Your Internet Source For Dance Information 
For Chicagoland and the Midwest

Note:
Although we post events in our emails and on our site, the postings are merely informational.
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

 

To all our students and subscribers

Notice!

Classes Begin again on Monday, June 14, 2021

Monday June 14, 21 & 28, July 5
7:00 - 8:00 pm Intermediate Swing $10.00 per person

Monday, July 26, August 2 & 9, & 16
7:00 - 8:00 pm Intermediate Rumba $10.00 per person

Monday, August 23
Social Dance 6:30 - 8:00pm $10.00 per person

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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

Notice!

Classes Begin again on Monday, June 14, 2021

Monday June 14, 21 & 28, July 12
No Class On July 5
7:00 - 8:00 pm Intermediate Swing $10.00 per person

Monday July 19
Social Dance 6:30 - 8:00pm $10.00 per person

Monday, July 26, August 2 & 9, & 16
7:00 - 8:00 pm Intermediate Rumba $10.00 per person

Monday, August 23
Social Dance 6:30 - 8:00pm $10.00 per person

Pre-Registration Required
You will need to register Online at
https://www.jccchicago.org/event/ballroom-dancing-6-14-21/?type=month

Initially, Classes will be couples only and limited to 10 Couples
Regulations From The JCC
We wanted to update you about how the recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) mask guidance update and
Governor Pritzker’s executive order will affect JCC Chicago buildings and participation in our in-person programs.
Governor Pritzker recently announced, in conjunction with CDC’s mask guidance, that fully vaccinated people may resume
indoor activities without wearing a mask. According to the Governor, if you are not vaccinated, you are required to continue to wear a mask while indoors.
Therefore, by entering JCC Chicago buildings without a face covering, you are verifying truthfully that you have been fully vaccinated.

What It Means To You
Starting on Sunday, May 23, you may enter and move about JCC Chicago buildings without a face covering if you are fully vaccinated.
In compliance with the CDC and state of Illinois, you are still required to wear a mask at all times while in our buildings, if you are not fully vaccinated.
While we are emerging from the most stringent pandemic safety guidelines, we will maintain a number of COVID-19 safety precautions for the foreseeable future
such as promoting social distancing and increased cleaning and sanitation of high traffic areas.

There has been a lot of information and change the past few weeks, so we want to thank everyone in advance for having patience as we navigate and implement all these new policies and guidelines.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Vaccinated: In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:
• 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
• 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
• If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated.
Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.
Unvaccinated: We understand and respect that not everyone can, has, or wants to get the vaccine.
In accordance with state guidelines and until the Governor changes the current mask policy,
individuals who are not vaccinated must continue to wear a mask in any JCC Chicago building.

Continued Safety Precautions: While we have always made safety and cleanliness of our program spaces a top priority,
the pandemic has required greater emphasis in this area. We will continue to maintain those high standards as
we move into Restore Illinois Phase 5 and beyond.

Social Distancing: As we open up more of our facilities and as capacity limits welcome more community members to gather,
we still encourage all members to practice social distancing as best they can. When possible, please maintain at least




 

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

 
 

 







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



 


www.northshoredancesociety.com/showcase


AUGUST 20-22, 2021
Chicagoland Dance Festival
Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare
5440 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
https://chicagolanddancefestival.com



 

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 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/
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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/


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:

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
www.swingncountry.net

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





 

 

Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA




Notice!

 

Below are July & August comps that were scheduled and/or canceled, but please
contact organizers to be certain currently scheduled events have not been canceled as well



July 29–August 1, 2021
DBDC - a Legendary Celebration
Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
Boston, MA
Organizer(s)
Chris Johnston, Frank Miranda, and Didio Barrera
Mailing Address
42 8th Street, Unit 3514
Charleston, MA 02129
Telephone (781) 858-4367
Email info@thedbdc.com
https://www.thedbdc.com

July 29–31, 2021
Volunteer State Dance Challenge
Venue TBA
Nashville, TN
Organizer David Medeiros
Mailing Address
816 Tintern Abbott Ct
Nashville, TN 37211
Telephone 615) 593-2491
Emai dudance@aol.com
www.volstdancechallenge.com 

