Your Internet Source For Dance Information 
For Chicagoland and the Midwest

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We do not endorse the listed events as being safe from the possibility of Infection while attending.
Please be certain to follow CDC and local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing if attending any of these events.

Bob & Penny Urbon

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

Bob & Penny Urbon


ballroomchicago.com
P.O. Box 721
Highland Park, Il 60035
Phone:
  (847) 757 2227   Fax: (847) 748 8164

 


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Dear Friends, Students & Subscribers,

We have, after much consideration, and with  great regret, decided to retire from teaching Ballroom Dancing.

I will be 82 on March 29. It seems to be good time to stop while we are still able to dance and teach, rather
than waiting until we are no longer able.  Beginning in 1962 and till now, It has been a great ride!

We really appreciate being allowed to participate in your dancing lives

While we will no longer be conducting classes, we are not giving up our connection to the Ballroom Dance Community.
I will continue to maintain the Ballroom Chicago web site and will also keep sending out the weekly updates to all our subscribers.

We have missed and will miss seeing all of our students and friends.
Hopefully, we might see you on the dance floor sometime.

Sincerely

Bob & Penny Urbon



For More information call: (847) 757 2227 Email bob@ballroomchicago.com

 







A  Little Fun!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBhu9VxeSZU&feature=youtu.be
Move some furniture, roll up the rug & dance to the music
Courtesy of Randall Martin

Ron Smolen At WillowBrook Ballroom September 11, 2016
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU64J4CyUbI&feature=youtu.be

Move some furniture, roll up the rug & dance to the music
Courtesy of Randall Martin

Virtual Steve Anthony
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfeMFcprcpg


Notice!

A number of studios/organizations are providing Virtual Lessons & Classes
Click Here for a list of greater chicagoland studios

 

 



 

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




October 20 - 23





 

Click here for information on
BallroomChicago
 Monday evening  classes

 

Links Links Links Links

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 information on upcoming dance competitions 

Click Here for other dance related links

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



 

Note:
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 BallroomChicago.com 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.

BallroomChicago.com 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.
BallroomChicago.com does not maintain a passive site waiting for visitors
just to log on and explore the site. BallroomChicago.com sends out a
regular stream of e-mails each week delivered to an ever-growing list of
area dancers.

For the social dancer, BallroomChicago.com 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
BallroomChicago.com.

We wish to thank Michael Fitzmaurice & Dancing USA for the wonderful article



dancevision.com/
Click On Link Above to Visit Dancevision

USA Dance Chicagoland Chapter
www.usadancechicago.org/


Greater Fox Valley Chapter of USA Dance
www.dancefoxvalley.com

Northern Illinois Chapter of USA Dance
www.usadancerockford.org

For more information on Chicagoland Dancing dancing, Check out:

For Country Dancing Information Visit:
Swing 'N' Country Dance Club
www.swingncountry.net

Tango Mango
Tango Calendar Website http://tangomango.org/

Click on Chicago
             

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
www.wdcb.org.

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

Check out this Site!!
www.DennyFarrell.com
Big Band Hall of Fame Inductee,
Denny Farrel


October 6–9, 2022

 

Chicago Marriott Oak Brook Hotel
Chicago, IL
Organizer(s) Peter Minkov & Yulia Kornilova
Mailing Address
1079 Busse Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Telephone (773) 383-0139
Email
peter@chicagoharvestmoon.com
http://www.chicagoharvestmoon.com/

 

 






October 20 - 23
Swing City Chicago
The Ultimate Halloween Dance Party!
https://swingcitychicago.com/






Below are May  comps that were scheduled but please
contact organizers to be certain currently scheduled events have not been canceled
Information provided courtesy of NDCA


September 29–October 2, 2022
Constitution State Dancesport Championships
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
Stamford, CT
Organizer(s) Evgeny Dyachenko and Inna Ivanenko
Mailing Address
116 Pheasant Lane
Newtown, PA 18940
Telephone (215) 882-8860
Email contact@csdancesport.com
http://csdancesport.com/

