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
 


   

             
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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"Math Facts Fixer" Program
Get this program for the school your children attend!
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Sunday Dance
Sunday, April 30

Due to the loss of Willowbrook Ballroom as a place to dance on Sundays we have had
numerous requests for information on where to dance on Sunday afternoons
In response, we scheduling the dances every 2 weeks

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


Saturday, May 27 & June 24

 

We are moving our Ballroom City Dance from the 1st Saturday
of the Month to the 4th Saturday



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 Relocated
New Location For Monday Classes

Special Event on Monday, May 15

On May15, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Lesson 7:00 - 7:30 pm
Open dancing 7:30 - 9:30 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


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Putting On The Glitz
An Elegant Evening Of
Dining - Dancing - Entertainment
Glendora House
10225 S Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL
6:00 pm
Featuring Professional Performances

Dance to the music of Steve Anthony
and his 11 Piece Orchestra

$40.00/person (prepaid)
Dancing Only Option $15.00/person
Full Service Cash Bar
Male Dance Hosts Available
For reservations or information call Lori DeVoss
219 384 0375 or 219 923 3681





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BallroomChicago
 Monday evening  classes

 

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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


This Week!!
A
pril 26 - 30, 2017

Join Us For Our 30th Anniversary!
The Pfister Hotel
Milwaukee, WI

Dan & Rebecca
Dan Messenger & Rebecca Messenger
Competition Organizers

www.wiscstatedancechamp.com

This Week!
April 27 - May 1, 2017

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI
www.swingdanceamerica.com


This Sunday April 30!


Click Here For Reservation Form

Sunday, May 21

Diva Dancesport Showcase

For More Info/Tickets Visit
http://diamonddancesport.com/events/




Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA



Apr 26 - 30, 2017
Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships
Pfister Hotel - Milwaukee, WI
Organizer(s) Dan Messenger & Rebecca Messenger
Phone (262) 510-4063 Fax (262) 367-3367
Mailing
PO Box 222
Nashotah, WI 53058
Email dancerbeck1@hotmail.com
www.wiscstatedancechamp.com

Apr 30, 2017
Florida Spring Classic
Orlando, 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
www.floridaclassicseries.com

May 2 - 7, 2017
Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships
Los Angeles, CA
Organizer(s) Wayne & Donna Eng
Phone (702) 480-4429 Fax (702) 256-4227
Mailing
9081 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 190
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Email wayne@dancevision.com
www.emeraldball.com

May 5 - 7, 2017
Washington Open Dancesport Competition
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, VA
Organizer(s) Robert Woods & Lydia Petrigova
Phone (703) 201-8055 Fax (703) 242-3861
Mailing
PO Box 27
Merrifield, VA 22116
Email robert@washingtonopendancesport.com
www.washingtonopendancesport.com

May 7, 2017
Royal DanceSport Challenge
Stamford, CT
Organizer(s) David & Esther Don, Nancy Brown, and Gene LaPierre
Phone (772) 468-2900
Mailing
PO Box 880788
Port St Lucie, FL 34988
Email royaldancesportchallenge@gmail.com
www.royaldancesportchallenge.com

May 11 - 13, 2017
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
Mailing
13949 N. Steprock Canyon Place
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
Email atlopen@gmail.com
www.atlantaopen.com

May 12 - 14, 2017
Portland Open DanceSport Competition
Holton & Executive Towers - Portland, OR
Organizer(s) Stephan & Denise Krauel
Phone (650) 576-8434 Fax (650) 472-9266
Mailing
3605 Highland Avenue
Emerald Hills, CA 94062
Email info@portlandopendancesport.com
www.portlandopendancesport.com

May 17 - 21, 2017
Crown Jewel of DanceSport
Turnberry Isles Resort - Aventura, FL
Organizer(s) Larry & Dianne Dean
Phone (941) 753-7940 Fax (941) 753-7948
Mailing
6583 Meandering Way
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Email deansofdance@aol.com
www.crownjewelofdancesport.com