August 4–8, 2021
Empire Dance Championship
The Westin
Jersey City, NJ
Organizer(s)
Allan Tornsberg, Giampiero Giannico, Vibeke Toft, and Katharina Giannico
Mailing Address
5960 Morning Side Drive
Lake Worth, FL 33463
Telephone (917) 535-2536
Email empiredancechampionship@gmail.com
Website http://empiredancechampionship.com

August 4–8, 2021
Florida State DanceSport Championships
Canceled Fot This Calendar Year
Venue TBA
Sarasota, FL
Organizer Ron Morton
Mailing Address
8967 Kingsridge Drive
Dayton, OH 45458
Telephone (888) 684-7717
Email flstatedance@gmail.com  
www.flstatedance.com

August 7, 2021
San Antonio Classic
Embassy Suite Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX
Organizer(s) Eddie Stutts, Jason & Sveta Daly
Mailing Address
5318 Lacey Oak Meadow
Katy, TX 77494
Telephone (832) 215-4934
Email SanAntonioClassic@gmail.com 
www.sanantonioclassic.com

August 11–14, 2021
Great Gatsby Gala
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
San Diego, CA
Organizer(s) Louis Bar & Kasia Kozak
Mailing Address
7360 Obannon Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Telephone (913) 219-7600
Email greatgatsbygaladance@gmail.com
www.greatgatsbygaladance.com

August 11–14, 2021
Heart of America Championships
Westin Crown Center
Kansas City, MO
Organizer(s) Eric & Michelle Hudson
Mailing Address
5862 Burke Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Telephone (612) 423-6141
Email hoadancesport@gmail.com
www.hoadancesport.com

August 14, 2021
Fantasy Ball DanceSport Competition
Wyndham Oceanfront Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA
Organizer Garry Gekhman
Mailing Address
3409 Silver Maple Place
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone (732) 309-6352
Email fantasyballdancesport@gmail.com
www.fantasyballdancesport.com

August 14, 2021
Greenville Dance Challenge
Hyatt Regency Greenville
Greenville, SC
Organizer(s) Eddie Ares, Clement Joly, and Michael Ulbrich
Mailing Address
1071 Soaring Drive
Atlanta, GA 30062
Telephone (770) 403-6565
Email aresdanceinc@gmail.com
www.greenvilledancechallenge.com

August 19–21, 2021
Boca Ballroom DanceSport Competition
PGA National Resort & Spa
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Organizer(s) Mark Nocera and Helle Rusholt-Yi
Mailing Address
8 Mountain Road
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Telephone (781) 640-0530
Email dance@bocadancesport.com
www.bocadancesport.com

August 19–21, 2021
CBC DanceSport
Hilton Polaris
Columbus, OH
Organizer(s) Bill Sparks and Mark Brock
Mailing Address
801 Polaris Parkway #417
Columbus, OH 43240
Telephone (614) 204-0196
Email dancesparks@aol.com
http://cbcdancesport.com

August 25–29, 2021
Capital Dancesport Championships
Hilton at the Mark Center
Alexandria, VA
Organizer(s) John DePalma & Marianne Nicole
Mailing Address
21266 Velina Lane
Esteria, FL 33928
Telephone (203) 253-1654
Email capdance@gmail.com
www.capitaldancesport.net




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 (07/12- 07/18 2021

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of (07/19 - 07/25) 2021

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of (06/26 - 08/01) 2025

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 08/02- 08/08) 2021

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of (08/09 - 08/15) 2021

 

 

 

 


North Shore Classes!!
Location For Monday Classes

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


Notice!
Classes Begin again on Monday, June 14

Monday June 14, 21 & 28, July 12
7:00 - 8:00 pm Intermediate Swing $10.00 per person
No Class On July 5

Monday July 19
Social Dance 6:30 - 8:00pm $10.00 per person

Monday, July 26, August 2, 9, 16
7:00 - 8:00 pm Intermediate Rumba $10.00 per person

Monday, August 23
Social Dance 6:30 - 8:00pm $10.00 per person

Pre-Registration Required
You will need to register Online at
https://www.jccchicago.org/event/ballroom-dancing-6-14-21/?type=month
If you have trouble registering, Call 844-452-2244

 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  07/12 - 07/18, 2021)

Click Here
For Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of (07/19 - 07/25, 2021

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (07/26 - 08/01, 2021)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (08/02- 08/08, 2021)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (08/09 - 08/15, 2021)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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