Willowbrook Ballroom Destroyed By Fire Oct. 28
    

http://wgntv.com/2016/10/28/historic-willowbrook-ballroom-destroyed-by-fire/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/western-springs/news/ct-dbr-willowbrook-ballroom-fire-tl-1103-20161028-story.html

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


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

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Sunday Dances
This Sunday, March 19!
March 26 & April 30


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 scheduling the dances every 2 weeks

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


Saturday, March 25 & April 22

 

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   -
www.ballroomchicago.com



 
BallroomChicago. com


Notice!


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 February 20!

On February 20, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Lesson 7:00 - 7:30 pm
Open dancing 7:30 - 9:30 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
www.ballroomchicago.com/northshoreclasses.htm


Bob & Penny Urbon
www.ballroomchicago.com


 

 





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BallroomChicago
 Monday evening  classes

 

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Click Here For Big Band Dance Weekend Event Information
*Updated 08/08/16

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 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



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
             

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
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



A
pril 26 - 30, 2017

Join Us For Our 30th Anniversary!
The Pfister Hotel
Milwaukee, WI

Dan & Rebecca
Dan Messenger & Rebecca Messenger
Competition Organizers

www.wiscstatedancechamp.com

April 27 - May 1, 2017

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI
www.swingdanceamerica.com




Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA



Mar 15 - 18, 2017
Tri-State Challenge Dancesport Championships
Stamford Hilton - Stamford, CT
Organizer(s) Andrei Gavriline & Elena Kryuchkova
Phone (908) 553-5881 Fax (908) 241-8177
Mailing
291 West Clay Ave
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
Email info@tristatechallenge.com
www.tristatechallenge.com

Mar 18, 2017
Texas LoneStar Ball
Dallas, Texas
Organizer(s) Rosendo Fumero & Ruthie Perkins
Phone (281) 856-9421 Fax (903) 564-2219
Mailing
15821 FM 529 Suite #312
Houston, TX 77095
Email txlonestarball@gmail.com
www.txlonestarball.com

Mar 18, 2017
Baltimore DanceSport Challenge
Linthicum, MD - Westin BWI
Organizer Marielle Pabon
Phone (240) 535-2669 Fax (301) 476-0160
Mailing
8610 Washington Blvd Suite 203
Jessup, MD 20794
Email info@baltimoredancechallenge.com
www.baltimoredancesportchallenge.com

Mar 18, 2017
Royal Ball
Biltmore Hotel - Los Angeles, CA
Organizer(s) Paul Killick & Shirley Ballas
Phone (310) 200-7761 Fax (323) 477-2085
Mailing
Attn: Karen Hermanson
2521 Neptune Place
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Email info@theroyalball.us
www.theroyalball.us

Mar 22 - 25, 2017
Michigan Dance Challenge
Henry Hotel - Dearborn, MI
Organizer Mark Brock
Phone (248) 561-7711 Fax (614) 825-0829
Mailing
801 Polaris Parkway #417
Columbus, OH 43240
Email markbrock@comcast.net
www.michigandancechallenge.com

Mar 23 - 25, 2017
Music City Invitational
Double Tree Hotel - Nashville, TN
Organizer(s) James & Nancy McCaskill
Phone (615) 849-1155
Mailing
710 Memorial Blvd Suite 122
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Email chachachainc@gmail.com
www.musiccityinvitational.com

Mar 26, 2017
Sarasota Challenge
Hyatt Regency - Sarasota Bay, FL
Organizer Sid Pocius
Phone (941) 704-7613
Mailing
723 Goodrich Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Email sidpocius@gmail.com
www.sarasotachallenge.com

Mar 30 - Apr 1, 2017
Indianapolis Open DanceSport Competition
Indianapolis, IN
Organizer(s) Rauno & Kristiina Ilo
Phone (317) 430-5029 Fax (317) 566-0616
Mailing
9878 Summerlakes Dr
Carmel, IN 46032
Email indianapolisopendancesport@comcast.net
www.indianapolisopendancesport.com

Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2017
The Ball at the San Francisco Open Dancesport Championships
Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, San Francisco Airport, CA
Organizer(s) Stephan and Denise Krauel & Colin James
Phone (650) 576-8434 Fax (650) 472-9266
Mailing
3605 Highland Avenue
Emerald Hills, CA 94062
Email info@sfopen.com
www.sfopen.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.

