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, Chiara and monthly guest teachers
    • progressive format classes so you can get better each week
    • convenient and secure online class registration
    • Live Music Dance Party & Cocktails after class!

Register for classes

Please note: Cat’s Corner has a special schedule of classes and parties this June due to private events at Swedish American Hall on June 13 & 27.

Date Venue Classes & Party
June 6 Swedish American Hall
2174 Market Street, SF
  • 7-9pm Beginning Lindy Boot Camp (main floor)
  • 7-9pm Intermediate Lindy Boot Camp (side room)
  • 9-9:30pm Beginning Swing Crash Course (main floor)
June 13 Ukrainian Hall
345 7th Street, SF
  • 7:30-9pm Swing Rueda Workshop (Intermediate+)
  • 9-9:30pm Beginning Swing Drop-in
June 20 Swedish American Hall
2174 Market Street, SF
  • 7-9pm Beginning Lindy Boot Camp (main floor)
  • 7-9pm Intermediate Lindy Boot Camp (side room)
  • 9-9:30pm Beginning Swing Crash Course (main floor)
June 27 Local Edition
691 Market Street, SF
  • No classes
  • Live Music with Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums
  • FREE Admission
July 4, 11, 18 & 25 Swedish American Hall Back to Normal Class & Party Schedule
Other months’ classes: May 2018

June 6th & 20th:

Lindy Boot Camp Classes at Swedish American Hall

Get a double dose of Lindy Hop instruction in two ultra-fun 2 hour sessions on June 6th & June 20th. Nathan, Chiara, Kristin & special June guest teachers Sean and Hannah will cover all the same material from our usual 4-week class program in a 2 evening format.
  • 7-9pm Main Floor – Beginning Lindy Hop
    with Nathan, Chiara & Kristin – 50 spots available
  • 7-9pm Side Room – Intermediate Lindy Hop
    with Sean Krazit & Hannah MacKenzie-Margulies – 24 spots available
  • 9-9:30pm Main Floor – Beginning East Coast Swing Crash Course
    unlimited spots

Single Bootcamp Night (June 6 -OR- 20): $30 early registration online / $35 door
Both Bootcamp Nights (June 6 -AND- June 20): $50 online / $70 door.
9pm Beginning East Coast Swing Crash Course: $10/week, drop-in only

All class costs include dance party admission.

Sign up for classes now!

June 13th:

Swing Rueda Night at Ukrainian American Hall

Music by the SF Medicine Ball Band!

Learn Swing Rueda – the group dance that uses familiar Lindy Hop moves to switch partners around a circle in response to a caller. It’s swing dance meets up with Simon Says mashed up with Ring-around-the-Rosie…and it’s super fun!

Address: 345 7th Street, SF

More details…

June 27th:

Cat’s Corner Field Trip to Local Edition

with Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums

We’re taking a night off classes, and skipping straight to the party! Join us for high-energy Swing, Jump Blues & Rockin’ R&B with one of San Francisco’s sensational musical acts! Sip on classic cocktails between dances. FREE. 21+.

Address: 691 Market Street, SF


Series class sizes are limited and often sell out. A few extra spots are also made available to our staff volunteers.

(Can’t make Wednesdays? Check out Monday Classes in the Mission!)

Progressive vs. Drop-in Classes

All of the Lindy Hop classes are progressive, with each week’s material building on the previous week’s class. Lindy Hop drop-ins are allowed for $20 which also includes dance party and 9pm lesson admission.  Please note that if you drop in to one of the classes, it may be in the middle of the class series, and you may fall behind. We recommend that you take the full series. We always offer a drop-in Beginning Swing class each Wednesday from 9:00-9:30pm.

Not sure which class is for you? Send us an email with any questions!

After the Classes

All class costs include admission to the Cat’s Corner Swing Dance Party. Stay to dance to live swing music starting at 9:30pm. The venue features cocktail bar, roomy dance floor, and great swinging ambiance. We often have surprises around 10:30pm – it could be a special performance, contest, or silly group activity — to add to the festivities.