September 29–October 2, 2022
Summit DanceSport
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
Renton, WA
Organizer(s)
Richard Booth, Jennifer Booth and Dan Messenger
Mailing Address
2671 N Carnoustie Loop
Lecanto, FL 34461
Telephone (720) 234-7712
Email rlboothco@gmail.com
https://www.summitdancesport.com/  

October 6–9, 2022
Chicago Harvest Moon Ball DanceSport Championships
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook Hotel
Chicago, IL
Organizer(s) Peter Minkov & Yulia Kornilova
Mailing Address
1079 Busse Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Telephone (773) 383-0139
Email peter@chicagoharvestmoon.com
http://www.chicagoharvestmoon.com/

October 6–9, 2022
Elite Dancesport
Irvine Marriott
Irvine, CA
Organizer(s) Andre & Natalie Paramonov
Mailing Address
18928 Red Coral Way
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Telephone (561) 400-4724/5
Email info@elitedancesport.com
https://www.elitedancesport.com/

October 8, 2022
Jacksonville Star Ball
Renaissance Resort, World Golf Village
St Augustine, FL
Organizer Sarwat Kaluby
Mailing Address
9920 Old Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Telephone (904) 629-1320
Email jacksonvillestarball@gmail.com
http://www.jacksonvillestarball.com/

October 9, 2022
Naples Star Ball
Naples Hilton
Naples, FL
Organizer Kris Whitney
Mailing Address
5850 W Atlantic Avenue #130
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Telephone (954) 709-8555
Email info@naplesstarball.com
http://www.naplesstarball.com/

October 9, 2022
Phoenix Fall Festival
Gila River Resorts & Casinos Wild Horse Pass
Phoenix, AZ
Organizer Gergana Slavova
Mailing Address
931 E Elliot Road, Ste 101
Tempe, AZ 85284
Telephone (480) 560-7045
Email phoenixfallfestival@gmail.com
http://www.phoenixfallfestival.com/

October 13–16, 2022
Hotlanta The Classic
Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta, GA
Organizer Eddie Ares
Mailing Address
1071 Soaring Drive
Marietta, GA 30062
Telephone (770) 403-6565
Email aresdanceinc@gmail.com
http://hotlantatheclassic.com/

October 13–16, 2022
San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic
Hyatt Regency SFO Airport
Burlingame, CA
Organizer Olga Foraponova
Mailing Address
2931 Bond Street
Everett, WA 98201
Telephone (425) 750-4313
Email autumndancecomp@gmail.com
https://autumndanceclassic.com/

October 15, 2022
Charleston Dance Classic
North Charleston Marriott
Charleston, SC
Organizer James McCaskill
Mailing Address
710 Memorial Park Blvd. Suite 122
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Telephone (615) 785-2062
Email chachachainc@gmail.com
https://charlestondanceclassic.com/

October 15, 2022
Icon Dancesport
The Sanctuary
Columbus, OH
Organizer Tony Meredith
Mailing Address
7227 Edenborough Court
Lancaster, OH 43130
Telephone (917) 696-8931
Email info@icondancesport.com
http://icondancesport.com/

October 15, 2022
Pennsylvania DanceSport Challenge
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
Lancaster, PA
Organizer(s) Carlos & Marielle Pabon
Mailing Address
8610 Washington Blvd, Ste 203
Jessup, MD 20794
Telephone (240) 535-2669
Email padancesportchallenge@gmail.com
http://www.padancesportchallenge.com

October 19–23, 2022
Grand National Championships
National Doral Resort & Spa
Doral, FL
Organizer(s) Peter & Cassandra Schneider
Mailing Address
1705 Banks Rd
Margate, FL 33063
Telephone (954) 601-1775
Email cassandra@dance-america.com
http://www.grandnationalchampionship.com/

