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
 

 

Good News!

A Burr Ridge nonprofit has come forward and started to raise funds to rebuild the historic Willowbrook Ballroom

For More Info Visit
https://patch.com/illinois/lemont/burr-ridge-nonprofit-plans-rebuild-willowbrook-ballroom

A Little History!

 



   

             
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, December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve Ball At
Chevy Chase Country Club

Music By The Steve Anthony Orchestra
MC Bob Urbon
Details & Prices To Follow


Saturday, Oct. 28 & Nov 25

October 28, Halloween
Black & Orange Party

Wear Black & Orange
Prize For Best Outfit

Bring a Halloween Treat to Share!



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
Location For Monday Classes

Special Monday Evening Dances
Monday, Nov. 19, Dec.18

On The above dates, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Lesson 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Open dancing 7:00 - 9:00 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 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

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
*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





October 27 - 29, 2017

Click Here For Information



October 26th – 29th, 2017


Lombard Westin at Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL
Registration is Now Open!
www.swingcitychicago.com


November 09 - 12, 2017

North American Imperial Star Ball
Chicago Marriott Schaumburg
50 N Martingale Rd
Schaumburg, IL
Organizer(s) Arunas Bizokas & Katusha Demidova
Phone (773) 977-8276 Fax (973) 521-5983
Mailing
PO Box 3067
West Caldwell, NJ 07004
Email arunaskatusha@aol.com
www.northamericandancesport.com





Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA


Oct 19 - 21, 2017
Hotlanta The Classic
Atlanta, GA
Organizer Eddie Ares
Phone (770) 403-6565 Fax (404) 254-1073
Mailing
230 18th Street NW #11409
Atlanta, GA 30363
Email areseddie@gmail.com
www.hotlantatheclassic.com

Oct 19 - 22, 2017
San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic
Park Central Hotel - San Francisco, CA
Organizer(s) Jonathan Wilkins & Olga Foraponova
Phone (646) 509-6199 / (425) 750-4313
Mailing
904 Petaluma Drive
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Email info@autumndanceclassic.com
www.autumndanceclassic.com

Oct 21, 2017
New Mexico DanceSport Jam
Albuquerque, NM
Organizer(s) Hunter & Maria Johnson and Robert & Cynthia Long
Phone (832) 593-0090 Fax (832) 593-0092
Mailing
9521 Huffmeister Road
Houston, TX 77095
Email hunterjohnson2003@yahoo.com

Oct 21, 2017
Fantasy Ball DanceSport Competition
Virginia Beach, VA
Organizer Garry Gekhman
Phone (571) 354-6263 Fax (703) 957-2911
Mailing
3409 Silver Maple Place
Fall Church, VA 22042
Email info@fantasyballdancesport.com
www.fantasyballdancesport.com

Oct 21, 2017
Nebraska Dance Festival
Century Link Center - Omaha, NE
Organizer(s) Ilya & Amanda Reyzin and Igor Litvinov
Phone (215) 805-2213 Fax (215) 355-1481
Mailing
357 Roark's Trail
Warminster, PA 18974
Email nebraskadancefest@gmail.com
www.nebraskadancefestival.com

Oct 26 - 29, 2017
Paragon Open DanceSport Championships
Hilton - Stamford, CT
Organizer(s) Andrei Gavriline & Elena Kryuchkova
Phone (908) 553-5881 Fax (908) 241-8177
Mailing
291 West Clay Avenue
Roselle Park, NJ 0720
Email info@paragonopen.com
www.paragonopen.com

Oct 26 - 29, 2017
Grand National DanceSport Championships
Ritz Carlton, South Beach, Miami, FL
Organizer(s) Peter & Cassandra Schneider
Phone (954) 601-1775 Fax (954) 601-1776
Mailing
Peter & Cassandra Schneider
1705 Banks Road
Margate, FL 33063
Email admin@dance-america.com
www.grandnationalchampionship.com

