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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


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

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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, October 4

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
No Workshops July & August
Next Workshop Sunday September 21
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


Friday, October 3
Ballroom City Annual
Black Tie Dinner/Dance

Itasca Country Club
400 East Orchard St,
Itasca, IL
Reception 6:30 pm
Show 7:00 pm
Dinner 7:45 pm
Members Complimentary
Guests $40.00/Person
Cash Bar
Reservations Required by September 23
For Reservations Contact
Ballroom City
207 S. Villa Ave
Villa Park, IL
630 654 7994
www.ballroomcity.com



Dancing At Chevy Chase Country Club


This Wednesday,  September 17

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

Mambo/Salsa Lesson w/Bob Urbon 7:00 - 7:30 pm 

Dancing 7:30 - 10:30 pm
Music By "The Steve Cooper 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

Hope to see you There!! 

An update for the Chicagoland Dance Community.

The Wednesday Evening Dances at the Chevy Chase Country Club
have had very low attendance this season.

If the attendance doesn't pick up, management is considering discontinuing the dances next season.
Once discontinued, it is very possible that the dances will not occur again at this great venue

Also, the traditional New Year's Eve dance is at risk.
It is possible the format, Band/Music well as the MC will change.
We are told a decision is forthcoming regarding this event, but any questions regarding New Years
should be directed to Chevy Chase Management. 847.465.2311

There are only two dances left this season, September 17th and October 29.

If we can show greater attendance at these two dances, we might be able to convince
the management to continue next year. If not, more than likely, they will not continue.
It is possible that ballroom dancing evenings at Chevy Chase will become a thing of the past.

Please help by attending on September 17 and October 29 to show we want the dances to continue.

Bob & Penny Urbon
www.ballroomchicago.com


September 17
Lesson: Mambo/Salsa, Band: Steve Cooper Orchestra

October 29
Lesson: Swing
*Halloween Dance*, Band: Dick Elliott Orchestra

Lessons with Bob & Penny Urbon
Music by the Dick Elliot & Steve Cooper Orchestras
$14.00/Person

Call 847.465.2311 for more information
www.ChevyChaseCountryClub.com





 

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 Monday evening  classes

 

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

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

Click Here For Big Band Dance Weekend Event Information
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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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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





Sunday, October 5, 2014
Autumn Elegance
Ballroom and Latin Dance Show

Country Springs Hotel
Grand Ballroom
Waukesha, WI
www.autumnelegance.com
Click Here To Order Tickets
You can order by phone: 262-378-1178
By mail to: Autumn Elegance
P. O. Box 523
North Prairie, WI 53153
e-mail: una@autumnelegance.com


 

October 9 - 12, 2014

Loews Chicago O'Hare
5300 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018

Organizer(s)
Peter Minkov & Yulia Kornilova

Phone (773) 383-0139 Fax (773) 349-4403
Mailing
7330 W. Myrtle Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631
Email info@chicagoharvestmoon.com
www.chicagoharvestmoon.com


 

Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA


Sep 1 - 6, 2014
United States Dance Championships
Walt Disney World Swan - Orlando, FL
Organizer(s) American Ballroom Company
Phone (310) 544-4636 Fax (310) 544-1736
Mailing
PO Box 4507
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
Email abc@usdsc.com
www.unitedstatesdancechampionships.com

Sep 11 - 13, 2014
Galaxy Dance Festival
Scottsdale, Arizona
Organizer(s)
John DePalma, Marianne Nicole, Linda Dean, and Sam Sodano
Phone (614) 253-1654
Mailing
180 Glenbrook Road #64
Stamford, CT 06902
Email galaxydancesport@gmail.com
www.galaxydancefestival.com

Sep 12 - 14, 2014
BBC&C - A Legendary Celebration
Park Plaza Hotel - Boston, MA
Organizer(s) Chris Johnston & Frank Miranda
Phone (781) 858-4367 Fax (781) 207-0266
Mailing
42 8th Street, Unit 3514
Charleston, MA 02129
Email chris@supershag.com
www.bostonbcc.com

Sep 13, 2014
Kentucky DanceSport Challenge
Louisville, KY
Organizer(s) Prageeth Hettiarachchi & Debora Zaglul
Phone (859) 309-1362 Fax (859) 309-1364
Mailing
241 E Brannon Rd
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Email info@kentuckydancesportchallenge.com
www.kentuckydancesportchallenge.com

Sep 17 - 20, 2014
Cleveland Dancesport Challenge
Cleveland, OH
Organizer Nichy Vegas
Phone (216) 577-8280 Fax (866) 593-3755
Mailing
PO Box 22272
Beachwood, OH 44122
Email info@clevelanddancesport.com
www.clevelanddancesport.com

Sep 20, 2014
Palm Beach Dance Challenge
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Organizer(s) Joe & Ann Morello
Phone (561) 351-7282 Fax (561) 694-2059
Mailing
3339 A Gardens East Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Email info@theplazaballroom.com
http://palmbeachdancechallenge.com

Sep 23 - 26, 2014
Hawaii Star Ball
Waikiki, Honolulu, HI
Organizer David Alvarez
Phone (805) 895-0093
Mailing
115 Via Lee
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Email sbalvarez1@aol.com
www.hawaiistarball.com

Sep 26 - 28, 2014
Southwestern Invitational DanceSport Championships
Dallas, TX
Organizer(s) David & Jennifer Kloss
Phone (512) 657-7679 Fax (512) 551-2213
Mailing
904 Petaluma Dr
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Email southwesterninvitational@gmail.com
www.southwesterninvitational.com

Sep 26 - 28, 2014
Motown Showdown DanceSport Challenge
Adoba Hotel - Dearborn, MI
Organizer Blake Kish
Phone (810) 308-3091
Mailing
33680 Woodward Avenue
Birmingham, MI 48009
Email motownsowdown@hotmail.com
www.motownshowdown.net

Sep 27, 2014
Pacific Grand Ball
Marriott Hotel - San Mateo, CA
Organizer(s) Tomas Atkocevicius and Aira Bubnelyte
Phone (650) 576-9961 Fax (650) 692-6737
Mailing
19 Winding Way
San Carlos, CA 94070 USA
Email info@pacificgrandball.com
www.pacificgrandball.com

Sep 27, 2014
Paragon Open
Hilton Westchester - Rye Brook, NY
Organizer(s) Andrei Gavriline & Elena Kryuchkova
Phone (908) 553-5881 Fax (908) 241-8177
Mailing
291 West Clay Avenue
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
Email info@paragonopen.com
www.paragonopen.com

Sep 28, 2014
Tampa Bay Classic
Tampa, FL
Organizer Tommy & Pam DiTommaso, Dance Champions, Inc.
Phone (727) 480-4420 Fax (727) 531-7733
Mailing
12107 72nd Way
Largo, FL 33773
Email DanceChampions@gmail.com
http://floridaclassicseries.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 09/01 - 09/07)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/08 - 09/14 )

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/15 - 09/21)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/22 - 09/28)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/29 - 10/05)

 

 

  

 

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, August 25, September 1, 8, 15 & 22
7:00 - 8:00 pm  Basic Tango $10.00 per person
8:00 - 9:00 pm  Intermediate Tango $10.00 per person

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 

 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!!

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 (Sep 16-Oct 28) 7:00-8:15 pm
143-750 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 (Sep 16-Oct 28) 8:15-9:30 pm
143-751 NT Northfield (seniors $164)/ $192 per coupl
e

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

 
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  09/01 - 09/07)

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  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  09/08 - 09/14)

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  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  09/15 - 09/21)

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For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  09/22 - 09/28)

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For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  09/29 - 10/05

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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