Your Internet Source For Dance Information 
For Chicagoland and the Midwest

Thanks for yet another Great Year!
Bob & Penny Urbon


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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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 Saturday!!
 January 24 & February 7
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
Cha Cha Lesson On Jan 24
Argentine Tango Lesson On Feb 7
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 February 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




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
847.465.2304
jlofsness@wheelingparkdistrict.com

 


 

Saturday, January 31
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


Bob & Penny Urbon
www.ballroomchicago.com





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BallroomChicago
 Monday evening  classes

 

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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
*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



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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






February 19-22, 2015
Indiana Challenge
DanceSport Competition

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

Phone (219) 322-8381
Mailing
7911 Austin Avenue
Schererville, IN 46375
indchallenge@gmail.com
www.indianachallenge.com

Entry Deadline January 26


 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!
Organizer(s)
Kris & Ezbieta Kasperowicz, Glenn Weiss & Michelle Carpentier-Lazarz
Phone (773) 525-9086 Fax (509) 357-8770
Mailing
3201 N. Long Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
thewindycityopen@yahoo.com
www.thewindycityopen.com

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


Feb 27-March 1, 2015


Waterford Conference Center
933 South Riverside Drive
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

www.swingncountry.net/DCC

 



Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA



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
Mailing
31-74 29 Street #2H
Astoria, NY 11106
Email goldenstardancesport@gmail.com
http://goldenstardancesport.com

Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015
City Lights Ball
San Jose, CA
Organizer(s) Dan Messenger, Anna Mikhed, and Josie Lee
Phone (661) 433-1697
Mailing
27610 N Kevin Place
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Email svendbgs@aol.com
www.citylightsball.com

Jan 31, 2015
Savannah Ballroom Festival
Savannah, GA
Organizer(s) Joe LoCurto & Michael Fowler
Phone (205) 238-9008 Fax (205) 969-4636
Mailing
PO Box 43053
Birmingham, AL 35243
Email magiccitydance@bellsouth.net
http://savannahballroomfestival.com

Jan 31, 2015
Boston DanceSport Cup
Framingham, MA
Organizer Emil Ioukhnikov
Phone (781) 608-0190
Mailing
200 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
Email emil_ioukhnikov@yahoo.com
http://bostondancesportcup.com

Feb 5 - 8, 2015
Maryland Dancesport Championships
BWI Marriott Hotel
Organizer(s) Ilya & Amanda Reyzin
Phone (215) 805-2213 Fax (215) 355-1481
Mailing
357 Roark's Trail
Warminster, PA 18974
Email marylanddancesport@gmail.com
www.marylanddancesport.com

Feb 7, 2015
Denver DanceSport Jam
Denver, CO
Organizer(s) Richard & Jennifer Booth
Phone (720) 234-7712 Fax (303) 586-7640
Mailing
11628 Quivas Circle
Westminster, CO 80234
Email rlboothco@gmail.com
www.dancesportjam.com

Feb 11 - 15, 2015
California Open Dancesport Championships
Hilton Costa Mesa Hotel, Costa Mesa, CA
Organizer Debbie Avalos Kusumi
Phone (520) 219-4555 Fax (520) 219-3855
Mailing
14143 Blazing Canyon Place
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
Email californiaopen@gmail.com
www.californiaopen.com

Feb 12 - 14, 2015
Platinum DanceSport Classic
Miami Hilton Downtown - Miami, FL
Organizer(s) Igor & Polina Pilipenchuk
Phone (443) 838-8187 Fax (410) 665-4252
Mailing
1914 Haverhill Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
Email PlatinumDanceSport@gmail.com
www.platinumdancesport.com

Feb 12 - 15, 2015
New York Dance Festival
Roosevelt Hotel, 45th Street & Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Organizer Edward Simon
Phone (347) 829-NYDF (347-829-6933) Fax (646) 661-3358
Mailing
15 Seaman Avenue 1F
New York, NY 10034
Email info@nydancefestival.com
www.nydancefestival.com

Feb 18 - 21, 2015
Superstars DanceSport Championships
Vinoy Renaissance Resort - St Petersburg, FL
Organizer(s) Michael Chapman, Maria McGill, and Herb Vazquez
Phone (863) 668-9668 Fax (863) 688-3012
Mailing
1044 Paseo Del Rio NE
St Petersburg, FL 33702
Email emmaoswald@aol.com
www.flsuperstars.com

Feb 19 - 22, 2015
Indiana Challenge Dancesport Competition
Radisson Hotel - Merrillville, IN
Organizer(s) Tim & Sue Bourget
Phone (219) 322-8381
Mailing
7911 Austin Avenue
Schererville, IN 46375
Email indchallenge@gmail.com
www.indianachallenge.com

Feb 20 - 22, 2015
Eastern U.S. Dancesport Championships
Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel - Boston, MA
Organizer(s) Mark & Dawna Nocera and Bill Morganti
Phone (877) 883-8732 Fax (781) 932-6235
Mailing
PO Box 587
Woburn, MA 01801
Email dance@easterndancesport.com
www.easterndancesport.com

Feb 28, 2015
Arizona DanceSport Jam
Tucson, AZ
Organizer(s) Richard & Jennifer Booth and Brent Mills
Phone (702) 234-7712 Fax (303) 586-7640
Mailing
11628 Quivas Circle
Westminster, CO 80234
Email rlboothco@gmail.com
www.dancesportjam.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 01/19 - 01/25)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 01/26 - 02/01

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 02/02 - 02/08)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 02/09 - 02/15)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 02/16 - 02/22)

 

 

 

 

  

 

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 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

Monday, February 23, March 2, 9, 16 & 23
7:00 - 8:00 pm  Basic Cha Cha
$10.00 per person
8:00 - 9:00 pm  Intermediate Cha Cha $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

Spring  Sessions!!

Shall We Dance Level 1

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.
7 sessions on Tuesdays (Feb 10-Mar 24) 7:00-8:15 pm
151-750 NT Northfield (seniors $164)/ $192 per couple

Shall We Dance Level 2

If you have taken Shall We Dance in the past or have experience with ballroom
dance, here is your chance to brush up and add more advanced material to your
dancing. We 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. Please bring
a partner. Please wear leather-soled shoes, if possible. Limit of 14 couples.
7 sessions on Tuesdays (Feb 10-Mar 24) 8:15-9:30 pm
151-751 NT Northfield (seniors $164)/ $192 per couple

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 (Apr 7-May 26) 7:00-8:15 pm
No Class On May 12
151-752 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 (Apr 7-May 26) 8:15-9:30 pm
No Class On May 12
151-753 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 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.

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Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  01/12 - 01/18

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  01/19 - 01/25)

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  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  01/26 - 02/01)

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  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  02/02 - 02/08)

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For Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of 02/09 - 02/15)


  

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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