New Moves in the Metro

STM Brings Free Dance Classes to Place-des-Arts

Photo Leslie Schachter

If you happened to be riding the metro this Sunday afternoon, you might have noticed a little more movement than usual happening underground.

In an effort to promote arts and culture throughout the city, the Société de transport de Montréal has begun offering free dance classes in Place-des-Arts Metro, the first of which was led by local swing dance studio Cat’s Corner, on Jan. 13.

The classes will become a bimonthly staple in the station—scheduled on the first and last Sundays of the month—and continue until spring.

Classes, which will run from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., will vary in style from week to week.

The STM initiative, called Les beaux dimanches dans le metro, is part of the larger Métro Arts project, which seeks to make the Montreal transit experience more enjoyable by adding a little culture to the daily commute.

Upcoming Dance Classes

Jan. 27
Dance Style: Flamenco
Dance School: Académie Ballet
Flamenco Lina Moros 

Feb. 3
Dance Style: Salsa
Dance School: École San Tropez

Feb. 24
Dance Style: Haitian
Dance School: Mapou Ginen

March 24
Dance Style: Oriental
Dance School: Studio Sharqui

April 7
Dance Style: Tango
Dance School: Air Tango