Third Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance of 2013-2014 Season January 19th
The third tea dance of the 2013-2014 season will be held on January 19th, 2014, from 1-4 pm (doors open at 12:30). The three remaining tea dances in the 2013-2014 season will be held on January 19th, February 23rd, and March 30th.
NOTE: The Almonte Old Town Hall floor was refinished over the summer of 2012 and has drawn rave reviews from experienced ballroom dancers and swing dancers who have attended this season's tea dances.
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.