With different bands each week, you'll always have fresh inspiration for dancing! Featuring SF's finest musicians playing a variety of styles ranging through early trad jazz, classic Big Band, Blues, soulful RnB, and funky New Orleans Rhythms.
August 2020: Cat's Corner is back live and online!
Join us for weekly lindy hop classes, live music, cocktails, social activities and more
Cats Corner is the Wednesday Night Swing Dance Party in San Francisco that features monthly and weekly swing & Lindy Hop classes, live swing music every week with rotating bands and cocktail bar so you can enjoy drinks and socialize between dances.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Cat’s Corner has moved to an online streaming format via Zoom.
News and Featured Classes
- Cat's Corner is back and streaming direct to your living room! Here's what in store every Wednesday, starting August 5th!
- Take a break from reality with your friends from Cat's Corner! 8-9 PM Lindy Hop Lesson with Dave and Charlie. 8:30-9 PM DJed Music by Arnold Cabreza. 9-10 PM Music by the Cosmo Trio featuring Emily Day.
- Cat's Corner dance party and classes are closed for the next 3 Wednesdays (March 11, 18 and 25) due to recommendations from the SF Department of Public Health to cancel "Large Public Gatherings" as well as guests' concerns about spreading coronavirus.
Upcoming Bands and DJs
Steve Lucky & Carmen Getit
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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!
[a] primo destination for hopping the night away