Les beaux dimanches or arts in the Montreal metro

    For a number of years now, the cultural community and the STM have joined together to improve the public transit experience and establish a closer connection with the public. Whether through cultural events, artists or creative venues, the objective remains the same: open the métro network to new creators and high-quality performances and make them accessible to the greatest number of people while encouraging them to use public transit.   With this strong commitment to promote arts and culture to the general public, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will offer free dance lessons in Place-des-Arts station as of January 13. Known as Les beaux dimanches dans le métro, these one-hour workshops will take place on the first and last Sunday of every month, from January to April at 2 p.m. Presented as part of STM’s Métro Arts events, these classes welcome persons of every age, from beginners to experts.  Under the guidance of a teacher from the Cat’s Corner dance school, renowned for its expertise in Swing dance in Montréal, participants will have the chance to learn the basic steps to this dance made popular in the 1930’s. Dance workshop schedule Date Dance style School             February 3, 2013 Salsa École San Tropez February 24, 2013 Haitian dance Mapou Ginen March 24, 2013 Oriental dance Studio Sharqui April 7, 2013 Tango Air Tango   It should be mentioned that other workshops will be added throughout the season. For complete information regarding programming, the STM invites you to visit: www.stm.info/english/info/a-metroarts.htm.    

April Calendar of Events

Spring has sprung and we are excited to introduce our April social events calendar!  We have an amazing variety of activities to offer!    We strongly encourage our student to participate!  This will truly give our clients a taste of all Montreal has to offer.  A must see is the “Butterflies Go Free” exhibit at the Botanical Gardents.  It is an enchanting experience.  This activity will take place the weekend of April 14.  We have also purchased tickets to the new Cirque du Soleil show that will take place on April 25.  No visit to Montreal can be complete without experiencing a Cirque du Soleil show in the big giant tent!!  Montreal is home to this traveling entertainment group and we are extremely proud of this fact!!! 

Celebrities LOVE Montreal!

What do Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise, Bono, Ben Affleck and Angelina Jolie have in common?  They all fell in love with Montreal, like dozens of other celebrities.  Their opinions about Montreal are now showcased on-line for the first time in The Montreal Golden Book of Celebrity Quotes (www.montrealcelebrityquotes.com) created by Tourisme Montreal. “It’s quite impressive to see how many celebrities fall in love with Montreal.  They all seem to agree there is something special about the city with its French and English cultures living side by side, its history, nightlife, gastronomy, unique way of life and especially, its high level of safety”, said Charles Lapointe, President and CEO of Tourisme Montreal. Some of the best quotes include well-know celebrities: “I love Montreal.  It’s my favourite North American city.  I was there for a year.  I like the mix of cultures”.  – Actor Nick Nolte. “I used to go to Montreal.  My mother took me to my first hockey game.  In the early 70’s, I used to play ice hockey you know, on the outdoor rinks.  That’s where I learned how to play hockey in Canada, in Montreal, and I’ve been to Montreal on and off over the years.  Great city.  Good restaurants man.  It’s a good place, I like it”.  – Actor Tom Cruise. “Montreal is a great city, a terrific city”.  – Actor Robert DeNiro. “There’s something special about Montreal, I don’t know what it is because I didn’t spend enough time here, but the band is attracted by the city.  Maybe it’s because of the dual culture which, in a way, reminds us of Ireland, or because Montreal is more a cultural center than a political center, or simply because Montreal has some of the most beautiful women I ever saw in my life”.  – Bono, lead … Read more