Standing Room Only, Almonte's own big band, is in its 14th year.
Tea dances are afternoon dances that were popular in the 20s, 30s, and 40s, when big bands were king. They were generally held in hotels and, of course, featured a live band. One key part of the concept is that, as implied by “tea”, refreshments served are non-alcoholic.
Standing Room Only launched the popular Tea Dances in 2006. They give the band members a regular opportunity to perform the music they love to play in a period atmosphere, while allowing guests a chance to listen and dance to live big band music. Like the band itself, the Tea Dances have evolved and been refined into a class act, attracting swing and ballroom dancers from the Ottawa area and as far away as Brockville.
Doors open at 12:45pm. Dress is casual, but optional period dress (1920s-1940s) is encouraged.
w/vocalist Helen Glover.
Cost$14; $25 couple (cash only)
Almonte, ON K0A 1A0