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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For information about Penny Urbon's "Math Facts Fixer" Program
Visit
www.mathfactsfixer.com







Ballroom Dancing Continues At Chevy Chase
Our Next Dance Is
In April of 2016
Watch here for Schedule



Chevy Chase Country Club Ballroom
1000 N Milwaukee
Wheeling, IL

Doors Open at 6:00 pm
 Lesson at 7:00 pm
Dancing Until 10:30 pm

Dance to the ballroomchicago.com collection of the best recorded Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Hustle Music
$10.00/ Person
Cash Bar
For more info call 847 757 2227 or email bob@ballroomchicago.com
www.ballroomchicago.com

Once a Month Wednesday Dances April Through October

Please help us to preserve this venue by Contacting Chevy Chase and attending.
We Encourage you to call Chevy Chase at
847 465 2311 and ask about dates for
the 2016 Dance Season

http://chevychasecountryclub.com/upcoming-events



Saturday,
February 27
Dance Party!
Ballroom Dance At Ballroom City
Hosted By Bob Urbon (ballroomchicago.com)

Ballroom City
207 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181


February 27,  4 Count Hustle 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


 

Sunday, February 21
American Tango Workshop
With Bob Urbon
Note: This workshop will require pre-registration.
To register, call 847 757 2227 or email bob@ballroomchicago.com

 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



BallroomChicago. com


Notice!


The building that houses this location will be sold In the next month
We do not know when it will be sold or how long we will be able to continue our monthly dances.



North Shore Classes Relocated
New Location For Monday Classes

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  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
*Updated 05/08/15

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



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
             
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 25 - 28 2016

23rd Annual
Indiana Challenge
DanceSport Competition
An NDCA Recognized Competition
Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
800 East 81st Avenue
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
For more information:
Your Hosts: 
Tim & Sue Bourget
7911 Austin Ave.
Schererville, Indiana 46375
Phone: (219) 322-8381
Email: indchallenge@gmail.com
www.indianachallenge.com



February 26 - 28, 2016


Clarion Inn Elmhurst/Waterford Banquets & Conference Center
933 South Riverside Drive
Elmhurst, IL 60126
www.swingncountry.net/DCC/DCC_Flyer.pdf


March 17 - 20, 2016



Windy City Open
Dancesport Competition

Hyatt Regency O'Hare - Rosemont, IL
Organizer(s)
Kris & Ezbieta Kasperowicz, Glenn Weiss & Michelle Carpentier-Lazarz
Phone (773) 525-9086 Fax (509) 357-8770
Mailing
6225 W. Newport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
Professional Show by
Victor Fung and Anastasia
Current Blackpool, International,
World & U.S. Vice Champions
Click here to see video

Email thewindycityopen@yahoo.com
www.thewindycityopen.com


Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA

Feb 4 - 7, 2016
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 6, 2016
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 10 - 14, 2016
California Open Dancesport Championships
Hilton Costa Mesa Hotel, Costa Mesa, CA
Organizer(s) 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 11 - 13, 2016
Platinum DanceSport Classic
Miami Hilton Downtown - Miami, FL
Organizer(s) Igor & Polina Pilipenchuk
Phone (410) 825-5483 / (443) 838-8187 Fax (410) 665-4252
Mailing
1914 Haverhill Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
Email PlatinumDanceSport@gmail.com
www.platinumdancesport.com

Feb 17 - 20, 2016
Superstars DanceSport Championships
St Petersburg, FL
Organizer Michael Chapman
Phone (863) 668-9668 Fax (863) 688-3012
Mailing
613 Palencia Place
Lakeland, FL 33803
Email emmaoswald@aol.com
www.flsuperstars.com

February 19-20, 2016
Texas Challenfge Dancesport
Sheraton Brookhollow in Houston, Texas
Organizer: Anthony Mercurio
Phone 512-750-9315 (call or text) Fax 512-551-2213​
Texas Challenge Comp Coordinators
904 Petaluma Dr.
Cedar Park, TX 78613
txchallenge14@gmail.com
www.texaschallenge.com


February 19 - 21, 20i6

Eastern United States Dncesport Champonships
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Organizers, Mark Nocera, Dawna Nocera and, Bill Morganti
Phone: (877) 883-8732 Fax: (781) 932-6235 or (877) 883-8732
The Eastern United States Dancesport Championships
PO Box 587
Woburn, MA 01801
Email: dance@easterndancesport.com
www.easterndancesport.com

