A great loss to the Dance community!

Monday, December 31

Get Ready For Another Fabulous
New Year's Eve
At The Chevy Chase Country Club



To Reserve Now Visit www.chevychasecountryclub.com

Music By The Steve Anthony Orchestra
MC Bob Urbon
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Holiday & New Year's  Events Page


Your Internet Source For Dance Information 
For Chicagoland and the Midwest

Thanks for yet another Great Year!
Bob & Penny Urbon

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

Bob & Penny Urbon

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

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Ballroom City Dances

For Information contact
Ballroom City (630) 834-7994 or BallroomChicago.com (847 757 2227
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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 bob@ballroomchicago.com

This Monday, December 10


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

This Event will be held in the larger room in the Lustbader Fitness Center

$10.00 Person

Bob & Penny Urbon


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 Monday evening  classes


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

Click Here for information on upcoming dance competitions 

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


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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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 http://tangomango.org/

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 NDCA

Dec 15,2018
City's DanceSport Challenge
New York, NY
Organizer(s): Jamie Nyemchek & Paul Holmes
Phone: 845-268-6368 Fax: 845-267-2623
Mailing Address:
970 Tilton Road
Valley Cottage, New York 10989
Email: citysdancesport@aol.com

Dec 29, -  Dec 31,2018
Yuletide Ball
Bethesda Marriott - Rockville, MD
Organizer(s): Ron Bennett, Irina Sarukhanyan, and Karina Smirnoff
Phone: 202-465-4614 Fax: 301-476-0160
Mailing Address:
8610 Washington Blvd
Jessup, Maryland 20749
Email: info@yuletideball.com

Jan 11, - 13,2019
Snow Ball
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, Mall of America Hotel
Organizer: Donna Edelstein
Phone: (612) 910-2690
Mailing Address:
5921 Emerson Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Email: dance@thesnowballcomp.com

Jan 12,2019
Riverfront DanceSport Festival
Hyatt Regency - Cincinnati
Organizer(s): Gert Roslender & Bill Sparks
Phone: 317-496-5254
Mailing Address:
149 Roxbury Lane
Nobelsville, Indiana 46062
Email: gertro@sbcglobal.net

Jan 16, - 20,2019
Nashville Starz DanceSport Spectacular
Nashville, TN
Organizer(s): Andre & Natalie Paramonov
Phone: 561-400-4724
Mailing Address:
18928 Red Coral Way
Boca Raton, Florida 33498
Email: paramonovs@hotmail.com

Jan 19,2019
Boston DanceSport Cup
Sheraton Hotel - Framingham, MA
Organizer(s): Emil Ioukhnikov, Igor Volkov, and Ella Ivanova
Phone: 781-608-0190 Fax: 617-969-1037
Mailing Address:
200 Wells Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02459
Email: info@bostondancesportcup.com

Jan 19,2019
California Classic Dance Festival
Torrance Redondo Beach Marriott
Organizer(s): Igor & Irina Suvorov
Phone: 714-536-0387 Fax: 714-536-8797
Mailing Address:
PO Box 6057
Huntington Beach, California 92615
Email: dance@california-classic.com

Jan 20,2019
Palm Beach Classic
Palm Beach, FL
Organizer: Marianne de Waal
Phone: 941-702-1748
Mailing Address:
7406 Panache Way
Roca Raton, Florida 33433
Email: info@thepalmbeachclassic.com

Jan 24 - 27,2019
City Lights Open
Marriott Downtown Hotel - San Jose, CA
Organizer(s): Paul Holmes, Anna Shahbazyan and Josie Lee
Phone: 818-731-3483 Fax: 636-207-0782
Mailing Address:
115 W California Bl #413
Pasadena, California 91105
Email: citylightsball@gmail.com

Jan 25 - 27,2019
Golden Star Dancesport Championships
Westin Jersey City Hotel - Jersey City, NJ
Organizer(s): Delyan Terziev & Boriana Deltcheva
Phone: 646-321-7587
Mailing Address:
31-74 29 Street #2H
Astoria, New York 11106
Email: goldenstardancesport@gmail.com

Jan 26,2019
Savannah Ballroom Festival
Hyatt Regency - Savannah, GA [approved location is Savannah, GA]
Organizer(s): Eddie Ares & Rex Jones
Phone: 770-403-6565 Fax: 404-254-1073
Mailing Address:
800 Miami Circle #140
Atlanta, Georgia 30324
Email: info@savannahballroomfestival.com

Jan 27,2019
Majesty DanceSport
Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South - Orlando, FL
Organizer(s): Rick & Jennifer Elliott
Phone: (407) 489-6580 Fax: (407) 878-2544
Mailing Address:
PO Box 521614
Longwood, Florida 32752
Email: info@majestydancesport.com

Jan 31 - Feb 03,2019
Maryland Dancesport
Lord Baltimore Hotel - Baltimore, MD
Organizer(s): Ilya & Amanda Reyzin and Igor Litvinov
Phone: (215) 805-2213 Fax: (215) 355-1481
Mailing Address: 3
57 Roark's Trail
Warminster, Pennsylvania 18974
Email: marylanddancesport@gmail.com

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(Week of 12/10 - 12/16 2018

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 12/17 - 12/23) 2018

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 12/24 - 12/31) 2018

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 12/31- 01/06) 2019

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 01/07 - 01/13) 2019

North Shore Classes!!
Location For Monday Classes

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


November 12, 19 & 26, December 3 & 10
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Waltz $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Waltz
$10.00 per person

December 10 Special Event!
On December 10, 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

This event will be held in the larger room in the Lustbader Fitness Center
Bigger Dance Floor!

December 17, January 7, 14, 21 & 28
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Samba & Merengue
$10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Samba
$10.00 per person

January 28 Special Event
On January 28, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Open dancing 6:30 - 9:00 pm to a selection of great dance music
$10.00 Person

This event will be held in the larger room in the Lustbader Fitness Center
Bigger Dance Floor!

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

Watch Here For Spring Sessions

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614


Adlai E. Stevenson High School
PREP Community Education

1 Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

 Watch Here For Spring Sessions

Questions? call 847 415 4145





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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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  12/17 - 12/23, 2018)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  12/24 - 12/31, 2018)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  12/31 - 01/06, 2019)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  01/07- 01/13, 2019)







Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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