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

 

To all our students and subscribers

We understand just how difficult it is to stay in and avoid contact with family & friends.
As dancers, we find it particularly difficult.
While no one has any idea just how long we need to remain isolated, we need to consider the importance of staying healthy

Since it has now been proven that people can be infected and show no symptoms, but can still spread the virus to others simply by coughing, sneezing or simply speaking.

We have been sheltering in place since March but are looking to put some of our lessons on line in the very near future. We will let you know when we do.
So for now, I guess all we can do is wait for a solution from those in the medical field.
We hope to see you sooner rather than later.

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

Notice!

Out of care and caution for our community,
JCC Chicago has decided to cancel Ballroom Dancing
as news regarding Coronavirus continues to develop.
While there has been no immediate concern at this time in our building,
we are acting in the best interest of everyone in our community.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your family soon.

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, April 6, 2020
This Event Cancelled Due To Covid 19

 







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

Courtesy of Randall Martin


Notice!

A number of studios/organizations are providing Virtual Lessons & Classes
Below is a list of those we know of. If you have knowledge of any others, please let us know/

Celebrity Dance Studio
2115 63 rd St
Downers Grove, IL 60516
630 969-2800
www.celebritydancestudio.com

Chicago Dance Factory
415 North Ardmore, Ste D
Villa Park, IL 60181
630-410-1010
www.chicagodancefactory.com

Heart & Sole Dance
1691 New Lenox Road
Joliet, IL
Ballroom Dance Lessons And Fitness For All Ages
708-5-DANCES (708) 532 6237
www.heartsoledance.com/

Virtual Lessons With Aleksandar Bonev & Olga Boneva
www.youtube.com/channel/UCgNcf2Mw7N7yYdBbCkvMjeQ

Nancy Hays Music & Lessons
DanceWithNancy.com

You Might also Want to Check out
www.ballroomdancers.com


 

For Dance Instructors

Interclub Academy Of Dance
7350 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, Il.
Is looking for dance instructors to teach
Group Classes and Private lessons
Both American Style and International
Some experience is good but will train.
847-600-0088
www.interclubdance.com

Ballroom City
207 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
Welcomes Instructors seeking space for teaching
(630) 834-7994
www.BallroomCity.net

 



 

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 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



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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
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!
According to the NDCA website, most August competitions have been
canceled for this year due to the Covid 19 Virus

 

Below are August comps that were scheduled and/or canceled but please
contact organizers to be certain currently scheduled events have not been canceled as well!

September 2- 6, 2020
Embassy Ballroom Championships
Canceled for this Calendar Year

September 7- 12, 2020
United States Ballroom Championships
Canceled for this Calendar Year

September 17- 19, 2020
Galaxy Dance Festival
Canceled for this Calendar Year

September 17- 19, 2020
Ultimate Dancesport Challenge
Canceled for this Calendar Year

September 20, 2020
Encore DanceSport
Hilton
West Palm Beach, FL
Organizer(s)
Sid Pocius
Mailing Address
PO Box 1674
Sarasota, FL 34230
Telephone (941) 799-0800
Email
encoredancesport@gmail.com
www.encoredancesport.co23

September 23- 26, 2020
Hawaii Star Ball
Canceled for this Calendar Year

September 2426, 2020
Cleveland Dancesport Challenge
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
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 25- 27, 2020
Southwestern Invitational
Canceled for this Calendar Year

September 26, 2020
Pacific Grand Ball
Canceled for this Calendar Year

September 27, 2020
Tampa Bay Classic
Hilton Downtown Tampa
Tampa, FL
Organizer(s) Tommy and Pam DiTommaso
Mailing Address
3781 Tuckerton Drive
Land O' Lakes, FL 34638
Telephone (727) 480-4420
Email DanceChampions@gmail.com
www.floridaclassicseries.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


Notice!

Out of care and caution for our community,
JCC Chicago has decided to cancel Ballroom Dancing
as news regarding Coronavirus continues to develop.
While there has been no immediate concern at this time in our building,
we are acting in the best interest of everyone in our community.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your family soon. 
Situation will be reevaluated after the end of March

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

 

 
         

 

 

 

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

 

 

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  (08/24 - 08/30, 2020)

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For Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of (08/31 - 09/06, 2020

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For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (09/07 - 09/13, 2020)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  (09/14 - 09/20, 2020)

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(Week of  (09/21 - 09/27, 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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