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Your Internet Source For Dance Information 
For Chicagoland and the Midwest

Thanks for yet another Great Year!
Bob & Penny Urbon

To all our Students, Friends & Subscribers
I am home!
I appreciate all the thoughts & prayers offered by many of you.

I am back to working on the web site and looking forward to seeing everyone on the dance floor
late August or early September

Regards,

Bob Urbon

Thanks to all who attended our dance on July 9 at
Bernard Weinger JCC and for al the good wishes,

Bob & Penny Urbon

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

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Watch Here For Information On Bob's
Ballroom City Dances

For Information contact
Ballroom City (630) 834-7994 or BallroomChicago.com (847 757 2227
www.BallroomCity.net   -
www.ballroomchicago.com



 
BallroomChicago. com


Notice!


The Moose Lodge in Highland Park where we held dances and classes has been sold.
The Monday classes have been moved the Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook.
We are working on a location to hold dances.





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 bob@ballroomchicago.com
www.ballroomchicago.com/northshoreclasses.htm

Monday October 1

On October 1, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Lesson 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Open dancing 7:00 - 9:00 pm to a selection of great dance music
$10.00 Person


Bob & Penny Urbon
www.ballroomchicago.com






Sunday, September 23

Click Here For Reservation Form


 

Sunday, October 7

 

 

www.autumnelegance.com


 

October 25 - 28 2018


 

The Westin At Yorktown
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
www.swingcitychicago.com


October 26 - 28, 2018

 

www.chicagodancesportchallenge.org






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 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.
 



 

Note:
Popular Dance Magazine
"Dancing USA"
"The Comprehensive magazine about Dancing in the USA"
Has a New Owner (Michael Fitzmaurice), and a New Look
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



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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
www.usadancechicago.org/

USA Dance Chicagoland Chapter Youth and College Network
http://www.usadancechicago.org/ycn.html

Greater Fox Valley Chapter of USA Dance
www.dancefoxvalley.org/

Northern Illinois Chapter of USA Dance
www.usadancerockford.org

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
http://www.danceaholics.com

For Country Dancing Information Visit:
Swing 'N' Country Dance Club
http://www.swingncountry.org

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

Click on Chicago

For more information on Latin dancing, Check out:
www.laboriqua.com
             

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 Farrell









October 11 - 14, 2018

 

 

Chicago Oak Brook Marriott
Organizer(s): Peter Minkov & Yulia Kornilova
Phone: 773-383-0139
Mailing Address: 1079 Busse Hwy
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
www.chicagoharvestmoon.com


 

Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA


Sep 12 - 16, 2018
DBDC - a Legendary Celebration
Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers - Boston, MA
Organizer(s): Chris Johnston, Frank Miranda, and Didio Barrera
Phone: (781) 858-4367 Fax: (781) 207-0266
Mailing Address:
42 8th Street, Unit 3514
Charleston, Massachusetts 02129
Email: chris@supershag.com
www.thedbdc.com


Sep 13 -15, 2018
Galaxy Dance Festival
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ
Organizer(s): John DePalma, Marianne Nicole, Linda Dean, and Sam Sodano
Phone: (203) 253-1654
Mailing Address:
21266 Velino Lane
Estero, Florida 33928
Email: galaxydancefestival@gmail.com
www.galaxydancefestival.com

Sep 16, 2018
Encore DanceSport
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa - Palm Beach, FL
Organizer: Sid Pocius
Phone: (941) 704 7613
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1674
Sarasota, Florida 34230
Email: encoredancesport@gmail.com
www.encoredancesport.com


Sep 20 - 22, 2018
Cleveland Dancesport Challenge
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel - Cleveland, OH
Organizer: Nichy Vegas
Phone: (216) 577-8280 Fax: (866) 593-3755
Mailing Address:
PO Box 22272
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Email: info@clevelanddancesport.com
www.clevelanddancesport.com

