Your Internet Source For Dance Information 
For Chicagoland and the Midwest

Thanks for yet another Great Year!
Bob & Penny Urbon
P.O. Box 721
Highland Park, Il 60035
  (847) 757 2227   Fax: (847) 748 8164

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Ballroom Dancing At Chevy Chase
The Last Dance!!
May 18

Chevy Chase Country Club Ballroom
1000 N Milwaukee
Wheeling, IL

Don't Forget!
Last Dance Of the Season!
and Possibly Forever!!
were informed today of new policies at Chevy Chase regarding rates for any future dance events
They also requested that we remove the suggestion to contact them,
as well as remove contact numbers & email addresses for management, which we have done
The cost for a Wednesday evening dance going forward will be:
Rental fee: $1,500.00
Use of the sound system
: $395.00
$100.00 for each bartender.
At the above rates, the total cost for us to host a dance would be
$1,995.00 or More
We have made every effort possible to convince them to continue the dances at the previous discounted rate
We would need to have at least 200 people attend just to break even with the new rates

Given the attendance recently, we are sorry to say, we see no way to continue the dances after May 18
We are very sorry to lose this historical & traditional venue for Ballroom Dancing In the greater Chicagoland area
We would love to see a  record large attendance
May 18 to celebrate the Last Dance at Chevy Chase.

May 18
Mambo/Salsa Lesson

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

Dance to the collection of the best recorded Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Hustle Music

Cash Bar
For more info call 847 757 2227 or email

Please join us for the last dance!

May 7
Dance Party!
Ballroom Dance At Ballroom City
Hosted By Bob Urbon (

Ballroom City
207 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

Foxtrot Lesson 7:30 - 8:00 pm
Dancing 8:00 - 11:00 pm

For Information contact
Ballroom City (630) 834-7994 or (847 757 2227   -

Sunday, May 15
Foxtrot Workshop
With Bob Urbon
Note: This workshop will require pre-registration.
To register, call 847 757 2227 or email

 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Note Time Change  

Ballroom City
207 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

For Information contact
Ballroom City (630) 834-7994 or (847 757 2227 -

BallroomChicago. com


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

There will be no classes on:
July 18, September 19 & December 5, 2016

Bob & Penny Urbon

Click here for information on
 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
*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.


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 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. 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. does not maintain a passive site waiting for visitors just to log on and explore the site. sends out a regular stream of e-mails each week delivered to an ever-growing list of area dancers.

    For the social dancer, 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

We wish to thank Michael Fitzmaurice & Dancing USA for the wonderful article
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

USA Dance Chicagoland Chapter Youth and College Network

Greater Fox Valley Chapter of USA Dance

Northern Illinois Chapter of USA Dance

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

For Country Dancing Information Visit:
Swing 'N' Country Dance Club

Tango Mango
Tango Calendar Website

Click on Chicago

For more information on Latin dancing, Check out:

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

Traveling? Click Here to Visit our new page on Dancing around the country.

Check out this Site!!
Big Band Hall of Fame Inductee,
Denny Farrell

General dancing throughout the day & after Dinner
More Info/Tickets
: 708 243 9464

May 15, 2016
USA Dance Greater Milwaukee Chapter  Presents
A Formal Spring Dinner Dance

At the Beautiful Wisconsin Club
1900 W. Wisconsin Ave.,
Milwaukee, WI

Doors Open & Cocktails at 2:30
Dance from 3:00 to 7:00
Hot and Cold Hors D'oeuvres 4:30 to 6:00
Dinner is served at 7:00
Music by Fran and Deb Sweeney
Members $60 / Non-members $70
Reservations are Required - No Walk Ins
Click Here For Flyer & Reservation Form

June 9 - 12 2016

Organizer(s) Ron Montez, Debbie Avalos Kusumi and Tony Meredith

Phone (520) 219-4555 Fax (520) 219-3855
14143 Blazing Canyon Place
Oro Valley, AZ 85755

Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA

May 5 - 7, 2016
Atlanta Open DanceSport Spectacular
Hyatt Regency Hotel - Atlanta, GA
Organizer(s) Sam Sodano, Debbie Avalos & Sarwat Kaluby
Phone (520) 219-4555 Fax (520) 219-3855
14143 Blazing Canyon Place
Oro Valley, AZ 85755

May 6 - 8, 2016
Portland Open DanceSport Competition
Holton & Executive Towers - Portland, OR
Organizer(s) Stephan Krauel & Denise Krauel
Phone (650) 366-0504 Fax (650) 472-9266
3605 Highland Avenue
Emerald Hills, CA 94062

May 18 - 22, 2016
Crown Jewel of DanceSport
Turnberry Isles Resort - Aventura, FL
Organizer(s) Larry & Dianne Dean
Phone (941) 753-7940 Fax (941) 753-7948
6583 Meandering Way
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

May 19 - 22, 2016
American Star Ball Championships
Resorts Casino Hotel - Atlantic City, NJ
Organizer(s) Ilya & Amanda Reyzin
Phone (215) 805-2213 Fax (215) 355-1481
357 Roark's Trail
Warminster, PA 18974

May 21, 2016
Las Vegas Lights Dance Challenge
Harrah's Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, NV
Organizer(s) Giacomo & Debra Agrello
Phone (646) 528-9847 Fax (435) 272-4438
1025 E Tabernacle
St George, UT 84770

May 26 - 28, 2016
Savannah Dance Classic
Savannah, GA
Organizer(s) Mark Brock, David Medeiros, and Donna Hamza
Phone (248) 561-7711
801 Polaris Parkway Apt 417
Columbus, OH 43240

May 26 - 28, 2016
Dancing a la Carte Championships
Springfield, MA
Organizer(s) David Rosinski & Jean-Marc Genereux
Phone (413) 538-7991 Fax (413) 538-7991
200 Lambert Terrace #28
Chicopee, MA 01020

May 26 - 29, 2016
Houston DanceSport Classic
Westin Memorial City - Houston, TX
Organizer Tony Mercurio
Phone (713) 665-3800 Fax (713) 665-2244
9660 Hillcroft #208
Houston, TX 77096

May 26 - 29, 2016
People's Choice Dancesport Competition
Westin Resort & Spa - Scottsdale, AZ
Organizer Forrest Vance
Phone (602) 751-7218 Fax (480) 473-1678
9282 E. Los Gatos Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

May 28, 2016
Carolina Ballroom Challenge
Charlotte, NC
Organizer(s) Eddie Ares & Scott Lazarov
Phone (770) 403-6565 Fax (404) 254-1073
230 18th Street NW #11409
Atlanta, GA 30363

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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

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, April 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23
6:45 - 7:45 pm Basic Waltz $10.00 per person
7:45 - 8:45 pm Intermediate Waltz
$10.00 per person
We have several Women in the Basic class without partners
If you are a man wishing to take the classes but do not have a partner,
you may just show up for the 6:45 class or call 847 757 2227 for more info

Monday June 6, 20 & 27, July 11 & 18
6:45 - 7:45 pm Basic Swing $10.00 per person
7:45 - 8:45 pm Intermediate Swing $10.00 per person

Monday August 8, 15, 22 & 29 (4 Week Session)
6:45 - 7:45 pm Basic Rumba/Bolero $10.00 per person
7:45 - 8:45 pm Intermediate Rumba/Bolero $10.00 per person
No classes on May 30, June 13 July 4,  & 25, August 1 & September 5

There will be no classes on:
July 18 & 25, August 1, September 19 & December 5, 2016


 For more information call: (847) 757 2227
Or email:

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

Watch Here For Summer Sessions

Winter Spring Session
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

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614
Now Accepting Registration At

New!! Beginning April, 2016
Watch Here For Fall Sessions

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

Questions? call 847 415 4145







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Happy Dancing!  
Bob & Penny Urbon 

 Dancing This Week  & Next in Northern Illinois
And Wisconsin

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Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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