A Little History!



Your Internet Source For Dance Information 
For Chicagoland and the Midwest

Thanks for yet another Great Year!
Bob & Penny Urbon

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

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Saturday, March 24

Celebrating Bob's Birthday!

& April 28

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

BallroomChicago. com


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
April 23

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

Bob & Penny Urbon


Click here for information on
 Monday evening  classes


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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.


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

April 5 - 8, 2018

Windy City Open

The Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL 60090
Email: WindyCityOpen@gmail.com
Phone: 781-608-0190 / 612-281-4659
Fax: 773-409-5345


April 25 - 29, 2018

The Pfister Hotel
424 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI

Martin Cawston  & Justin Deehr
1323 E. Conway St.
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Tel: 414-807-6321
Email: WSDCMKE@yahoo.com


Swing Dance America

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147




Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA

Mar 21 - 25, 2018
Tri-State Challenge Dancesport Championships
Stamford Hilton - Stamford, CT
Organizer(s) Andrei Gavriline & Elena Kryuchkova
Phone (908) 553-5881 Fax (908) 241-8177
291 West Clay Ave
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
Email info@tristatechallenge.com

Mar 27 - Apr 1, 2018
Southern States Dancesport Championships
Ritz-Carlton - New Orleans, LA
Organizer(s) Larry & Dianne Dean
Phone (941) 753-7940 Fax (941) 753-7948
6583 Meandering Way
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Email deansofdance@aol.com

Mar 25, 2018
Sarasota Challenge
Hyatt Regency - Sarasota Bay, FL
Organizer Sid Pocius
Phone (941) 704-7613
723 Goodrich Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Email sidpocius@gmail.com

Apr 3 - 6, 2018
Michigan Dance Challenge
Henry Hotel - Dearborn, MI
Organizer Mark Brock
Phone (248) 561-7711
801 Polaris Parkway #417
Columbus, OH 43240
Email markbrock@comcast.net

Apr 5 - 8, 2018
Windy City Open Dancesport Competition
The Westin, Chicago North Shore
Organizer Emil Ioukhnikov
Phone (781) 608-0190 Fax (617) 969-1037
200 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
Email windycityopen@gmail.com

Apr 5 - 8, 2018
The Ball at the San Francisco Open Dancesport Championships
Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel - Burlingame, CA
Organizer(s) Stephan and Denise Krauel & Colin James
Phone (650) 366-0504 Fax (650) 472-9266
3605 Highland Avenue
Emerald Hills, CA 94062
Email info@sfopen.com

Apr 7, 2018
Diva DanceSport Challenge
Marriott - West Palm Beach, FL
Organizer Herb Vazquez
Phone (561) 615-8400 Fax (561) 615-8400
12445 Old Country Road
Wellington, FL 33414
Email Dancesportpb@yahoo.com

Apr 10 - 14, 2018
San Diego Ballroom Beach Bash
Hilton Mission Bay - San Diego, CA
Organizer(s) Jonathan Roberts, Michael Mead, and Toni Redpath
Phone (858) 633-7705
8355 Station Village Lane, Unit 4320
San Diego, CA 92108
Email info@ballroombeachbash.com

Apr 12 - 15, 2018
Philadelphia Dancesport Championships
Westin - Philadelphia, PA
Organizer Chuck Danza
Phone (610) 363-3090 Fax (610) 363-3093
430 Walkertown Road
Exton, PA 19341
Email superdanza@gmail.com

Apr 21, 2018
Nashville Ballroom Challenge
Embassy Suites - Franklin, TN
Organizer(s) Eddie Ares, David Elkin and Brian Keating
Phone (770) 430-6565 Fax (404) 254-1073
230 18th Street NW #11409
Atlanta, GA 30363
Email areseddie@gmail.com

Apr 21, 2018
Iowa DanceSport Classic
Marriott Hotel & Convention Center - Cedar Rapids, IA
Organizer(s) Edward Simon & Leslie Peck Vierheilig
Phone (319) 318-2266 / (904) 534-3878
2448 Whaley Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32503
Email iowadancesport@gmail.com

Apr 25 - 29, 2018
Miami Vibe Dancesport Competition
Nobu Eden Roc Hotel - Miami, FL
Organizer Andrew Phillips
Phone (212) 603-9484 Fax (646) 688-3430
747 10th Ave Apt 35D
New York, NY 10019
Email dance@miamiopen.net

Apr 25 - 29, 2018
Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships

Milwaukee, WI
Organizer(s) Martin Cawston & Justin Deehr
Phone (414) 807-6321
1323 East Conway Street
Milwaukee, WI 5320
Email wsdcmke@yahoo.com

Apr 28, 2018
Seacoast Classic
Dover, NH
Organizer Fred Dunn
Phone (603) 502-3267
1465 Woodbury Avenue PMB #466
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Email frederickgdunn@gmail.com

Apr 29, 2018
Florida Spring Classic
DoubleTree Universal - Orlando, FL
Organizer Tommy DiTommaso
Phone (727) 480-4420 Fax (727) 279-4835
12107 72nd Way
Largo, FL 33773
Email DanceChampions@gmail.com

Apr 29, 2018
Dance Stars Festival
Westin - San Jose, CA
Organizer Elena Grinenko-Hillis and Karina Smirnoff
Phone (818) 839-3151
14261 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Email DanceStarsFestival@gmail.com

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 03/19 - 03/25) 2018

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 03/26 - 04/01) 2018

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 04/02 - 04/08) 2018

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 04/09 - 04/15) 2018

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 04/16 - 04/22) 2018







North Shore Classes!!
Location For Monday Classes

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

Monday March 26, April 2, 9, 16 & 23
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Cha Cha $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Cha Cha $10.00 per person
No Classes On March 19

April 23, Special Event!
On April 23, 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, 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

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 Sessions

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 7:158:15PM Seniors $/82/$96 per person

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614
Now Accepting Registration At

Adlai E. Stevenson High School
PREP Community Education

1 Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

2nd Spring Sessions Beginning Thursday, April 19

More Dancing without the Stars!
If you have taken Level 1 and wish to review and add new material, this is the class for you!
We will review several ballroom dances including: Foxtrot, Swing Cha Cha, Rumba & Waltz.
Note: Couples only please.
Both must register Fee is $45 per person, 5 sessions.
Course Code AD20S2018 Thursdays, 4/19 - 5/17, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Swing Into Spring
Rhythm dances like swing and others are great partner dances!
Have fun, exercise & enjoy good tunes as you learn.
Note: Couples only please.  Fee is per $ 45 person both must register. 5 sessions
Course Code AD19S2018 Thursdays, 4/19 - 5/17, 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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.
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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  03/19 - 03/25, 2018)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  03/26 - 04/01, 2018)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  04/02- 04/08, 2018)

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(Week of 04/09 - 04/15, 2018)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  04/16 - 04/22, 2018)




Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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