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

 


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Do Your Kids Know Their Math Facts?
For information about Penny Urbon's Wonderful
"Math Facts Fixer" Program
Get this program for the school your children attend!
Visit
www.mathfactsfixer.com







North Shore Classes
Location For Monday Classes &
Special Monday Evening Dances

Notice!


Notice! Monday Classes Canceled Through August
For Now we plan on starting up again on September 13

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
Effective Monday, August 2nd, JCC Chicago will be requiring masks in all public indoor spaces
for everyone ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.
This is in accordance with the CDC updated masking guidance
and the recommendations of the IDPH, Cook County DPH,
City of Chicago DPH and Lake County DPH due to our current
local substantial level of community transmission.

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 vaccinated or not 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




 



 

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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/
Click On Link Above to Visit Dancevision

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



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

September 1–5, 2021
Embassy Ballroom Championships
Hilton Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, CA
Organizer(s)
Brian, Kristi, Gary, and Jason McDonald
Mailing Address
216 Passaic Ave
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Telephone (973) 276-0201
Email info@embassyball.com
www.embassyball.com

September 6–11, 2021
United States Dance Championships
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Organizer(s) American Ballroom Company
Mailing Address
PO Box 4507
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
Telephone (310) 544-4636
Email registration@usdsc.com
www.unitedstatesdancechampionships.com

September 8–11, 2021
USDC National and Open to the World Amateur Champs
Walt Disney World Swan Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Organizer Lee Wakefield
Mailing Address
Email leewakefield74@gmail.com
https://amateur.usdsc.dance

September 16–18, 2021
Cleveland Dancesport Challenge
Venue TBA
Cleveland, OH
Organizer Nichy Vegas
Mailing Address
PO Box 22272
Beachwood, OH 44122
Telephone (216) 577-8280
Email info@clevelanddancesport.com
www.clevelanddancesport.com

September 16–18, 2021
Galaxy Dance Festival
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Phoenix, AZ
Organizer(s)
John DePalma, Marianne Nicole, Linda Dean, and Sam Sodano
Mailing Address
21266 Velino Lane
Estero, FL 33928
Telephone (203) 253-1654
Email galaxydancefestival@gmail.com
www.galaxydancefestival.net

September 17–19, 2021
The Motown Showdown Dancesport Challenge
Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac
Pontiac, MI
Organizer(s)
Ignacio Avila
Mailing Address
3018 Parkside Drive
Flint, MI 48503
Telephone
(810) 308-3091
Email motownshowdown@hotmail.com
www.motownshowdown.rocks

September 19, 2021
Encore DanceSport
Hilton West
Palm Beach, FL
Organizer Sid Pocius
Mailing Address
PO Box 1674
Sarasota, FL 34230
Telephone (941) 704-7613
Email encoredancesport@gmail.com
www.encoredancesport.com

September 24–26, 2021
Southwestern Invitational
Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel
Irving, TX
Organizer(s) David Kloss & Jennifer Kloss
Mailing Address
904 Petaluma Dr
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Telephone (512) 750-9315
Email southwesterninvitational@gmail.com
www.southwesterninvitational.com

September 25, 2021
Pacific Grand Ball
Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Burlingame, CA
Organizer(s) Stephan Krauel & Denise Jourdaine
Mailing Address
3605 Highland Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94062
Telephone (650) 366-0504
Email s10dance@aol.com
www.pacificgrandball.com

September 26, 2021
Tampa Bay Classic
Hilton Downtown
Tampa, FL
Organizer(s) Tommy and Pamela DiTommaso
Mailing Address
3781 Tuckerton Drive
Land O' Lakes, FL 34638
Telephone (727) 480-4420
Email DanceChampions@gmail.com
http://floridaclassicseries.com

September 30–October 3, 2021
Constitution State Dancesport Championships
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
Stamford, CT
Organizer(s) Evgeny Dyachenko and Inna Ivanenko
Mailing Address
116 Pheasant Lane
Newtown, PA 18940
Telephone (215) 882-8860
Email contact@csdancesport.com
http://csdancesport.com

September 30–October 3, 2021
Seattle Star Ball at Lake Washington
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
Renton, WA
Organizer(s)
Richard Booth, Jennifer Booth and Dan Messenger
Mailing Address
2671 N Carnoustie Loop
Lecanto, FL 34461
Telephone (720) 234-7712
Email rlboothco@gmail.com
www.seattlestarball.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.

  

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 (08/23 - 08/29) 2021

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of (08/30 - 09/05) 2021

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/06- 09/12) 2021

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of (09/13 - 09/19) 2021

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of (09/20- 09/26) 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 


North Shore Classes!!
Location For Monday Classes

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


Notice!
Notice! Monday Classes Canceled Through August
For Now we plan on starting up again on September 13



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.

 
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West Bend, WI 53090
Phone: (262) 338 8538 Fax: (262) 338 8584
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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 (08/23 - 08/29, 2021

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (08/30 - 09/05, 2021)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (09/06- 09/12, 2021)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (08/13 - 09/19, 2021

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  09/20 - 08/26, 2021)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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