Big Band Tea Dance at Dance Palace

David Briggs

The Albany Big Band Tea Dance returned to the community center last Sunday, carrying on a longtime tradition of raising funds for summer camp scholarships. The 20-piece band played classical and modern swing sets at tea-time, donating their services to the Dance Palace. Dan Mankin, who directs the center, said there are still a few openings in the camp, which will not host a counselor-in-training this year unless a handful of teens sign up soon. For more information, call the center at (415) 663.1075.