Sep 27 - 30, 2018
Motown Showdown DanceSport Challenge
Marriott Rennaisance Hotel - Detroit, MI
Organizer: Blake Kish
Phone: (810) 308-3091 Fax: (248) 289-6845
Mailing Address:
PO Box 214897
Auburn Hills, Michigan 48321
Email: motownshowdown@hotmail.com
www.motownshowdown.net


Sep 28 - 30, 2018
Southwestern Invitational
Sheraton DFW - Dallas, TX
Organizer: David Kloss
Phone: (512) 750-9315 Fax: (512) 727-9541
Mailing Address:
904 Petaluma Dr
Cedar Park, Texas 78613
Email: southwesterninvitational@gmail.com
www.southwesterninvitational.com

Sep 29, 2018
Pacific Grand Ball
Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Organizer(s): Tomas Atkocevicius & Aira Bubnelyte
Phone: (650) 576-9961 Fax: (650) 226-3061
Mailing Address:
19 Winding Way
San Carlos, California 94070
Email: info@pacificgrandball.com
www.pacificgrandball.com


Sep 30, 2018
Tampa Bay Classic
Hilton Downtown - Tampa, FL
Organizer: Tommy DiTommaso
Phone: (727) 480-4420 Fax: (727) 279-4835
Mailing Address:
12107 72nd Way
Largo, Florida 33773
Email: DanceChampions@gmail.com
www.floridaclassicseries.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.

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/17 - 09/23) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/24 - 09/30) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 10/01 - 10/07 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 10/08 - 10/14) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 10/15 - 10/21) 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

North Shore Classes!!
Location For Monday Classes

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

 

Monday, August 20 & 27, September 17 & 24 & October 1
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic East Coast Swing $10.00 per person
7:30 - 9:00 pm Practice Dance Music for all dances and
assistance with material you're not sure of $10.00 per person
No Classes On September 3 & 10

October 1 Special Event!
On On October 1, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Lesson 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Open dancing 7:00 - 9:00 pm to a selection of great dance music
Complimentary Light Refreshments
$10.00 Person

October 8, 15, 22 & 29 November 5
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Rumba
$10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Rumba
$10.00 per person

November 5 Special Event!
On On November 5, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Lesson 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Open dancing 7:00 - 9:00 pm to a selection of great dance music
Complimentary Light Refreshments
$10.00/person

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

To all our Students, Friends & Subscribers
I am home!

I appreciate all the thoughts & prayers offered by many of you.
I look forward to seeing you all on the dance floor soon!
I am back to working on the web site and looking forward to seeing everyone on the dance floor
late August or early September

Regards,

Bob Urbon

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

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

Fall Session


Catch The Beat, Rhythm Dances
Bob Urbon 7 sessions
Join us and enjoy these easy-to-learn
dances. Wow your friends at your next
social event. For couples ages 18 and up.
No prerequisite, but bring a partner. Please
wear leather-soled shoes if possible. Limit
of 14 couples.
Location: NT Northfield
183-750
DAY: Tues.
TIME: 7:00-8:00P
DATES: 9/18-10/30
FEE: $96 /Seniors $82 (per person)

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614

www.newtrier.k12.il.us/newtrierextension

Adlai E. Stevenson High School
PREP Community Education

1 Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Fall Session

Dancing Without the Stars
Bob & Penny Urbon
If you have a wedding or cruise scheduled, or just
want to learn to dance for fun, this is the class for
you! An introduction to several ballroom dances
including: Foxtrot, Swing, Cha Cha, and Hustle
NOTE: Couples only please! Fee is per person.
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Oct 15th - Nov 19th
$45.00/person


Questions? call 847 415 4145
www.d125.org/prep
 

 
         

 

 

 

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

 

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  09/17 - 09/23, 2018)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  09/24- 09/30, 2018)

Click Here
For Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of 10/01 - 10/07, 2018)

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  10/08 - 10/14, 2018)

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  10/15 - 10/21, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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