October 20–23, 2022
Paragon Open DanceSport Championships
Hilton
Stamford, CT
Organizer(s) Andrei Gavriline & Elena Kryuchkova
Mailing Address
291 West Clay Ave
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
Telephone (908) 553-5881
Email info@paragonopen.com
http://www.paragonopen.com/

October 22, 2022
Excellence Dance Festival
Hotel Preston
Nashville, TN
Organizer Sarwat Kaluby
Mailing Address
9920 Old Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Telephone (904) 629-1320
Email dancepromotionsusa@gmail.com
https://www.excellencedancefestival.com/

October 23, 2022
Tropicana Dance Challenge
Hilton Carillon
St Petersburg, FL
Organizer(s) Bogdan & Gosia Wienc
Mailing Address
7035 Bayou West Place
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Telephone (727) 481-6789
Email bogdanwienc@msn.com
http://www.tropicanadancechallenge.com/

October 26–30, 2022
Hollywood Dancesport Championships
Universal Hilton
Los Angeles, CA
Organizer(s) Michael Chapman and Mary Murphy
Mailing Address
613 Palencia Place
Lakeland, FL 33803
Telephone (863) 413-1655
Email m2dance@outlook.com
http://www.hollywooddancesport.com/





 





Notice!!
We have moved each week's schedule to separate pages to facilitate faster downloads
Please click on the link of your choice below.

  

Some Chicagoland studios are open for private lessons, Classes & Social Dances with restrictions.
Contact the studio of your choice for more information
Click here for a list of Chicagoland Studios

 

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of (09/05- 09/11) 2022

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of (09/12-  09/18) 2022

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/19 - 09/25) 2022

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/26 - 10/02) 2022

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of (10/03- 10/09) 2022

 

 


North Shore Classes!!
Location For Monday Classes

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


Dear Friends, Students & Subscribers,

We have, after much consideration, and with  great regret, decided to retire from teaching Ballroom Dancing.

I will be 82 on March 29. It seems to be good time to stop while we are still able to dance and teach, rather
than waiting until we are no longer able.  Beginning in 1962 and till now, It has been a great ride!

We really appreciate being allowed to participate in your dancing lives

While we will no longer be conducting classes, we are not giving up our connection to the Ballroom Dance Community.
I will continue to maintain the Ballroom Chicago web site and will also keep sending out the weekly updates to all our subscribers.

We have missed and will miss seeing all of our students and friends.
Hopefully, we might see you on the dance floor sometime.

Sincerely

Bob & Penny Urbon


 For more information call: (847) 757 2227
Or email: bob@BallroomChicago.com

 

 
         

 

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


Notice: Due to the purchase of Dancers' Dateline by Pointer Marketing and a change in policy, we will no longer be able to use the information provided in their monthly  newsletter on our web site, or in our weekly email updates for Northern Illinois & Wisconsin. We will continue to publish information sent to us by studios, schools and dance clubs in the area from sources other than Dancers Dateline.
You can receive monthly updates from Dancers Dateline by contacting them at the address, phone number or email listed below and subscribe to their newsletter.

 
Pointer Marketing
7019 State Road 144 N.
West Bend, WI 53090
Phone: (262) 338 8538 Fax: (262) 338 8584
Email: pointermarketing@sbcglobal.net

If you would like to receive email updates for Wisconsin only, drop us an email at bob@BallroomChicago.com with the words "Subscribe Wisconsin" as the subject.
If we've missed any events you feel should be posted here, please let us know about them.

Notice!!
We have moved each week's schedule to separate pages to facilitate faster downloads
Please click on the desired link below

 

Some Wisconsin studios are open for private lessons, Classes & Social Dances with restrictions.
Contact the studio of your choice for more information
Click Here for a list of Wisconsin Studios

 

 

 

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  09/05 - 09/11, 2022)

Click Here
For Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of (09/12 - 09/18, 2022)

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (09/19 - 09/25, 2022)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (09/26 - 10/02, 2022)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (10/03 - 10/09, 2022)

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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