Your Internet Source For Dance Information 
For Chicagoland and the Midwest

Thanks for yet another Great Year!
Bob & Penny Urbon



In memoriam of  Mary Taylor Brown (Bob's Mom)
04/15/1919 - 05/03/2014
Click Here For Online Memorial


ballroomchicago.com
P.O. Box 721
Highland Park, Il 60035
Phone:
  (847) 757 2227   Fax: (847) 748 8164

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This Saturday

OCTOBER 25
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)
Wood Floor, Great Music, Light Refreshments
Free Parking at "Renaissance Place" Next Door
For More information call: (847) 757 2227 Email bob@ballroomchicago.com
www.ballroomchicago.com/northshoreclasses.htm


 Saturday, November 1

Ballroom Dance At Ballroom City
Hosted By Bob Urbon (ballroomchicago.com)

Ballroom City
207 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

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

$10.00/person
For Information contact
Ballroom City (630) 834-7994 or BallroomChicago.com (847 757 2227
www.BallroomCity.com   -
www.ballroomchicago.com

 


Ballroom City
Argentine Tango Workshops
With Bob Urbon

Next Workshop Sunday November 15
Tango Passion -

A review and rebuild previous  workshops, and then new material 
 2:00 - 4:00 pm  
$15.00/person 


Ballroom City
207 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

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




Dancing At Chevy Chase Country Club


Wednesday,  October 29
Halloween Dance
Prizes For Best Costume!

1000 N. Milwaukee Ave 
Wheeling, IL 
Doors Open 6:00 pm 

Swing Lesson w/Bob Urbon 7:00 - 7:30 pm 

Dancing 7:30 - 10:30 pm
Music By "The Dick Elliot Orchestra"
Huge, Beautiful Wood Floor 

$14.00/Person Cash Bar Available 

Info: (847) 465 2311 
Huge, Beautiful, Ballroom Floor!
A great place to practice and put your dancing on the floor!

 www.chevychasecountryclub.com

 

An update for the Chicagoland Dance Community!

The Wednesday Evening Dances at the Chevy Chase Country Club
have had very low attendance this season it is more than likely that
they will not continue next year.
The Halloween dance could be the last one at Chevy Chase.

Also, the format for the New Year's Eve has been changed.
Ballroom Chicago (Bob Urbon) will not be involved in the event, nor will either of
the two bands that have been playing at the Wednesday dances.
If you have any questions or comments
regarding New Years at Chevy Chase
Please Contact

Joe Lofsness
Operations Manager
847.465.2304
jlofsness@wheelingparkdistrict.com


Bob & Penny Urbon
www.ballroomchicago.com







 

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BallroomChicago
 Monday evening  classes

 

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Click Here for this week's  Greater Chicagoland Dance Schedule

Click Here for Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule

Click Here for More Illinois Dance Locations

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

Click Here to go to School, Studio and Dance Venue Information Pages

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

Click Here For Big Band Dance Weekend Event Information
*New

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"
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 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.


    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



dancevision.com/
Click On Link Above to Visit Dancevision
Listen to Music and Watch Video Clips on Line
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
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
http://www.swingncountry.org

Tango Mango
Tango Calendar Website http://tangomango.org/

Click on Chicago

For more information on Latin dancing, Check out:
www.laboriqua.com
             
www.chicagosalsa.com

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
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






October 23-26
Swing City Chicago
Chicago’s best swing dance party!
The Westin, Lombard at Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Julie Hein juliehein@juno.com  630.205.6451
Randy Jeffries dancemaxx@comcast.net 765.430.9066
www.swingcitychicago.com


October 31 - November 2, 2014
Chicago DanceSport Challenge

The final deadline for registration is 11:59PM on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

www.usadancechicago.org/r2competition2014.html#competition


 

Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA



Oct 24 - 26, 2014
New Jersey State Open Championships
Bally's Atlantic City NJ
Organizer(s) Susan Ardary, Roxanne Ardary, and Tom Rzepnicki
Phone (856) 255-5311
Mailing
223 Club House Drive
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Email njstateopen@gmail.com
www.njstateopen.com

