"The venue, the dance floor, and the great variety of music was a treat. I have performed with a number of big bands over the years and your band sounded GREAT. The music was tight and the tempos were great for dancing."

Alana Hock,
Dance With Alana Studios


Swing into Spring Big Band Extravaganza - May 3rd in Perth

Swing into Spring with a full evening of live big band music, dance lessons, a silent auction, and more. Whether you enjoy ballroom or swing dancing, the event will be an opportunity to enjoy tunes from the 1920s to the 1960s performed by the much-loved 16-piece Big Band, Standing Room Only.

Organized by the Classic Theatre Festival, the evening will also feature a range of silent auction items, including tickets to the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, the Upper Canada Playhouse, Thousand Islands Playhouse, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, among many other items.  

May 3rd, 7 pm Start, Civitan Hall Pert 6787, Hwy 43

Click here for tickets http://www.ticketsplease.ca/Swing14.html




Standing Room Only Brings Sunday Tea Dances to the Glebe in 2014/2015 season!

Standing Room Only, in partnership with the Glebe Neighbourhood Activies Group, is excited to announce that we will be performing Sunday Tea Dances at the Glebe Community Center as part of our 2014/2015 season. These events will be in addition to our Almonte Tea Dances giving dancers three more opportunities to get out on the floor. Keep an eye on our website for more details to come.  


2014/2015 Season Tea Dance Schedule

Oct 5/14 – Glebe
Oct 19/14  – Almonte
Nov 16/14 – Almonte
Jan 18/15 – Almonte
Feb 15/15  – Glebe
Feb 22/15 – Almonte
Mar 29/15 – Almonte
Apr 12/15 – Glebe

Standing Room Only is ...

... a 15-piece big band plus vocalist Sandy Faux, with members from the Almonte area and Ottawa. The band is best known for its popular 'tea dances', which it organizes and for which it provides the live big band music. The Sunday afternoon tea dances - now in their EIGHTH! season - are held monthly from October to March in the historic Almonte Old Town Hall, a beautifully preserved venue with a clean and spacious wooden dance floor, natural lighting, and wonderful acoustics. Click here for more information about the SRO tea dances.

The band also plays for a variety of public and private functions - for example the Ottawa Swing Dance Society (OSDS) Live Band Friday night swing dances, Merrickville's Jazz Fest, Almonte's RiverEdge Festival, and Spencerville's 'A Country Christmas Remembered' festival. Click here if you are interested in booking SRO for your event. Click here for the band bio.





Putting the Almonte Tea Dances and SRO on the Map

Check out the published web article on the Almonte big band tea dances on Linda Mondoux's website MyNewWaterfrontHome.com. Her website profiles Ontario's waterfront communities, of which there are more than four hundred. One of the approximately one hundred profiles she's written to date is on Almonte. Linda recently came across our website and decided to write a follow-up feature article on the tea dances. We really like it.