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Your Internet Source For Dance Information 
For Chicagoland and the Midwest

Thanks for yet another Great Year!
Bob & Penny Urbon

To all our Students, Friends & Subscribers
I will be undergoing extensive surgery in on July 11.
Unfortunately, it is not the back surgery I had planned on.
I appreciate all the thoughts & prayers offered by many of you.
Penny & I request no visitors during my hospital stay and recovery.
I look forward to seeing you all on the dance floor soon!

The surgeon informed me to expect a 6 week period
to get back to normal (including teaching)
Our current session on Monday evenings, at the JCC in Northbrook
will continue to it's completion on July 9.
The following session will be modified
This session will be taught by Penny Urbon.
I expect to be back on the dance floor and teaching in late August
Our Ballroom City dances should resume in August as well.
There will also be Fall/Winter sessions at New Trier and Stevenson.
I will set up our email updates to go out automatically during my
hospital stay.

Regards,

Bob Urbon

Thanks to all who attended our dance on July 9 at
Bernard Weinger JCC and for al the good wishes,

Bob & Penny Urbon

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

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Watch Here For Information On Bob's
Ballroom City Dances

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

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

Monday August 13

On August 13, 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


Bob & Penny Urbon
www.ballroomchicago.com





August 17 -19, 2018

chicagolanddancefestival.com

Chicago’s only country and swing dance festival!
Crowne Plaza
5440 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
www.chicagolanddancefestival.com


 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

 

Info/Registration, Tickets
www.northshoredancesociety.com/showcase

 






Click here for information on
BallroomChicago
 Monday evening  classes

 

Links Links Links Links

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









 

Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA




Jul 11 - 15, 2018
Twin Cities Open Ballroom Championships
Hyatt Regency - Minneapolis, MN
Organizer(s) Scott & Amy Anderson
Phone (612) 816-2740
Mailing
17634 Kettering Trail
Lakeville, MN 55044
Email megamarc@frontiernet.net
www.twincitiesopen.com

Jul 12 - 15, 2018
Desert Classic Dancesport Championships
JW Marriott - Palm Desert, CA
Organizer(s)
Igor & Irina Suvorov
Phone (714) 536-0387 Fax (714) 536-8797
Mailing
PO Box 6057
Huntington Beach, CA 92615
Email desertclassicdance@gmail.com
www.DesertClassicDanceSport.com

Jul 14, 2018
Atlanta Ballroom Challenge
Westin Buckhead - Atlanta, GA
Organizer Rachel Champion
Phone (615) 986-8989
Mailing
816 Tintern Abbott Court
Nashville, TN 37211
Email atlantaballroomchallenge@gmail.com
www.atlantaballroomchallenge.com

Jul 19 - 22, 2018
Virginia State Dancesport Championships
Hyatt Reston - Reston, VA
Organizer Rosendo Fumero
Phone (281) 856-9421 Fax (903) 564-2219
Mailing
15821 FM 529 Suite #312
Houston, TX 77095
Email virginiastate@aol.com
www.dancesportchampionships.com

Jul 21, 2018
North Carolina Open
Ballantyne Hotel - Charlotte, NC
Organizer Yusimi Cruz
Phone (704) 892-7000
Mailing
4625 Piedmont Row Drive #517E
Charlotte, NC 28210
Email admin@northcarolinaopen.com
www.northcarolinaopen.com

Jul 21, 2018
Orlando Dance Classic
Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes - Orlando, FL
Organizer(s) Rick & Jennifer Elliott
Phone (407) 489-6580 Fax (407) 878-2544
Mailing
PO Box 521614
Longwood, FL 32752
Email info@orlandodanceclassic.com
www.orlandodanceclassic.com

Jul 26 - 28, 2018
Volunteer State Dance Challenge
Nashville, TN
Organizer David Medeiros
Phone (615) 593-2491
Mailing
816 Tintern Abbott Court
Nashville, TN 37211
Email DuDance@aol.com 
www.volstdancechallenge.com

Jul 27 - 29, 2018
International Grand Ball DanceSport Championships
Marriott Waterfront Hotel - Burlingame, CA
Organizer(s) Rita & Maurice Algarra
Phone (408) 827-8607 or (732) 921-9145 Fax (415) 795-4333
Mailing
10 La Jolla Court
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Email info@internationalgrandball.com
www.internationalgrandball.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 07/09 - 07/15) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 07/16 - 07/22) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 07/23 - 07/29) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 07/30 - 08/05) 2018

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 08/06 - 08/12) 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

North Shore Classes!!
Location For Monday Classes

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

Monday, June 11, 18 & 25, July 2 & 9
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Tango $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Tango $10.00 per person

July 9, Special Event!
On July 9, 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

Monday, July 16, 23 & 30, August 6 & 13
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Foxtrot $10.00 per person
7:30 - 9:00 pm Practice Dance Music for all dances $10.00 per person

August 13, Special Event!
On August 13, 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

To all our Students, Friends & Subscribers
I will be undergoing extensive surgery in Mid July.
Unfortunately, it is not the back surgery I had planned on.
The surgeon informed me to expect a 6 week period
to get back to normal (including teaching)
Our current session on Monday evenings, at the JCC in Northbrook
will continue to it's completion on July 9.
The following session will be modified
This session will be taught by Penny Urbon.
I expect to be back on the dance floor and teaching in late August
Our Ballroom City dances should resume in August as well.
There will also be Fall/Winter sessions at New Trier and Stevenson.
I will set up our email updates to go out automatically during my
hospital stay.

Regards,

Bob Urbon

 For more information call: (847) 757 2227
Or email: bob@BallroomChicago.com

 
Bob & Penny's
New Trier Extension
Adult Continuing Education Classes

Watch Here For Fall Sessions


New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614

www.newtrier.k12.il.us/newtrierextension

Adlai E. Stevenson High School
PREP Community Education

1 Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Watch Here For Fall Sessions

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

 
         

 

 

 

This Site Has Had Millions Of 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 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.

Notice!!
We have moved each week's schedule to separate pages to facilitate faster downloads
Please click on the desired link below

 

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  07/09 - 07/15, 2018)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  07/16- 07/22, 2018)

Click Here
For Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of 07/23 - 07/29, 2018)

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  07/30 - 08/05, 2018)

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  08/06 - 08/12, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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