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

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 Saturday, January 3 & 24
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
Rumba Lesson On Jan 3
Cha Cha Lesson On Jan 24
Dancing 8:00 - 11:00 pm

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


Ballroom City
Argentine Tango Workshops
With Bob Urbon

Next Workshop Sunday January 18
Tango Passion -

A review and rebuild previous  workshops, and then new material 
 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 -

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.

If you have any questions or comments
regarding dancing at Chevy Chase
Please Contact

Joe Lofsness
Operations Manager


November 29
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 & Penny Urbon

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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

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.


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
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

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 19-22, 2015
Indiana Challenge
DanceSport Competition

Radisson Hotel - Merrillville, IN
Organizer(s) Tim & Sue Bourget

Phone (219) 322-8381
7911 Austin Avenue
Schererville, IN 46375

 March 26th thru 28th

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The Windy City Open
is thrilled to invite you to our 10th Anniversary
 The Hyatt Regency O'Hare
More exciting details to come!
Kris & Ezbieta Kasperowicz, Glenn Weiss & Michelle Carpentier-Lazarz
Phone (773) 525-9086 Fax (509) 357-8770
3201 N. Long Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641

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Roman Kutskyy & Anna Kovalova
5 Times Professional Latin Vice Champions of USA
2 Times Asian Pacific Champions


Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA

Dec 10 - 14, 2014
Holiday Dance Classic Championships
Tropicana Hotel - 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 20, 2014
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

 Jan 8 - 10, 2015
Yuletide Ball Championships
Tyson's Corner, VA
Organizer(s) Garry Gekhman and Irina Sarukanyan
Phone (571) 354-6263 Fax (703) 957-2911
3409 Silver Maple Place
Falls Church, VA 22042

Jan 10, 2015
Riverfront DanceSport Festival
Covington, KY
Organizer(s) Bill Sparks and Gert Roslender
Phone (317) 566-0028
14044 Honey Tree Drive
Carmel, IN 46032

Jan 10 - 11, 2015
Snow Ball
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, Mall of America Hotel
Organizer Donna Edelstein
Phone (612) 910-2690
5089 Yuma Lane North
Plymouth, MN 55446 USA

Jan 17, 2015
California Classic Dance Festival
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
Organizer(s) Igor & Irina Suvorov
Phone (714) 536-0387 Fax (714) 536-8797
PO Box 6057
Huntington Beach, CA 92615

Jan 21 - 24, 2015
Nashville Starz Dance Spectacular
Nashville, TN
Organizer David Hamilton
Phone (615) 828-4583 Fax (615) 471-4682
630 Rundle Avenue
Nashville, TN 37210

Jan 24, 2015
Palm Beach Classic
Palm Beach Gardens
Organizer(s) Joe & Ann Morello
Phone (561) 351-7282 Fax (561) 694-2059
3339 A Gardens East Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Jan 24, 2015
Alamo Star Ball
San Antonio, TX
Organizer(s) Esteban Cardenas & Rosendo Fumero
Phone (210) 621-3043
305 Stace
San Antonio, TX 78204

Jan 25, 2015
Majesty DanceSport
Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South
Organizer(s) Rick & Jennifer Elliott
Phone (407) 489-6580 Fax (407) 878-2544
PO Box 521614
Longwood, FL 32752

Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015
Golden Star Dancesport Championships
Westin Hotel - Jersey City, NJ
Organizer(s) Delyan Terziev & Boriana Deltcheva, and Ron & Lee Cote
Phone (646) 321-7587 / (646) 331-7587 Fax (860) 529-9511
31-74 29 Street #2H
Astoria, NY 11106

Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015
City Lights Ball
San Jose, CA
Organizer(s) Dan Messenger, Anna Mikhed, and Josie Lee
Phone (661) 433-1697
27610 N Kevin Place
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Jan 31, 2015
Savannah Ballroom Festival
Savannah, GA
Organizer(s) Joe LoCurto & Michael Fowler
Phone (205) 238-9008 Fax (205) 969-4636
PO Box 43053
Birmingham, AL 35243

Jan 31, 2015
Boston DanceSport Cup
Framingham, MA
Organizer Emil Ioukhnikov
Phone (781) 608-0190
200 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

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(Week of 12/08 - 12/14)

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(Week of 12/15 - 12/21)

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(Week of 12/22 - 12/28

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(Week of 12/29 - 01/04)

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(Week of 01/05 - 01/11)







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, 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 

Monday January 19 & 26. February 2, 9, & 16
7:00 - 8:00 pm Basic Rumba $10.00 per person
8:00 - 9:00 pm Intermediate Rumba  $10.00 per person


 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!!

Swing ní 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

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614








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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.
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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  12/08 - 12/14

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  12/15 - 12/21)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  12/22 - 12/28)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  12/29 - 01/04)






Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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