Your Internet Source For Dance Information 
For Chicagoland and the Midwest

Thanks for yet another Great Year!
Bob & Penny Urbon

Some of our Monday Night Group at
Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook, IL

Bob & Penny Urbon
P.O. Box 721
Highland Park, Il 60035
  (847) 757 2227   Fax: (847) 748 8164

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For information about Penny Urbon's Wonderful
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North Shore Classes
Location For Monday Classes &
Special Monday Evening Dances

Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062
Click here For Map

For More information call: (847) 757 2227 Email


Monday, November 18


On October 1, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30  pm
Open dancing 6:30 - 8:30 pm to a selection of great dance music

Please Check Our web site to be certain events have not been cancelled
due to inclement weather


Bob & Penny Urbon

Chevy Chase Country Club has notified us that they will not be holding the traditional
New Year's Eve Event this year,  they have booked 2 weddings on that evening.
We will post other new year's events in the near future


For Dance Instructors

Interclub Academy Of Dance
7350 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, Il.
Is looking for dance instructors to teach
Group Classes and Private lessons
Both American Style and International
Some experience is good but will train.

Ballroom City
207 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
Welcomes Instructors seeking space for teaching
(630) 834-7994



We attended the Third Annual Extravaganza Dancesport Showcase on Sunday August 25
At a  certain point in the showcase, Aleksander Bonev,  The organizer and host,
presented me (Bob Urbon) with an award for service to the dance community and made a presentation of a beautiful trophy. 
We greatly appreciate the honor.
Bob & Penny Urbon


Click Here For Web Page


October 25 - 27 . 2019

Hyatt Regency O'Hare Rosemont Ballroom


October 24 - 27, 2019


Swing City Chicago


Susan Cole, Josh Torres and Jamie Vargo


Friday, November 9


Saturday, November 16

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Click here for information on
 Monday evening  classes


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Click Here for this week's  Greater Chicagoland Dance Schedule

Click Here for Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule

Click Here for More Illinois Dance Locations

Click Here for West Michigan Dance Information

Click Here to go to School, Studio and Dance Venue Information Pages

Click Here for Bob & Penny's Class Schedules & Private Lessons

Click Here For Big Band Dance Weekend Event Information
*Updated 08/08/16

Click Here for information on upcoming dance competitions 

Click Here for other dance related links

Click Here to Visit our page on Dancing around the country.


Popular Dance Magazine
"Dancing USA"
"The Comprehensive magazine about Dancing in the USA"
The April/May 2000 Issue contained wonderful article about this web site, a copy of which is printed below with the permission of the author:

Reprinted from the article "Our Favorite Websites" 
By Michael Fitzmaurice

Bob Urbon does not meet the standard profile of internet entrepreneur.
Bob is not a twenty-something computer geek with no business experience
and a hacking background.
The proprietor of is the former owner of the renowned
studio, Chicago Dance, and has taught dance for thirty-seven years.
At the start of the year 2000, Bob and his wife, Penny, sold their studio
to world champion dancers Gregory Day and Tommye Giacchino, and began
to focus their efforts on their fledgling website. provides information to dancers who are looking for
what is going on in the local dance world.
The information provided is very detailed and up-to-date.
It includes information about local dance clubs, studios, ballrooms,
and special events. does not maintain a passive site waiting for visitors
just to log on and explore the site. sends out a
regular stream of e-mails each week delivered to an ever-growing list of
area dancers.

For the social dancer, makes finding a place
to dance on any night of the week as simple as counting to the music.
Every city should be so lucky to have an internet service like

We wish to thank Michael Fitzmaurice & Dancing USA for the wonderful article
Click On Link Above to Visit Dancevision
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World's Largest Video Collection, Music, Books, Dance Floor, Mastery Instructional Programs, for Students and Professionals, ProDVIDA Teacher Certification Training Programs and MORE!