Oct 31 - Nov 5, 2017
Hollywood Dancesport Championships
Universal Hilton - Los Angeles, CA
Organizer(s) Michael Chapman, Mary Murphy & Jonathan Roberts
Phone (863) 413-1655 Fax (863) 688-3012
Mailing
613 Palencia Place
Lakeland, FL 33803
Email emmaoswald@aol.com
www.hollywooddancesport.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 10/16 - 10/22) 2017

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 10/23 - 10/29) 2017

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 10/30 - 11/05) 2017

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 11/06 - 11/12) 2017

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 11/13 - 11/19) 2017

 

 

 

 

  

North Shore Classes!!
New Location For Monday Classes

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

October 23 & 30, November 6, 13 & 20
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Waltz $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Waltz $10.00 per person

November 20 Special Event!
On November 20, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Lesson 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Open dancing 7:00 - 9:00 pm to a selection of great dance music
Complimentary Light Refreshments
$10.00 Person


November 26, December 4, 11 & 18
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Salsa/Mambo $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Salsa/Mambo $10.00 per person
4 week session due to the Holidays


December 18 Special Event!
On December, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Lesson 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Open dancing 7:00 - 9:00 pm to a selection of great dance music
Complimentary Light Refreshments
$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

Fall Sessions

Shall We Dance: Level 1
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
If you can walk, you can dance! It’s fun and great exercise.
Also, 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 fox trot, tango, cha cha and swing.
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
173-751173-750 Tuesdays 9/12-10/24 7:15–8:15PM Seniors $66/$77 per person

Hustle and Nightclub Two-Step
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
Come learn the basics of these current dances.
Have fun and enjoy great music.
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
173-751 Tuesdays 9/12-10/24 8:15–9:15PM Seniors $66/$77 per person

Shall We Dance: Level 2
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
If you have taken Shall We Dance in the past or have experience with ballroom dance, here is your
chance to review the basics of several dances and add new material to your dancing
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
173-749 Tuesdays 11/07-12/18 7:15–8:15PM Seniors $66/$77 per person

Swing & Salsa
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
Join us and learn the basics and more of these popular and easy to learn dances.
Wow your friends at your next social event.
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
173-757 Tuesdays 11/07-12/18 8:15–9:15PM Seniors $66/$77 per person

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614
Now Accepting Registration At
www.newtrier.k12.il.us/newtrierextension

Adlai E. Stevenson High School
PREP Community Education

1 Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Fall Sessions

Dancing without the Stars! Ballroom Dance Level I
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, and Hustle
NOTE: Couples only please!
Thursdays 10/05/17 - 11/02/17 , 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
$39.00per person. 5 sessions
Adlai Stevenson High School, 4400 East Commons
There is a min age requirement of 16


Mambo and More!
Learn the basics of these popular dances: Mambo, cha-cha, swing, and rumba.
Dance to great music with fun rhythms.
Note: Couples only please.
Thursdays 10/05/17 - 11/02/17, 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
$39.00per person. 5 sessions
Adlai Stevenson High School, 4400 East Commons
There is a min age requirement of 16


Dancing without the Stars! Ballroom Dance Level II
If you have taken Level 1 and wish to review and add new material, this is the class for you!
We will review several ballroom dances including: Foxtrot, Swing Cha Cha, Rumba & Waltz.
Note: Couples only please.
Thursdays 11/09/17 - 12/14/17 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
$39.00 per person 5 sessions
Adlai Stevenson High School, 4400 East Commons
There is a min age requirement of 16
Note: No Classes On November 23

Swing and Salsa
Learn the basics of these popular dances
Wow your friends the next time you attend an event with music and dancing.
Dance to great music with fun rhythms.
Note: Couples only please.
Thursdays 11/09/17 - 12/14/17, 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
$39.00per person. 5 sessions
Adlai Stevenson High School, 4400 East Commons
There is a min age requirement of 16
Note: No Classes On November 23

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

 
         

 

 

 

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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 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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(Week of 10/16 - 10/22

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For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  10/23 - 10/29)

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For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  10/30 - 11/05)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  11/06 - 11/12)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  101/13 - 11/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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