Feb 25 - 28, 2016
New York Dance Festival
Roosevelt Hotel, 45th Street & Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Organizer(s) Eugene Katsevman & Maria Manusova
Phone (347) 829-6933 Fax (646) 661-3358
Mailing
120 Oceana Drive West Apt. 5B
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Email info@nydancefestival.com
www.nydancefestival.com

Feb 25 - 28, 2016
Indiana Challenge Dancesport Competition
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 27, 2016
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
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Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 01/25 - 01/31)

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 02/01 - 02/07) 2016

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 02/08 - 02/14) 2016

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 02/15 - 02/21)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 02/22 - 02/28)

 

 

  

North Shore Classes!!
New Location For Monday Classes
Beginning Nov 9, 2015

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

Notice!
Beginning Monday, November 9 the Monday night classes will move to the new location.
The basic class will be at 6:45 pm and the intermediate class will be at 7:45 pm
Fees will still be $10.00 per class, payable at the desk, as you enter the building
The dance room is just past the front desk and has a large, beautiful hardwood floor
We would need every person who comes for the classes to complete a registration
form with emergency contact information.
After registering the first time you will only need to sign in at each class
I Look forward to seeing you at this new, modern location.
Bob Urbon


Monday January 11, 18 & 25, February 1 & 8

6:45 - 7:45 pm  Basic Foxtrot
$10.00 per person
7:45 - 8:45 pm  Intermediate Foxtrot $10.00 per person 

Monday, February 15, 22, & 29, March 7 & 14
6:45 - 7:45 pm Basic Mambo/Salsa $10.00 per person
7:45 - 8:45 pm Intermediate Mambo/Salsa
$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

Winter/Spring Sessions Beginning Feb 16, 2016
Sign Up for these classes Begins January 4, 2016

Shall We Dance: Level 1
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
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.
Location: New Trier Northfield
161-750 Tuesdays 2/16-4/5 7:00-8:15P Seniors $82/$96 per person

Shall We Dance: Level 2
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
If you have taken Shall We Dance in the past or have more experience with ballroom dance, here is your chance to brush up and add more advanced material to your dancing. You 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. No prerequisite, but bring a partner. Please wear leather-soled shoes, if possible, Limit of 14 couples.
Location: New Trier Northfield
161-751 Tuesdays 2/16-4/5 8:15-9:30P Seniors $82/$96 per person

Night Club Two-Step and Hustle *NEW*
Bob Urbon • 6 sessions
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.
No class 5/10 and 5/17
Location: New Trier Northfield
161-752 Tuesdays 4/19-6/7 7:00-8:15P Seniors $70/82 per person

Introduction to Argentine Tango and Milonga
Bob Urbon • 6 sessions
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.
No class 5/10 and 5/17
Location: New Trier Northfield
161-753 Tuesdays 4/19-6/7 8:15-9:30P Seniors $70/82 per person

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614
Now Accepting Registration At
www.newtrierextension.org

New!! Beginning April, 2016
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Community Education
1 Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Dancing Without The Stars w/Bob Urbon
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 dances including: Foxtrot, Swing Cha Cha, Rumba & Waltz
Note: Couples only please. Fee is per person. 6 sessions $55.00
Code AD15S2016,  7:00 - 8:15 pm, Thursdays 04/07 - 05/19, 
No class on 04/28,  Wood Commons

Hustle & Night Club 2-Step w/Bob Urbon
Learn the basics of these popular, fun and easy to learn dances.
If you ever go clubbing, go to social dances or weddings, these dances will be perfect for these occasions.
Note: Couples only please. Fee is per person. 6 sessions $55.00
Code AD16S2016,  8:15 - 9:30 pm,  Thursdays 04/07 - 05/19, 
No class on 04/28, Wood Commons

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

There are 3 convenient ways to register for PREP programs.
1. Online
Register online by clicking HERE. Registrations can be processed 24/7 using your credit card.
Visa or MasterCard are accepted.
2. Email
Registration form can be scanned and emailed to prep@d125.org.
Credit card information must be supplied for all email registrations.
No cash/check will be accepted.
The registration form must be sent for your registration to be complete.
Emails without the registration form will not be accepted.
3. Walk In
Registration forms can be dropped off in the PREP Office,
located next to the principal’s office in Room 3040 (parking lot B).
Credit card payments are no longer accepted with walk-in registration.
A copy of the Registration form can be downloaded here: New PREP Registration Form.
*A registration confirmation will be sent within 7 business days of receipt of your

 
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  01/18 - 01/24)

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(Week of 01/25 - 01/31

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  01/01 - 02/07, 2016

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For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  02/08 - 02/14)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  02/14 - 02/21)

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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