USA Dance Chicagoland Chapter

USA Dance Chicagoland Chapter Youth and College Network

Greater Fox Valley Chapter of USA Dance

Northern Illinois Chapter of USA Dance

For more information on Chicagoland Dancing dancing, Check out:

Mike Benzmiller's Dance Page
Chicagoland's Information Source For Country, Hustle,
Jitterbug & West Coast Swing Dancing

For Country Dancing Information Visit:
Swing 'N' Country Dance Club

Tango Mango
Tango Calendar Website

Click on Chicago

For more information on Latin dancing, Check out:

Big Band Music On the Radio!
"Midwest Ballroom," with John Russell
Saturdays, 5 to 7 p.m.

 on WDCB 90.9 FM.
The station can be heard all over Chicagoland
and is also on the internet at

Traveling? Click Here to Visit our new page on Dancing around the country.

Check out this Site!!
Big Band Hall of Fame Inductee,
Denny Farrell



Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDC

October 24–27, 2019
Paragon Open DanceSport Championships
October 24–27, 2019
Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Stamford, CT
Andrei Gavriline & Elena Kryuchkova
Mailing Address
291 West Clay Ave
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
(908) 553-5881

October 24–26, 2019
Grand National Dancesport Championships
National Doral Resort & Spa
Doral, FL
Organizer(s) Peter & Cassandra Schneider
Mailing Address
1705 Banks Rd
Margate, FL 33063
Telephone (954) 601-1775

October 30–November 3, 2019
Hollywood Dancesport Championships
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Universal City, CA
Organizer(s) Michael Chapman, Mary Murphy, and Jonathan Roberts
Mailing Address
8745 The Esplanade #1
Orlando, FL 32836
Telephone (863) 413-1655

October 31–November 3, 2019
Commonwealth Classic
Boston Burlington Marriott
Burlington, MA
Organizer(s) Andrew Phillips & Helle Rusholt Yi
Mailing Address
747 10th Ave Apt 35D
New York, NY 10019
Telephone (212)603-9484

We have moved each week's schedule to separate pages to facilitate faster downloads
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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of (10/21 - 10/27) 2019

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(Week of (10/28 - 11/03) 2019

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of (11/04 - 11/10) 2019

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 11/11- 11/17) 2019

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of (11/18 - 11/24) 2019







North Shore Classes!!
Location For Monday Classes

Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062
Click here For Map

New Session!

October 7, & 28, November 4, 11 & 18
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Waltz
$10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Waltz
$10.00 per person
No Classes On October 14 & 21

November 18 Special Event!
On November 18, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Open dancing 6:30 - 8:30 pm to a selection of great dance music
Complimentary Light Refreshments

New Class On Tuesday evenings!

Have you taken basic classes here or anywhere else?
Join us for our new "Advanced Beginner Class"
Add new material and styling to your dancing
We will work on several dances during the 4 week session

November 4 -  25

7:00 - 8:00pm  $10.00/person or $35.00 for the 4 week session
You will need to register at the front desk at the first class.
After that you only need to sign in as you pay each time unless
you have paid in advance for the entire session
For more information call: (847) 757 2227

We have often have one or more women in the classes without partners
If you are a man wishing to take the classes but do not have a partner,
please call 847 757 2227 for more info

 For more information call: (847) 757 2227
Or email:

Bob & Penny's
New Trier Extension
Adult Continuing Education Classes

Fall Session Begins September 17

Dancing For Special Occasions
6 sessions
This class will focus on partner dances that
will work well for many occasions such as
weddings, cruises or attending ballroom
social dances. Feel comfortable when you
get on the dance floor; it’s easy and fun!
Location: NT Northfield
DAY: Tues.
TIME: 7:00-8:00P
DATES: 9/17-10/29
No Classes on October 8
FEE: $84 /Seniors $76 (per person)

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614





This Site Has Had Millions Of Visitors
Thanks For Stopping By!!    



Happy Dancing!  
Bob & Penny Urbon 

 Dancing This Week  & Next in Northern Illinois
And Wisconsin

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(Week of (10/21 - 10/27, 2019)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (10/28 - 11/03, 2019)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (11/04 - 11/10, 2019)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (11/11 - 11/17, 2019)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (11/18 - 11/24, 2019)












Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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