 

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 03/13 - 03/19) 2017

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 03/20 - 03/26) 2017
 

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 03/27 - 04/02) 2017

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 04/03 - 04/09) 2017

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 04/10 - 04/16) 2017

 

 

 

  

North Shore Classes!!
New Location For Monday Classes

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

Monday, February 27, March 6. 13, 20 & 27
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Waltz $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Waltz
$10.00 per person

March 27 Special Event!
On March 27, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Lesson 7:00 - 7:30 pm
Open dancing 7:30 - 9:30 pm to a selection of great dance music
$10.00 Person

Monday April 3, 17 & 24, May 1 & 8
6:45 - 7:45 pm Basic Swing
$10.00 per person
7:45 - 8:45 pm Intermediate Swing
$10.00 per person
No Classes on April 10

May 8 Special Event!
On May 8, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Lesson 7:00 - 7:30 pm
Open dancing 7:30 - 9:30 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

Spring Sessions

Shall We Dance: Level 1
Bob Urbon • 7 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 • No class 3/28
171-750 Tuesdays 3/7-4/25 7:00–8:15P Seniors $82/$96 person

Shall We Dance: Level 2
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
If you have taken Shall We Dance in the past or have more experience with ballroom dance, here is your
chance to brush up and add more advanced material to your dancing. You will review the basics of
several dances and add new material not taught in the Level 1 class. Class will be customized to meet
the needs of the students. Come join the fun. For couples ages 18 and up. No prerequisite, but bring a
partner. Please wear leather-soled shoes, if possible. Limit of 14 couples
171 - 751 Tuesdays 5/2-6/13 7:00–8:15P Seniors $82/$96 person


East Coast Swing *NEW*
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
Join us and learn the basics and more advanced material of this ever popular and easy to learn dance.
Wow your friends at your next social event, cruise, etc. You will be surprised how easy it is to master this
dance. 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
171-754 Tuesdays 5/2-6/13 8:15–9:30P Seniors $82/$96 person

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614
Now Accepting Registration At
www.newtrierextension.org

Adlai E. Stevenson High School
PREP Community Education

1 Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Spring Sessions

Dancing without the Stars! Level 1
If you have a wedding or cruise scheduled,
or just want to learn to dance for fun,
this is the class for you!
An introduction to several ballroom dances including:
Foxtrot, Swing, Cha Cha, Rumba and Waltz
NOTE: Couples only please!
Thursdays 3/02/17 - 4/13/17 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM 6 sessions
No Classes On March 30
Fee is per person. you must register both
$55.00/person


East Coast Swing
Learn the basics of East coast Swing.
Focus on connection, movement and technique
that will have you dancing after the first class.
The moves you learn here will translate
to playful fun on the dance floor.
NOTE: Couples only please.
Thursdays 3/02/17 - 4/13/17 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM 6 sessions
No Classes On March 30
Fee is per person, you must register both. 6 sessions
$55.00/person


Dancing without the Stars! Level 2
If you have taken Level 1 and wish to review and add new material,
We will review several ballroom dances including:
Foxtrot, Swing Cha Cha, Rumba & Waltz.
NOTE: Couples only please!
Thursdays 4/20/17 - 5/25/17 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM 6 sessions
Fee is per person. you must register both
$55.00/person


The Hustle and Night Club Two step
The Nightclub Two Step is a popular style with wedding couples
because of its romantic, slow and relaxed characteristics.
It is also popular with country music fans, as well as a
common dance at West Coast Swing dance event, as is hustle.
NOTE: Couples only please!
18 years and older. Please wear leather-soled shoes
NOTE: Couples only please.
Thursdays 4/20/17 - 5/25/17 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM 6 sessions
Fee is per person, you must register both. 6 sessions
$55.00/person


Questions? call 847 415 4145
www.d125.org/prep
 

 
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Dancing!  
Bob & Penny Urbon 

 Dancing This Week  & Next in Northern Illinois
And Wisconsin


Notice: Due to the 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 bob@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.

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  03/13 - 03/19

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(Week of 03/20 - 02/26

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  03/27 - 04/02)

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For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  04/03 - 04/09) 

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  04/10 - 04/16) 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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