May 18 - 21, 2017
American Star Ball Championships
Resorts Casino Hotel - Atlantic City, NJ
Organizer(s) Ilya & Amanda Reyzin
Phone (215) 805-2213 Fax (215) 355-1481
Mailing
357 Roark's Trail
Warminster, PA 18974
Email americanstarball@gmail.com
www.americanstarball.com

May 20, 2017
Las Vegas Lights Dance Challenge
Harrah's Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, NV
Organizer(s) Giacomo & Debra Agrello
Phone (646) 528-9847
Mailing
1025 E Tabernacle
St George, UT 84770
Email giacomoagrello@yahoo.com
www.lasvegaslightsdancechallenge.com

May 25 - 28, 2017
People's Choice Dancesport Competition
Westin Resort & Spa - Scottsdale, AZ
Organizer Forrest Vance
Phone (602) 751-7218 Fax (480) 473-1678
Mailing
9282 E. Los Gatos Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Email FVANCE1@AOL.COM
www.peopleschoicedancesport.com

May 27, 2017
Carolina Ballroom Challenge
Ballantyne Hotel & Resort - Charlotte, NC
Organizer(s) Eddie Ares & Scott Lazarov
Phone (770) 403-6565 Fax (404) 254-1073
Mailing
230 18th Street NW #11409
Atlanta, GA 30363
Email areseddie@gmail.com
www.carolinaballroomchallenge.com


Notice!!
We have moved each week's schedule to separate pages to facilitate faster downloads
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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 04/24 - 04/30) 2017
 

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(Week of 05/01 - 05/07) 2017

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 05/08 - 05/14) 2017

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 05/15 - 05/21) 2017

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 05/22 - 05/28) 2017

 

  

North Shore Classes!!
New Location For Monday Classes

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

Monday April 3, & 24, May 1, 8 & 15
6:45 - 7:45 pm Basic Swing
$10.00 per person
7:45 - 8:45 pm Intermediate Swing
$10.00 per person
No Classes on April 10 & 17

May 15 Special Event!
On May 8, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Lesson 7:00 - 7:30 pm
Open dancing 7:30 - 9:30 pm to a selection of great dance music
$10.00 Person

Monday May 22, June 5, 12, 19 & 26
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Cha Cha $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Cha Cha $10.00 per person
No Classes On May 29

June 26 Special Event!
On June 26, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Lesson 7:00 - 7:30 pm
Open dancing 7:30 - 9:30 pm to a selection of great dance music
$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

Spring Sessions

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: NT Northfield • No class 3/28
171-750 Tuesdays 3/7-4/25 7:00–8:15P Seniors $82/$96 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
171 - 751 Tuesdays 5/2-6/13 7:00–8:15P Seniors $82/$96 person


East Coast Swing *NEW*
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
Join us and learn the basics and more advanced material of this ever popular and easy to learn dance.
Wow your friends at your next social event, cruise, etc. You will be surprised how easy it is to master this
dance. 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
171-754 Tuesdays 5/2-6/13 8:15–9:30P Seniors $82/$96 person

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

Adlai E. Stevenson High School
PREP Community Education

1 Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Spring Sessions


Dancing without the Stars! Level 2
If you have taken Level 1 and wish to review and add new material,
We will review several ballroom dances including:
Foxtrot, Swing Cha Cha, Rumba & Waltz.
NOTE: Couples only please!
Thursdays 4/20/17 - 5/25/17 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM 6 sessions
Fee is per person. you must register both
$55.00/person


The Hustle and Night Club Two step
The Nightclub Two Step is a popular style with wedding couples
because of its romantic, slow and relaxed characteristics.
It is also popular with country music fans, as well as a
common dance at West Coast Swing dance event, as is hustle.
NOTE: Couples only please!
18 years and older. Please wear leather-soled shoes
NOTE: Couples only please.
Thursdays 4/20/17 - 5/25/17 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM 6 sessions
Fee is per person, you must register both. 6 sessions
$55.00/person


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.

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(Week of 04/24 - 04/30

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  05/01 - 05/07)

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For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  05/08 - 05/14)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  05/15 - 05/21)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  05/22 - 05/28

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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