Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions?

No. Because Balancoire is both a restaurant and bar, Cat’s Corner gladly welcomes guests of all ages.

What kind of attire should I wear?

Cat’s Corner at Balancoire is a classy place, so we recommend dressing on the upper side of casual. Dress to impress!

What kind of shoes are recommended for swing dancing?

Swing is an athletic dance, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes with good arch support and a smooth, non-gripping bottom. Shoes with flat-bottom soles or modest heels are preferable. High heel shoes are notoriously difficult to dance in and are also a potential source of injury to other guests when dancing in close quarters.

Do I have to have a partner?

No. Swing & Lindy Hop are social dances in which people meet and dance with many partners over the course of the evening. If you’re new, our 8:30pm Drop-in Swing lesson is a great way to learn new steps and meet a lot of friendly people.

Swing, Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing…what’s the difference?

Here is a great explanation from Yahoo! Answers.

Why the name Cat’s Corner?

Cat’s Corner is named after the Cat’s Corner of the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, NYC, where the best lindy hoppers in the house — the “cool cats” — would dance. Cat’s Corner is also named after its founder Catrine “Cat” Ljunggren.