Oct 25, 2014
Aloha Ball
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Hawaii
Organizer(s) Ron Montez & Tony Meredith
Phone (858) 334-3754
Mailing
444 W Orange Grove Road #605
Tucson, AZ 85704
Email Rondance@comcast.net
www.dancealohaball.com

Oct 26, 2014
Tropicana Dance Challenge
St Petersburg, FL
Organizer Malgorzata Wienc
Phone (727) 481-6789 Fax (727) 549-2224
Mailing
7035 Bayou West Place
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Email bogdanwienc@msn.com
www.tropicanadancechallenge.com

Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2014
Hollywood Dancesport Championships
Universal Hilton - Los Angeles, CA
Organizer(s) Michael Chapman, Mary Murphy & Jonathan Roberts
Phone (863) 668-9668 Fax (863) 688-3012
Mailing
613 Palencia Place
Lakeland, FL 33803
Email emmaoswald@aol.com
www.hollywooddancesport.com

Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014
Grand National Dance Festival & Championships
Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami, FL
Organizer(s) Peter & Cassandra Schneider
Phone (954) 601-1775 Fax (954) 601-1776
Mailing
Peter & Cassandra Schneider
1735 Banks Road
Margate, FL 33063
Email admin@dance-america.com
www.grandnationalchampionship.com

Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014
Imperial Star Ball & 2014 North American Championships
Sheraton hotel at Keystone Crossing - Indianapolis, IN
Organizer David Medeiros
Phone (615) 593-2491 Fax (615) 712-6419
Mailing
816 Tintern Abbott Court
Nashville, TN 37211
Email dudance@aol.com
www.northamericandancesport.com

Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
Commonwealth Classic
Burlington Marriott Hotel - Burlington, MA
Organizer Gail Rundlett
Phone (617) 921-7718 Fax (617) 926-6844
Mailing
160 Arlington Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Email gnrundlett@rcn.com
www.commonwealthclassic.com




Notice!!
We have moved each week's schedule to separate pages to facilitate faster downloads
Please click on the link of your choice below.

 

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 10/13 - 10/19)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 10/20 - 10/26)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 10/27 - 11/02)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 11/03 - 11/09)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 11/10 - 11/16)

 

 

 

  

 

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

Click Here For More North Shore Class & Dance Information 

Monday, September 29, October 6, 13, 20 & 27
7:00 - 8:00 pm  Basic Salsa/Mambo $10.00 per person
8:00 - 9:00 pm  Intermediate Salsa/Mambo $10.00 per person 

Monday, November 3, 10, 17 & 24, December 1
7:00 - 8:00 pm  Basic Foxtrot $10.00 per person
8:00 - 9:00 pm  Intermediate Foxtrot $10.00 per person

Monday, December 15, 22 & 29, January 5 & 12
7:00 - 8:00 pm  Basic Swing $10.00 per person
8:00 - 9:00 pm  Intermediate Swing $10.00 per person 

 

 For more information call: (847) 757 2227
Or email: bob@BallroomChicago.com

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!!

Swing n’ Salsa

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.
7 sessions on Tuesdays (Nov 4-Dec 16) 7:00-8:15 pm
143-752 NT Northfield (seniors $164)/ $192 per couple

Introduction to Argentine Tango and Milonga

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.
7 sessions on Tuesdays (Nov 4-Dec 16) 8:15-9:30 pm
143-753 NT Northfield (seniors $164)/ $192 per couple
 

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614
www.NewTrierExtension.org

 
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Site Has Had Over 8,000,000 Visitors
Thanks For Stopping By!!    

 

             

Happy Dancing!  
Bob & Penny Urbon 

 Dancing This Week  & Next in Northern Illinois
And Wisconsin


Notice: Due to the recent 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 info@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

 

 

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  10/13 - 10/19)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  10/20 - 10/26)

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  10/27 - 11/02)

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  11/03 - 11/09

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  11/10 - 11/16 )

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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