A great loss to the Dance community!


We regret to inform you that the Willowbrook Ballroom restoration project  has folded.
The "Dance Of Life Foundation" was dissolved on 04/13 /8 and the property is now for sale.

The listed price is $1,750,000.
The seller has accepted an offer, and the property is now pending or under contract.


Monday, December 31

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

 

 


Music By The Steve Anthony Orchestra
MC Bob Urbon
Details Coming Soon!

 


Click Here For Our Annual
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


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

Notice: The services provided by this site are free of charge. There are no fees for listing  studios, venues or events.
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For information about Penny Urbon's Wonderful
"Math Facts Fixer" Program
Get this program for the school your children attend!
Visit
www.mathfactsfixer.com




Watch Here For Information On Bob's
Ballroom City Dances

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







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
www.ballroomchicago.com/northshoreclasses.htm

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
www.ballroomchicago.com







Saturday, November 17, 2018 


 







Click here for information on
BallroomChicago
 Monday evening  classes

 

Links Links Links Links

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 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.
 



 

Note:
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



dancevision.com/
Click On Link Above to Visit Dancevision
Listen to Music and Watch Video Clips on Line
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/

USA Dance Chicagoland Chapter Youth and College Network
http://www.usadancechicago.org/ycn.html

Greater Fox Valley Chapter of USA Dance
www.dancefoxvalley.org/

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
http://www.swingncountry.org

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



Nov 13 - 18, 2018
Ohio Star Ball Championships
Hyatt Regency - Columbus, OH
Organizer: Sam Sodano
Phone: (614) 848-7827 Fax: (614) 847-5808
Mailing Address:
Brenda Burger - Competition Coordinator
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Email:
OhStarBall@aol.com
www.ohiostarball.com

Nov 28 - Dec 02, 2018
South Open DanceSport Championships
Hyatt Regency - Orlando Airport
Organizer: Sid Pocius
Phone: (941) 704-7613
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1674
Sarasota, Florida 34230
Email:
thesouthopen@gmail.com
www.southopenchampionships.com

Nov 30 - Dec 02, 2018
Kings Ball
Hilton Meadowlands, NJ
Organizer(s): Igor & Polina Pilipenchuk, and Rita Algarra
Phone: 410-825-5483 Fax: 410-665-4252
Mailing Address:
1914 Haverhill Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21234
Email:
kingsballdancecomp@aol.com
www.kingsball.net


Dec 01,2018
Winter Solstice DanceSport Challenge
Ft Wayne, IN
Organizer: Ignacio Avila
Phone: (248) 885-0879 Fax: (248) 289-6845
Mailing Address:
PO Box 214897
Auburn Hills, Michigan 48321
Email: theballroomco@hotmail.com
www.wintersolstice.rocks

D
ec 05- Dec 09,2018
Holiday Dance Classic Championships
Luxor Hotel - Las Vegas, NV
Organizer(s): Wendy Johnson, Sam Sodano & Mary Murphy
Phone: (740) 969-2431 Fax: (740) 969-4457
Mailing Address:
7227 Edenborough Court
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Email: compbrenda@aol.com
www.holidaydanceclassic.com

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
www.thecitysdancesportchallenge.com

Dec 29,2018 - 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
www.yuletideball.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.

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 11/12 - 11/18) 2018

  Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 11/19 - 11/25) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 11/26- 12/02) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 12/03 - 12/09) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 12/10 - 12/16 2018


North Shore Classes!!
Location For Monday Classes

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

 

October 8, 15, 22 & 29 November 5
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Rumba
$10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Rumba
$10.00 per person

November 5 Special Event!
On On November 5, 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

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

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
$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

www.newtrier.k12.il.us/newtrierextension

Adlai E. Stevenson High School
PREP Community Education

1 Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

 Watch Here For Spring Sessions



Questions? call 847 415 4145
www.d125.org/prep
 

 
         

 

 

 

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

 

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  11/12 - 11/18, 2018)

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  11/19 - 11/25, 2018)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  11/26 - 12/02, 2018)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  12/03- 12/09, 2018)

Click Here
For Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of 12/10 - 12/16, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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