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For Chicagoland and the Midwest

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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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Dear Friends, Students & Subscribers,

We have, after much consideration, and with  great regret, decided to retire from teaching Ballroom Dancing.

I will be 82 on March 29. It seems to be good time to stop while we are still able to dance and teach, rather
than waiting until we are no longer able.  Beginning in 1962 and till now, It has been a great ride!

We really appreciate being allowed to participate in your dancing lives

While we will no longer be conducting classes, we are not giving up our connection to the Ballroom Dance Community.
I will continue to maintain the Ballroom Chicago web site and will also keep sending out the weekly updates to all our subscribers.

We have missed and will miss seeing all of our students and friends.
Hopefully, we might see you on the dance floor sometime.

Sincerely

Bob & Penny Urbon



For More information call: (847) 757 2227 Email bob@ballroomchicago.com

 







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 Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule

Click Here for More Illinois Dance Locations

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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:

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






Sunday, May 22
Iwona and Erwin Rybczynski Present!
CHI-TOWN DANCESPORT SHOWCASE

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook
1909 Spring Rd
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Chi-Town Showcase is the only showcase event to have a fully
open competition size dance floor!
We are also having a free group class, Professional Dance Show,
Top Teacher Award, Top Studio Award, Top Student Award,
and Participation Awards.
We will provide Video and Photo services.
https://interclubdance.com/chi-town/
847-600-0088


 

Below are May  comps that were scheduled but please
contact organizers to be certain currently scheduled events have not been canceled
Information provided courtesy of NDCA

 

 May 57, 2022
Atlanta Open Dancesport Spectacular
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia
Atlanta, GA
Organizer(s)
Sam Sodano, Debbie Avalos Kusumi and Sarwat Kaluby
Mailing Address
7227 Edenborough Court
Lancaster, OH 43130
Telephone (740) 969-2431
Email atlopen@gmail.com
https://www.atlantaopen.com/

May 67, 2022
Portland Open Dancesport Competition
Venue TBA
Portland, OR
Organizer(s) Stephan and Denise Jourdane Krauel
Mailing Address
3605 Highland Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94062
Telephone (650) 366-0504
Email info@portlandopendancesport.com
http://portlandopendancesport.com/

May 1215, 2022
Crown Jewel of Dancesport
Ritz Carlton Golf Resort
Naples, FL
Organizer(s) Iveta Lukosiute and Gherman Mustuc
Mailing Address
4692 Kensington Circle
Naples, FL 34119
Telephone (929) 429-9655
Email cjdancesport@gmail.com
http://crownjewelofdancesport.com/

May 15, 2022
Dance Stars Festival
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Organizer(s) Iveta Pauryte Faraci and Jurga Skimelas
Mailing Address
5178 Moorpark Avenue #60
San Jose, CA 95129
Telephone (415) 425-6553
Email info@dancestarsfestival.com
https://www.dancestarsfestival.com/

May 1922, 2022
American Star Ball Championships
Resorts Casino Hotel
Atlantic City, NJ
Organizer Amanda Reyzin
Mailing Address
111 Freestone Drive
Irmo, SC 29063
Telephone (215) 805-2213
Email americanstarball@gmail.com
https://www.americanstarball.com/

May 21, 2022
Go Wild Minneapolis Dancesport
Hilton Minneapolis St Paul Airport Mall of America
Minneapolis, MN
Organizer(s) Donna Edelstein and Bill Sparks
Mailing Address
5921 Emerson Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone (612) 910-2690
Email donnawrites@msn.com
http://www.gowilddancesport.com/

May 21, 2022
Las Vegas Lights Dance Challenge
Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Organizer Joanne Shaefer
Mailing Address
6920 S Cimarron Road Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Telephone (415) 299-2963
Email lasvegaslightsdancechallenge@gmail.com
https://www.lasvegaslightsdance.com/

May 2628, 2022
Dancing a la Carte
Sheraton Monarch Place
Springfield, MA
Organizer(s)
David Rosinski, Jean Marc Genereux, and Marcio DeSouza
Mailing Address
200 Lambert Terrace #28
Chicopee, MA 01020
Telephone (413) 538-7991
Email dancingalacarte@aol.com
https://www.dancingalacarte.net/

May 2628, 2022

People's Choice Dancesport Competition
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ
Organizer Forrest Vance
Mailing Address
9282 E Los Gatos Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Telephone (602) 751-7218
Email fvance1@aol.com
https://peopleschoicedancesport.com/

May 28, 2022
Carolina Ballroom Challenge
Omni City Center Hotel
Charlotte, NC
Organizers Bruce Hasson and Phil Noland
Mailing Address
807 Hayden Avenue
Sanford, NC 27330
Telephone (919) 356-5136
Email brucegh58@msn.com
http://carolinaballroomchallenge.com/



 





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North Shore Classes!!
Location For Monday Classes

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


Dear Friends, Students & Subscribers,

We have, after much consideration, and with  great regret, decided to retire from teaching Ballroom Dancing.

I will be 82 on March 29. It seems to be good time to stop while we are still able to dance and teach, rather
than waiting until we are no longer able.  Beginning in 1962 and till now, It has been a great ride!

We really appreciate being allowed to participate in your dancing lives

While we will no longer be conducting classes, we are not giving up our connection to the Ballroom Dance Community.
I will continue to maintain the Ballroom Chicago web site and will also keep sending out the weekly updates to all our subscribers.

We have missed and will miss seeing all of our students and friends.
Hopefully, we might see you on the dance floor sometime.

Sincerely

Bob & Penny Urbon


 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
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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.

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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  (05/02 - 05/08, 2022)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (05/09 - 05/15, 2022)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (05/16 - 05/22, 2022)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  05/23 - 05/29, 2022)

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(Week of (05/30 - 06/05, 2022)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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