Willowbrook Ballroom Destroyed By Fire Oct. 28



Our condolences to Jodwalis family for their loss, as well as the
Chicagoland dancing community


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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For information about Penny Urbon's Wonderful
"Math Facts Fixer" Program

Click Here For Our Special New Year's Eve Events Page

Saturday, December 31!

For more details or to reserve your table, call 847-465-2311.
Reservations are limited, so call TODAY! Payment required with reservation.



BallroomChicago. com

Wednesday, December 7

Dress Up & Dance!
Terrace Trade Center
206 Terrace Drive
Mundelein, IL. 60060


December 18
Free Sunday Dance

Due to the loss of Willowbrook Ballroom as a place to dance on Sundays we have had
numerous requests for information on where to dance on Sunday afternoons
In response, we are cancelling our Cha Cha workshop scheduled for November 20 and
as an alternative, we are offering an afternoon dance at Ballroom City on November 20
If it proves to be popular we will strive to conduct these dances more often.

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

Saturday, January 28!

1st Dance Of 2017

We are moving our Ballroom City Dance from the 1st Saturday
of the Month to the 4th Saturday

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 Relocated
New Location For Monday Classes

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

Please be advised that the front doors to the Bernard Weinger JCC
will be under construction Monday, October 31st - Wednesday, November 2nd.
Enter the parking lot and drive around the east side of the building (the right side when you are facing the building).
Park along the back of the building and enter through the back doors, between the pool and the playground

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

Bob & Penny Urbon



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 Monday evening  classes


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*Updated 08/08/16

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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

Click On Link Above to Visit Dancevision
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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

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

 5:00 pm 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

February 23 - 26, 2017



Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA

Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2016
Southeastern States DanceSport Championships
Renaissance Orlando at Sea World - Orlando, FL
Organizer(s) Larry & Dianne Dean
Phone (941) 753-7940 Fax (941) 753-7948
6583 Meandering Way
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Email deansofdance@aol.com

Dec 1 - 4, 2016
Kings Ball
Meadowlands, NJ
Organizer(s) Igor & Polina Pilipenchuk, and Rita Algarra
Phone (443) 838-8187 or (410) 825-5483 Fax (410) 665-4252
1914 Haverhill Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
Email kingsballdancecomp@aol.com

Dec 6 - 11, 2016
Holiday Dance Classic Championships
Las Vegas, NV
Organizer(s) Wendy Johnson, Sam Sodano & Mary Murphy
Phone (740) 969-2431
7227 Edenborough Court
Lancaster, OH 43130
Email compbrenda@aol.com

Dec 29, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017
Yuletide Ball Championships
Sheraton - Tyson's Corner, VA
Organizer(s) Ron Bennett, Irina Sarukhanyan, and Karina Smirnoff
Phone (202) 465-4614 Fax (302) 764-4299
5207 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20015
Email info@yuletideball.com

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North Shore Classes!!
New Location For Monday Classes

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

Monday, November 7, 14, 21 28, & December 5
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Tango $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Tango
$10.00 per person

Monday, December 12 & 19 & 26 January 2 &16
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 January 9

Monday, January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, 20
6:45 - 7:45 pm Basic Salsa/Mambo $10.00 per person
7:45 - 8:45 pm Intermediate Salsa/Mambo 10.00 per 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

 Watch Here For Spring Sessions
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

Fall/Watch Here For Spring Sessions

Questions? call 847 415 4145








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Happy Dancing!  
Bob & Penny Urbon 

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And Wisconsin

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Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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