A Little History!

 



   

             
Your Internet Source For Dance Information 
For Chicagoland and the Midwest

Thanks for yet another Great Year!
Bob & Penny Urbon


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

Notice: The services provided by this site are free of charge. There are no fees for listing  studios, venues or events.
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For information about Penny Urbon's Wonderful
"Math Facts Fixer" Program
Get this program for the school your children attend!
Visit
www.mathfactsfixer.com





Saturday, May 26

Brittni Thorne is filling in for Bob Urbon at this event

Bob expects be back to host the June 23 dance

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
Monday, June 4

On The above dates, 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

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


Bob & Penny Urbon
www.ballroomchicago.com


June 28 - 30 2018

Chicago's Windy City Jitterbug Club announces the 18th Annual Sweet Home Chicago dance party.
The Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Blvd,
Itasca IL
Get your ticket soon, price goes up to
$98.00 on June 3rd

Click Here For Ticket Form‎


 

Sunday, August 20. 2018

 

Info, Registration, Tickets
www.northshoredancesociety.com/showcase

 






Click here for information on
BallroomChicago
 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.
 



 

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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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
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








Jun 14 - 17, 2018


Chicago Crystal Ball

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center - Lombard, IL
Organizer(s) Debbie Avalos Kusumi and Tony Meredith
Phone (520) 820-0900 Fax (520) 219-3855
Mailing
13949 N. Steprock Canyon Place
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
Email chicagocrystalball@gmail.com
www.ChicagoCrystalBall.com


 

Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA



May 24 - 26, 2018
Dancing a la Carte
Sheraton Hotel - Springfield, MA
Organizer(s) David Rosinski, Jean Marc Généreux, France Mousseau, and Emil Ioukhnikov
Phone (413) 538-7991 Fax (413) 538-7991
Mailing
200 Lambert Terrace #28
Chicopee, MA 01020
Email dancingalacarte@aol.com
www.dancingalacarte.com

May 24 - 27, 2018
People's Choice Dancesport Competition
Westin Resort & Spa - Scottsdale, AZ
Organizer Forrest Vance
Phone (602) 751-7218 Fax (480) 473-1678
Mailing
9282 E. Los Gatos Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Email FVANCE1@AOL.COM
www.peopleschoicedancesport.com

May 31 - Jun 2, 2018
Savannah Dance Classic
yatt Regency - Savannah, GA
Organizer(s) Mark Brock, Donna Hamza, Jean-Paul Gronek, and Jan Blakeslee
Phone (248) 561-7711
Mailing
801 Polaris Parkway Apt 417
Columbus, OH 43240
Email markbrock@comcast.net
www.savannahdc.com

Jun 1 - 3, 2018
Sapphire Dancesport
Renaissance Hotel - Austin, TX
Organizer(s) Connie Paley & David Vance
Phone (512) 845-3776
Mailing
551 Peterson Lane
Lakeway, TX 78734
Email sapphiredancesport@gmail.com
www.sapphiredancesport.org

Jun 2, 2018
Three Diamond DanceSport
Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport - Pittsburgh, PA
Organizer(s) Terry & Rozana Sweeney
Phone (412) 418-7462
Mailing
318 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
Email info@threediamonddancesport.com
www.threediamonddancesport.com

Jun 2, 2018
All-Star Dance Challenge
Premier Ballroom - Fremont, CA
Organizer(s) Steve Vasco & Ikaika Dowsett
Phone (808) 753-7182
Mailing
392 Darryl Drive
Campbell, CA 95008
Email allstardancechallenge@gmail.com
www.allstar-dance-challenge.com

Jun 6 - 10, 2018
Great Gatsby Gala Dance
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina- San Diego, CA
Great Gatsby Gala Dance
Organizer(s) Louis Bar & Kasia Kozak
Phone (702) 773-4007
Mailing
325 Lexington Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Email greatgatsbygaladance@gmail.com
www.greatgatsbygaladance.com

Jun 9, 2018
Atlantic DanceSport Challenge
Marriott Baltimore Hunt Valley - Baltimore, MD
Organizer(s) Igor & Polina Pilipenchuk
Phone (410) 825-5483 Fax (410) 665-4252
Mailing
1914 Haverhill Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
Email atlanticdancesportchallenge@gmail.com
www.atlanticdancesport.co m

Jun 14 - 17, 2018
Colorado Star Ball Championships
The Westin Westminster Promenade - Westminster, CO
Organizer(s) Richard & Jennifer Booth
Phone (720) 234-7712 Fax (303) 586-7640
Mailing
11628 Quivas Circle
Westminster, CO 80234
Email rlboothco@gmail.com
www.coloradostarball.com

Jun 14 - 17, 2018
Yankee Classic & New England Dancesport Championships
Cambridge Marriott - Cambridge, MA
Organizer(s) John & Cathi Nyemchek
Phone (845) 268-6368 Fax (845) 267-2623
Mailing
PO Box 966
Pearl River, NY 10965
Email TheYankeeClassic@aol.com
www.theyankeeclassic.com

Jun 14 - 17, 2018
Chicago Crystal Ball

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center - Lombard, IL
Organizer(s) Debbie Avalos Kusumi and Tony Meredith
Phone (520) 820-0900 Fax (520) 219-3855
Mailing
13949 N. Steprock Canyon Place
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
Email chicagocrystalball@gmail.com
www.ChicagoCrystalBall.com

Jun 18 - 24, 2018
Millennium Dancesport Championships
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, LA
Organizer(s) Millennium Dancesport Events, Inc. (Michael Chapman)
Phone (863) 413-1655 Fax (863) 688-3012
Mailing
613 Palencia Place
Lakeland, FL 33803
Email emmaoswald@aol.com
www.m2dance.com

Jun 21 - 24, 2018
Northcoast DanceSport Classic
Embassy Suites - Cleveland Rockside
Organizer(s) Carlos & Marielle Pabon
Phone (443) 618-8388/(240) 535-2669 Fax (301) 476-0160
Mailing
8610 Washington Blvd
Suite 203
Jessup, MD 2079
Email info@dancenorthcoast.com
www.dancenorthcoast.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 05/21 - 05/27) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 05/28 - 06/03) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 06/04 - 06/10) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 06/11 - 06/17) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 06/18 - 06/24) 2018

 

 

 

 

 

  

North Shore Classes!!
Location For Monday Classes

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

Monday, April 30, May 7, 14, 21 & June 4
6:30 - 7:30 pm Nite Club 2-Step $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Hustle $10.00 per person
No Classes On May 28, Memorial Day!

June 4, Special Event!
On June 4, 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

Monday, June 11, 18 & 25, July 2 & 9
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Tango $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Tango $10.00 per person

July 9, Special Event!
On July 9, 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

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

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

Spring Session



Shall We Dance: Level 2
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
If you have taken Shall We Dance in the past or have experience with ballroom dance, here is your
chance to review the basics of several dances and add new material to your dancing
Class will be customized to meet the needs of the students. Come join the fun. For couples ages
18 and up. No prerequisite, but bring a partner.
Please wear leather-soled shoes, if possible.
181-752 Tu Apr 24 - June 5 7:15–8:15PM Seniors $/82/$96 per person

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614
Now Accepting Registration At
www.newtrier.k12.il.us/newtrierextension

Adlai E. Stevenson High School
PREP Community Education

1 Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Watch Here For Fall Sessions

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  05/21 - 05/27, 2018)

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  05/28 - 06/03, 2018)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  06/04 - 06/10, 2018)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  06/11- 06/17, 2018)

Click Here
For Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of 06/18 - 06/24, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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