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 "Math Facts Fixer" Program

Ballroom Dancing Continues At Chevy Chase
Thanks to all who attended on September 30
Our Next Dance Is
In April of 2016
Watch here for Schedule

Chevy Chase Country Club Ballroom
1000 N Milwaukee
Wheeling, IL

Doors Open at 6:00 pm
 Lesson at 7:00 pm
Dancing Until 10:30 pm

Dance to the collection of the best recorded Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Hustle Music
$10.00/ Person
Cash Bar
For more info call 847 757 2227 or email

Once a Month Wednesday Dances Continue Through October

Please help us to preserve this venue by attending.

2016 Dance Dates Coming soon

January 2 & 30
Dance Party!
Ballroom Dance At Ballroom City
Hosted By Bob Urbon (

Ballroom City
207 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

   Lesson  7:30 - 8:00 pm
Dancing 8:00 - 11:00 pm

For Information contact
Ballroom City (630) 834-7994 or (847 757 2227   -


This Sunday, December 20
Cha Cha Workshop
With Bob Urbon
Note: This workshop will require pre-registration.
To register, call 847 757 2227 or email

 2:00 - 4:00 pm  

Ballroom City
207 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

For Information contact
Ballroom City (630) 834-7994 or (847 757 2227 -

Saturday, November 28
This Event Cancelled Due To Lack Of heat in the Building!
BallroomChicago. com

Lodge Hall
1799 Green Bay Rd.
(Across from Sunset Foods)
Highland Park, IL

8:00 - 11:00 pm $10.00/person
Free Mini Lesson 7:15 - 7:45 (with paid admission)

The building that houses this location has been put on the market.
We do not know when it will be sold or how long we will be able to continue our
Monday evening classes and monthly dances.
We are actively seeking a new home and will keep you apprised of any changes.
If you have any suggestions on where to look, please let us know.

Wood Floor, Great Music, Light Refreshments
Free Parking at "Renaissance Place" Next Door
For More information call: (847) 757 2227 Email

Bob & Penny Urbon

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 Monday evening  classes


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Click Here for West Michigan Dance Information  Updated 09/27/09!

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Click Here for Bob & Penny's Class Schedules & Private Lessons

Click Here For Big Band Dance Weekend Event Information
*Updated 05/08/15

Click Here for information on upcoming dance competitions 

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Click Here to Visit our page on Dancing around the country.


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 is the former owner of the renowned studio, Chicago Dance,
and has taught dance for  thirty-seven years. At the start of this year, 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

 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 25 - 28 2016
23rd Annual
Indiana Challenge
DanceSport Competition
An NDCA Recognized Competition
Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
800 East 81st Avenue
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
For more information:
Your Hosts: 
Tim & Sue Bourget
7911 Austin Ave.
Schererville, Indiana 46375
Phone: (219) 322-8381

Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA

Nov 17 - 22, 2015
Ohio Star Ball Championships
Columbus, OH
Organizer Sam Sodano
Phone (614) 848-7827 Fax (614) 847-5808
Brenda Burger - Competition Coordinator
PO Box 14442
Columbus, OH 43214

Nov 27 - 29, 2015
California Star Ball Championships
Radisson Hotel (LAX Airport) - Los Angeles, CA
Organizer(s) John Morton & Gitte Svendsen
Phone (661) 433-1697 Fax (661) 297-7295
27610 N. Kevin Place
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Dec 2 - 6, 2015
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

Dec 4 - 6, 2015
Kings Ball
Meadowlands, NJ
Organizer(s) Igor & Polina Pilipenchuk, and Rita Algarra
Phone (443) 838-8187 or (443) 838-1024
Fax (410) 665-4252
1914 Haverhill Road
Baltimore, MD 21234

Dec 9 - 13, 2015
Holiday Dance Classic Championships
Las Vegas, NV
Organizer(s) Wendy Johnson, Sam Sodano & Mary Murphy
Phone (740) 969-2431 Fax (740) 969-4457
11900 Winter Road
Amanda, OH 43102

Dec 19, 2015
City's DanceSport Challenge
New York, NY
Organizer(s) Jamie Nyemchek & Paul Holmes
Phone (845) 268-6368 Fax (845) 267-2623
970 Tilton Road
Valley Cottage, NY 10989

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(Week of 11/23 - 11/29)

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(Week of 11/30 - 12/06)

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(Week of 12/07 - 12/13)

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(Week of 12/14 - 12/20)




North Shore Classes!!
New Location For Monday Classes
Beginning Nov 9, 2015

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

Beginning Monday, November 9 the Monday night classes will move to the new location.
The basic class will be at 6:45 pm and the intermediate class will be at 7:45 pm
Fees will still be $10.00 per class, payable at the desk, as you enter the building
The dance room is just past the front desk and has a large, beautiful hardwood floor
We would need every person who comes for the classes to complete a registration
form with emergency contact information.
After registering the first time you will only need to sign in at each class
I Look forward to seeing you at this new, modern location.
Bob Urbon

Monday November 9, 16, 23 & 30
Note Time Change
6:45 - 7:45 pm  Basic Cha Cha
$10.00 per person
7:45 - 8:45 pm  Intermediate Cha Cha $10.00 per person 

Monday, December 7, 14, 21, 28 & January 4
6:45 - 7:45 pm  Nite Club 2-Step
$10.00 per person
7:45 - 8:45 pm  Hustle $10.00 per person
Note: we have a male experienced dancer seeking a partner for this session.
Please call if you have any interest!


For more information call: (847) 757 2227
Or email:

Bob & Penny's
Deerfield/Highland Park High School
Adult Continuing Education Classes

have been discontinued.
You might check out our North Shore classes listed
above or our New Trier classes listed below.

Bob & Penny's
New Trier Extension
Adult Continuing Education Classes

Fall/Winter Sessions Beginning Nov 17

Swing and Hustle
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
Come learn the basics of these popular and fun dances! Join us for this opportunity for dancing, great
exercise and a good time. The class will be customized to meet the needs of the students. For couples
ages 18 and up. No prerequisite, but bring a partner. Please wear leather-soled shoes, if possible. Limit of
14 couples.
Location: NT Northfield
153-752 Tuesdays 11/17–1/12 7:00-8:15P Seniors $82/$96 per person

Introduction to Argentine Tango and Milonga
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
Join us and learn the basics of these two dances that have gained worldwide popularity—the dramatic
Argentine tango and the similar, but faster-paced Milonga. The basics are very simple to learn and fun to
do. For couples ages 18 and up. No prerequisite, but bring a partner. Please wear leather-soled shoes, if
possible. Limit of 14 couples.
Location: NT Northfield

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614











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Bob & Penny Urbon 

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And Wisconsin

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(Week of  11/30 - 12/06)

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Bob & Penny Urbon
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