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For Chicagoland and the Midwest

Thanks for yet another Great Year!
Bob & Penny Urbon

Some of our Monday Night Group at
Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook, IL

Bob & Penny Urbon
P.O. Box 721
Highland Park, Il 60035
  (847) 757 2227   Fax: (847) 748 8164

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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

This Monday, May 13


On October 1, 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

Please Check Our web site to be certain events have not been cancelled
due to inclement weather

$10.00 Person

Bob & Penny Urbon

This Sunday, May 19

For tickets or questions please call Becky Simon at 708-237-9464
For entry forms please email



May 31 - June 1



Badger State Dance Competition

The Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Ave
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
Please direct any questions to
or call Tom Choudoir at 608.242.8349


July 28, 2019



Sunday August 25, 2019




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 Monday evening  classes


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Click Here For Big Band Dance Weekend Event Information
*Updated 08/08/16

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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 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. 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
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

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



Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA

May 16–19, 2019
American Star Ball Championships
Resorts Casino Hotel
Atlantic City, NJ
Amanda & Ilya Reyzin
Mailing Address
357 Roark's Trail
Warminster, PA 18974
Telephone (215) 805-2213

May 17–20, 2019
Crown Jewel of Dancesport
Venue TBA Ft Lauderdale, FL
Gherman Mustuc and Iveta Lukosiute
Mailing Address
19999 W Country Club Dr
Aventura, AL 33180
Telephone (929) 429-9655

May 18, 2019
Las Vegas Lights Dance Challenge
Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Ron Montez, Parrish Allen, Joanne Shaefer, and Enio Cordoba
Mailing Address
1025 E Tabernacle St
George, UT 84770
Telephone (415) 299-2963

May 19, 2019
Go Wild Minneapolis Dancesport
Hilton Minneapolis St Paul Airport Mall of America
Bloomington, MN
Bill Sparks and Donna Edelstein
Mailing Address
5921 Emerson Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone (612) 910-2690

May 23–26, 2019
People's Choice Dancesport Competition
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ
Forrest Vance
Mailing Address
4545 Caleb Crossing
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Telephone (678) 384-1956

May 23–25, 2019
Dancing a la Carte
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
Springfield, MA
David Rosinski, Jean Marc Genereux, France Mousseau, and Marcio DeSouza
Mailing Address
200 Lambert Ter #28
Chicopee, MA 01020
(413) 519-2435

May 23–25, 2019
Houston Dancesport Classic
Sheraton North IAH - Houston, TX
Houston, TX
John & Olga Elsbury
Mailing Address
2309 San Augustine Lane
Friendswood, TX 77546
Telephone (561) 281-5525

May 25, 2019
Carolina Ballroom Challenge
Omni Charlotte Hotel
Charlotte, NC
Eddie Ares, Scott Lazarov, and Bruce Hasson
Mailing Address
800 Miami Circle Ste 140
Atlanta, GA 30324
Telephone (770) 403-6565

May 30–June 1, 2019
Savannah Dance Classic
Hyatt Regency Savannah
Savannah, GA
Mark Brock, Donna Hamza, Jean-Paul Gronek, and Jan Blakeslee
Mailing Address
801 Polaris Pkwy Apt 417
Columbus, OH 43240
Telephone (248) 561-7711

May 31–June 1, 2019
Sapphire Dancesport
Renaissance Hotel
Austin, TX
Ricardas & HollyAnn Simkaitis
Mailing Address
2903 Sable Palm Dr
Baytown, TX 77523
Telephone (210) 787-7436

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(Week of 05/20- 05/26) 2019

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(Week of (05/27 - 06/02) 2019

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(Week of (06/03 - 06/09) 2019

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(Week of (06/10 - 06/16) 2019



North Shore Classes!!
Location For Monday Classes

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

Monday, April 15, 22 & 29, May 6 & 13
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Latin Dances Salsa/Mambo & Merengue $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Latin Dances Salsa/Mambo & Merengue $10.00 per person

May 13, , Special Event!
On May 13, instead of our regular classes, we will have a special event.
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Open dancing 6:30 - 8:30 pm to a selection of great dance music
Complimentary Light Refreshments
$10.00 Person

Monday, May 20 , June 3
No Classes on May 27, Memorial Day
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic East Coast Swing $10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate East Coast Swing $10.00 per person

On June 11 I will be having a much needed Spinal Surgery.
There will be no classes on June 17
On June 24, we will begin a session with a lesson at 6:30 pm
Followed by general Dancing from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost will be $10.00/person
We expect after a few weeks we will return to our normal scedule,
but with me in much better shape.

 Bob Urbon

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 & Penny's
New Trier Extension
Adult Continuing Education Classes

Watch Here For Fall Session

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614


Adlai E. Stevenson High School
PREP Community Education

1 Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

 Watch Here For Spring Sessions

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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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
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Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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