Willowbrook Ballroom Destroyed By Fire Oct. 28



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

Good News!

A Burr Ridge nonprofit has come forward and started to raise funds to rebuild the historic Willowbrook Ballroom

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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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Tonight! Saturday, June 24 & July 22

June 24 Lesson East Coast Swing, July 22 Lesson Rumba

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

Special Event on Monday, June 26

On June 26, 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
$10.00 Person

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

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
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

June 29 - July 1

Chicago's Windy City Jitterbug Club announces
Sweet Home Chicago
17th Annual Dance Party

Ticket price increases after June 17th
Click Here For Flyer/Reservations Form

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

For More Info, Visit The Site Below

Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA

Jun 20 - 25, 2017
Millennium Dancesport Championships
Hyatt Regency - Orlando, FL
Organizer Millennium Dancesport Events, Inc. (Michael Chapman)
Phone (863) 413-1655 Fax (863) 688-3012
613 Palencia Place
Lakeland, FL 33803
Email emmaoswald@aol.com

Jun 22 - 24, 2017
Northcoast Ballroom Championships
Embassy Suites by Hilton - Independence, OH
Organizer(s) Carlos & Marielle Pabon
Phone (301) 658-3366 Fax (301) 476-0160
8610 Washington Blvd
Suite 203
Jessup, MD 20794
Email info@dancenorthcoast.com

Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2017
Manhattan Dance Championships
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
Organizer(s) Gary & Diana McDonald
Phone (973) 276-1170 Fax (973) 276-1430
216 Passaic Avenue
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Email garymac723@aol.com

Jul 5 - 9, 2017
Twin Cities Open Ballroom Championships
Hyatt Regency - Minneapolis, MN
Organizer(s) Scott & Amy Anderson
Phone (952) 892-3650
17634 Kettering Trail
Lakeville, MN 55044
Email megamarc@frontiernet.net

Jul 6 - 9, 2017
Desert Classic Dancesport Championships
JW Marriott - Palm Desert, CA
Organizer(s) Igor & Irina Suvorov
Phone (714) 536-0387 Fax (714) 536-8797
7836 Beachcomber Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Email desertclassicdance@gmail.com

Jul 9, 2017
Miami DanceSport
Miami, FL
Organizer(s) Herb Vazquez & Steve McGill
Phone (561) 615-8400 Fax (561) 615-8400
12445 Old Country Road
Wellington, FL 33414
Email miamidancesport@yahoo.com

Jul 13 - 16, 2017
Virginia State Dancesport Championships
Hyatt Reston - Reston, VA
Organizer Rosendo Fumero
Phone (281) 856-9421 Fax (903) 564-2219
15821 FM 529 Suite #312
Houston, TX 77095
Email virginiastate@aol.com

Jul 15, 2017
Orlando Dance Classic
Orlando, FL
Organizer(s) Rick & Jennifer Elliott
Phone (407) 489-6580 Fax (407) 878-2544
Orlando, FL
PO Box 521614
Longwood, FL 32752
Email info@orlandodanceclassic.com

Jul 22, 2017
North Carolina Open
Ballantyne Hotel - Charlotte, NC
Organizer Yusimi Cruz
Phone (704) 892-7000
4625 Piedmont Row Drive #517E
Charlotte, NC 28210
Email admin@northcarolinaopen.com

Jul 27 - 29, 2017
Volunteer State Dance Challenge
Loews Hotel - Nashville, TN
Organizer David Medeiros
Phone (615) 593-2491
816 Tintern Abbott Court
Nashville, TN 37211
Email DuDance@aol.com

Jul 28 - 30, 2017
International Grand Ball Championships
Marriott Waterfront Hotel - Burlingame, CA
Organizer(s) Daniele Gozzi & Cecilia Giovacchini
Phone (510) 552-4206
542 Ryan Terrace Court
San Ramon, CA 94583
Email info@internationalgrandball.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 May 22, June 5, 12, 19 & 26
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Cha Cha $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Cha Cha $10.00 per person
No Classes On May 29

June 26 Special Event!
On June 26, 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
$10.00 Person

Monday, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Tango $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Tango $10.00 per person

July 31 Special Event!
On July 31, 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

$10.00 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

Summer Session

Shall We Dance: Level 1
Bob Urbon * 6 sessions
If you can walk, you can dance! It's fun and great exercise.
If you have a wedding, a cruise or a big party coming up, this class is for you.
You will learn the basics of the waltz, fox trot, tango, rumba and swing dancing.
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
172-750 Tuesdays 06/20-08/01 7:00-8:15P Seniors $70/$82 per person
No Class On July 4

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

Watch Here For Fall Sessions

Questions? call 847 415 4145





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Happy Dancing!  
Bob & Penny Urbon 

 Dancing This Week  & Next in Northern Illinois
And Wisconsin

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Bob & Penny Urbon
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