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
Thanks to all who attended on August 26!
Our Next Dance Is
Wednesday, September 30!


Chevy Chase Country Club Ballroom
1000 N Milwaukee
Wheeling, IL

Doors Open at 6:00 pm
Mambo/Salsa 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 Continue Through October

Please help us to preserve this venue by attending.

2015 Dance Dates
July 29

Tango Lesson
August 26
Waltz Lesson
September 30

Mambo/Salsa Lesson
October 28

Nite Club 2-Step Lesson

http://chevychasecountryclub.com/upcoming-events


Saturday, September 5
Dance Party!
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

Next Workshop
Sunday, September 20
Note: This workshop will require pre-registration.

To register, call 847 757 2227 or email bob@ballroomchicago.com


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


Saturday, October 31
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)
Notice!


The building that houses this location has been put on the market.
We do not know when it will be sold or how long we will be able to continue our
Monday evening classes and monthly dances.
We are actively seeking a new home and will keep you apprised of any changes.
If you have any suggestions on where to look, please let us know.

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


Bob & Penny Urbon
www.ballroomchicago.com



 

 


 

October 4, 2015

Ballroom and Latin Dance Show

Country Springs Hotel
Grand Ballroom
2810 Golf Rd.
Pewaukee, WI
(I-94 and Hwy T)
E-mail: una@autumnelegance.com
Phone: 262-378-1178
www.autumnelegance.com







Click here for information on
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




August 30, 2015

SummerTwilight2015

Info: 608 277 7515 or deborahgillitzer@att.net
www.danceonair.net/SummerTwilight.htm

 

 

Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA

Aug 26 - 29, 2015
Capital Dancesport Championships
Alexandria, VA
Organizer(s) John DePalma & Marianne Nicole
Phone (203) 253-1654
Mailing
180 Glenbrook Road #64
Stamford, CT 06902
Email capdance@gmail.com
www.capitaldancesport.net

Aug 29, 2015
Allstar Dance Challenge
San Jose, CA
Organizer(s) Ikaika Dowsett & Steve Vasco
Phone (808) 753-7182
Mailing
392 Darryl Drive
Campbell, CA 95008
Email steve@DanceX2.com
www.allstar-dance-challenge.com

Sep 2 - 6, 2015
Embassy Ballroom Championships
Hotel Irvine, Jamboree Road - Irvine, CA
Organizer(s) Brian & Kristi McDonald and John Kimmins
Phone (909) 570-9166 Fax (909) 570-9166
Mailing
PO Box 829
Calimesa, CA 92320
Email TelSpin@aol.com
www.embassyball.com

Sep 7 - 12, 2015
United States Dance Championships
Walt Disney World Swan - Orlando, FL
Organizer(s) American Ballroom Company
Phone (702) 480-4429 Fax (310) 544-1736
Mailing
9081 W Sahara #190
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Email wayne@dancevision.com
www.unitedstatesdancechampionships.com

Sep 17 - 19, 2015
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 galaxydancefestival@gmail.com
www.galaxydancefestival.com

Sep 21 - 24, 2015
Hawaii Star Ball
Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu, HI
Organizer David Alvarez
Phone (805) 895-0093
Mailing
115 Via Lee
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Email info@hawaiistarball.com
www.hawaiistarball.com

Sep 24 - 26, 2015
Cleveland Dancesport Challenge
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel - 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 24 - 27, 2015
Motown Showdown DanceSport Challenge
Dearborn, MI
Organizer Blake Kish
Phone (810) 308-3091 Fax (248) 385-5110
Mailing
1572 Georgetown Place
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Email motownshowdown@hotmail.com
www.motownshowdown.net

Sep 24 - 27, 2015
BBC&C - A Legendary Celebration
Park Plaza Hotel - Boston, MA
Organizer(s) Chris Johnston, Frank Miranda, and Didio Barrera
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 25 - 27, 2015
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 drkloss1@gmail.com
www.southwesterninvitational.com

Sep 26, 2015
Pacific Grand Ball
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel - San Francisco, CA
Organizer(s) Tomas Atkocevicius, Aira Bubnelyte, and Brent Mills
Phone (650) 576-9961 Fax (650) 226-3061
Mailing
19 Winding Way
San Carlos, CA 94070 USA
Email info@pacificgrandball.com
www.pacificgrandball.com

Sep 27, 2015
Tampa Bay Classic
Hilton Carillon Park - Tampa, FL
Organizer(s) Tommy & Pam DiTommaso
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 08/17 - 08/23)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 08/24 - 08/30)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 08/31 - 09/06)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/07 - 09/13)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/14 - 09/20)

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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 
Notice!
The building that houses this location has been put on the market.
We do not know when it will be sold or how long we will be able to continue our
Monday evening classes and monthly dances.
We are actively seeking a new home and will keep you apprised of any changes.
If you have any suggestions on where to look, please let us know.


Monday, August 24 & 31, September 7, 14 & 21
7:00 - 8:00 pm  Basic Swing
$10.00 per person
8:00 - 9:00 pm  Intermediate Swing $10.00 per person 

Monday, September 28, October 5, 12, 19 & 26
7:00 - 8:00 pm  Basic Rumba
$10.00 per person
8:00 - 9:00 pm  Intermediate Rumba $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
Bob Urbon • 6 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: NT Northfield
153-750 Tuesdays 9/29–11/3 7:00–8:15P Seniors $71/$83 per person

Shall We Dance: Level 2
Bob Urbon • 6 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: NT Northfield
153-751 Tuesdays 9/29–11/3 8:15–9:30P Seniors $71/$83 per person

Swing and Hustle
Bob Urbon • 7 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.
Location: NT Northfield
153-752 Tuesdays 11/17–1/12 7:00-8:15P Seniors $82/$96 per person

Introduction to Argentine Tango and Milonga
Bob Urbon • 7 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.
Location: NT Northfield

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 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.

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  08/17 - 08/23)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  08/24 - 08/30)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  08/31 - 09/06)

Click Here
For Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/07 - 09/13

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  09/14 - 09/20

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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