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For Chicagoland and the Midwest

Thanks for yet another Great Year!
Bob & Penny Urbon

Some of our Monday Night Group at
Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook, IL

Bob & Penny Urbon
P.O. Box 721
Highland Park, Il 60035
  (847) 757 2227   Fax: (847) 748 8164

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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


Monday, March 2, 2020


On March 2, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30  pm
Open dancing 6:30 - 8:30 pm to a selection of great dance music

Please Check Our web site to be certain events have not been cancelled
due to inclement weather

With Gret Sorrow we Regret to inform you. that Dank Kanosak, Owner of
La Classique School & Ballroom
4146 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago , IL
passed away On Tuesday, February 11
He will be missed by many in the dance community
I think Vito Bertucci said it best
"He was just one terrific personality. He was a great Dancer.
He always greeted you with a smile. Sometimes a little shy in behavior,
but never on the dance floor.
Anytime Dank's name would come up, there would always be something pleasant to
describe him . If it were not for Dance, how many of us would ever have crossed
paths with each other? Great friendships were made. Friendships became more precious as they became
more scarce."
May Dank Rest In Peace
Services for Dank Kanosak will be on
Sunday  2/16/20 at 10:30am at the:
Thai Temple
7059 West 75th Street
Chicago, IL 60638

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.

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



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

March 8, 2020


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 Monday evening  classes


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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 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. 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. does not maintain a passive site waiting for visitors
just to log on and explore the site. sends out a
regular stream of e-mails each week delivered to an ever-growing list of
area dancers.

For the social dancer, 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

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

Click on Chicago

For more information on Latin dancing, Check out:

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

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 27 - March 1

Blue Chip Casino and Spa
777 Blue Chip Dr
Michigan City, IN 46360


March 27 - 29, 2020

 Windy City OPen 

The Westin Chicago - North Shore
Wheeling, IL
Organizer Emil Ioukhnikov
Mailing Address
200 Wells Ave
Newton, MA 02459
Telephone (781) 608-0190



Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA

February 6–8, 2020
Platinum Dancesport Classic
Hilton Miami Airport Hotel
Miami, FL
Organizer(s) Igor & Polina Pilipenchuk
Mailing Address
1914 Haverhill Rd
Baltimore, MD 21234
Telephone (410) 825-5483

February 6–8, 2020
Texas Challenge
Hilton North, Greenspoint
Houston, TX
Organizer(s) John & Olga Elsbury
Mailing Address
1504 Sandstone Drivve
Frisco, TX 75034
Telephone (561) 281-5525

February 12–16, 2020
California Open DanceSport Championships
Hilton Orange County
Costa Mesa, CA
Organizer Debbie Avalos Kusumi
Mailing Address
846 E Naranja Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Telephone (520) 820-0900

February 13 –16, 2020
Superstars Dancesport Championships
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Orlando, FL
Organizer(s) Michael Chapman, John DePalma, and Marianne Nicole
Mailing Address
613 Palencia Place
Lakeland, FL 33803
Telephone (863) 413-1655

February 20 – 23, 2020
Eastern United States Dancesport Championships
Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Boston, MA
Organizer Mark Nocera
Mailing Address
1075 Greene Avenue, Apt 1C
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Telephone (781) 640-0530

February 27th - March 1st, 2020
Indiana Challenge
Blue Chip Casino and Spa
777 Blue Chip Drive
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone 888 684-7717
Mailing Address
Indiana Challenge
8967 Kinsridge Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45458

February 27 – March 1, 2020
New York Dance Festival
The Roosevelt Hotel
New York, NY
Organizer(s) Eugene Katsevman & Maria Manusova
Mailing Address
120 Oceana Dr West #5B
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Telephone (347) 829-6933

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(Week of (02/10 - 02/16) 2020

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North Shore Classes!!
Location For Monday Classes

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

New Session!

February 3, 10, 17 & 24, March 2
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic East Coast Swing $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate East Coast Swing $10.00 per person

March 2, Special Event!
On March, 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 6:30 - 8:30 pm to a selection of great dance music
Complimentary Light Refreshments
$10.00 Person

New Class On Tuesday Evenings!

Have you taken basic classes here or anywhere else?
Join us for our new "Advanced Beginner Class"
Add new material and styling to your dancing
We will work on several dances during the 4 week session

New Session March 3. 10. 17. & 24

7:00 - 8:00pm  $10.00/person or $35.00 for the 4 week session
You will need to register at the front desk at the first class.
After that you only need to sign in as you pay each time unless
you have paid in advance for the entire session
For more information call: (847) 757 2227

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 & Penny's
New Trier Extension
Adult Continuing Education Classes

Spring Session

Dancing For Special Occasions
6 sessions
This class will focus on partner dances that
will work well for many occasions such as
weddings, cruises or attending ballroom
social dances. Feel comfortable when you
get on the dance floor; it’s easy and fun!
Location: NT Northfield
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00P
DATES: 4/14-5/19, 2020
FEE: $84 /Seniors $76 (per person)

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614





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Happy Dancing!  
Bob & Penny Urbon 

 Dancing This Week  & Next in Northern Illinois
And Wisconsin

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(Week of  (02/17 - 02/23, 2020)

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(Week of  (01/24 - 03/01, 2020)

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Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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