upstairs space, we’ve got 2 excellent classes to choose from in December…or take both!

7pm Intro to Blues
with Michelle & VictorMichelle & Victor
8pm Charleston Challenge
with Gaby & Nathan Bugh (NYC)Nathan and Gaby

Class sizes are limited…sign up online now and save your spot!

2-for-1Dress-Alike Contest & Drink Specials!

Wednesday, November 12th!


This Wednesday, dress-to-impress along with your “identical twin” and both of you will enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials at the bar + a chance to win a pair of $25 gift certificates for food and drink at Balançoire!

All of this, plus swing dance lessons, and great music and dancing withSteve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit!

9pm Beginning Swing Lesson
9:30pm-midnight Band Plays
10:30pm Contest Judging

$10 dance party admission includes 9pm Swing Lesson.
$5 dance-only admission by 9pm.
Beginners and all ages welcome! 21+ to drink!

November Upstairs Classes: Rhythm & Flow

Kevin Wengamanda marchandIntermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop
with guest teachers Amanda & Kevin!

Wednesdays, Nov 5- 26, 7-8pm,
Upstairs Dance Floor

Award-winning Lindy Hoppers Amanda Marchand & Kevin Weng will help you add control and complexity to your basics and show you how to put movements together by recognizing and reacting to the flow of momentum you have created.

Cost: $60 early / $70 full price registration for the month. 16 spots available.
Requirements: 6+ months of Intermediate Lindy Hop classes and social dance experience, or teacher permission.

Register online today!

Solo Jazz Class with Gaby Cook (Last 3-weeks in September!)

gaby cook poseThis September, Cat’s Corner is proud to host a series of Solo Jazz classes with Gaby Cook, award-winning dancer, choreographer and director of the Sweet Sixteen Chorus Line!

  • This three week series will teach brand new jazz dance students fundamental vocabulary items that make up the traditional jazz dances we know and love such as the Shim Sham, The Tranky Do and the Big Apple.
  • Learn fun and silly steps from the Swing Era while developing your personal body movement and awareness!
  • Geared toward Intermediate Lindy Hoppers, but there will be something for all levels!
  • Both men and women are welcome! No partner needed!

Schedule: Wednesdays, September 10, 17 & 24, 7-8pm.
Location: Upstairs, Cat’s Corner, Balancoire Night Club
Class Cost: $50 early / $60 full price registration for 3-weeks.

Sign up online today and save $10!

Note: this will be our initial experiment in offering classes upstairs and downstairs simultaneously at Cat’s Corner. We hope to add additional classes eventually and encourage your feedback!