Your Internet Source For Dance Information 
For Chicagoland and the Midwest

Thanks for yet another Great Year!
Bob & Penny Urbon


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



In memoriam of  Mary Taylor Brown (Bob's Mom)
04/15/1919 - 05/03/2014
Click Here For Online Memorial


ballroomchicago.com
P.O. Box 721
Highland Park, Il 60035
Phone:
  (847) 757 2227   Fax: (847) 748 8164

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An update for the Chicagoland Dance Community!
Wednesday April 29


Ballroom Dancing Returns To Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase Country Club Ballroom
1000 N Milwaukee
Wheeling, IL

Doors Open at 6:00 pm
Swing 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

While this first dance of the season will be with really good recorded music,
we will be able consider live bands at future dances depending on attendance.
Please help us to preserve this venue by attending.


Saturday, April 4
Ballroom Dance At Ballroom City
Hosted By Bob Urbon (ballroomchicago.com)

Ballroom City
207 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
Celebrating Bob's Birthday
      Mambo/Salsa 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, April 19
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


This Saturday

March 28
BOB'S BIRTHDAY!!
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)

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


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

Spring  Session!!

Swing n’ Salsa

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.
7 sessions on Tuesdays (Apr 7-May 26) 7:00-8:15 pm
No Class On May 12
151-752 NT Northfield (seniors $164)/ $192 per couple

Introduction to  Argentine Tango  and Milonga

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.
7 sessions on Tuesdays (Apr 7-May 26) 8:15-9:30 pm
No Class On May 12
151-753 NT Northfield (seniors $164)/ $192 per couple

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614
www.newtrierextension.org

 




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
*New

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






This Week!!

March 26th thru 28th

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The Windy City Open
is thrilled to invite you to our 10th Anniversary
 The Hyatt Regency O'Hare
More exciting details to come!
Organizer(s)
Kris & Ezbieta Kasperowicz, Glenn Weiss & Michelle Carpentier-Lazarz
Phone (773) 525-9086 Fax (509) 357-8770
Mailing
3201 N. Long Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
thewindycityopen@yahoo.com
www.thewindycityopen.com

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WCO PROFESSIONAL SHOW
Roman Kutskyy & Anna Kovalova
5 Times Professional Latin Vice Champions of USA
2 Times Asian Pacific Champions


 

 April 22 - 26, 2015
28th Annual



The Pfister Hotel
424 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, W

We are excited to invite you to attend the 28th annual  Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships.
It's our 28th year at the Pfister and we would love to  have you join us! Wisconsin has so much to offer.
It is an area with an outstanding dance community, lots of art and history, fun places to visit and it is
the perfect place to celebrate our sport. Come to Milwaukee and we'll show you a great time!
See you in April!
Dan Messenger & Rebecca Messenger
Competition Organizers

Dan & Rebecca

Phone (262) 367-3367 Fax (262) 367-3367
Mailing
PO Box 222
Nashotah, WI 53058
Email dancerbeck@yahoo.com
www.wiscstatedancechamp.com



Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA


Mar 25 - 28, 2015
Michigan Dance Challenge
Dearborn, MI
Organizer Mark Brock
Phone (248) 561-7711 Fax (614) 825-0829
Mailing
801 Polaris Parkway #417
Columbus, OH 43240
Email markbrock@comcast.net
www.michigandancechallenge.com

Mar 26 - 29, 2015
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
3201 N. Long Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
Email thewindycityopen@yahoo.com
www.thewindycityopen.com

Mar 26 - 29, 2015
Texas Challenge Dancesport
Houston, TX
Organizer(s) Tony Mercurio, David and Jennifer Kloss
Phone (512) 657-7679 Fax (512) 551-2213
Mailing
904 Petaluma Drive
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Email txchallenge14@gmail.com
www.texaschallenge.com

Mar 27 - 29, 2015

San Francisco Open Dancesport Championships
Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, San Francisco Airport, CA
Organizer(s) Stephan & Denise Krauel and Rex Lewis
Phone (650) 366-0504 Fax (650) 472-9266
Mailing
3605 Highland Avenue
Emerald Hills, CA 94062
Email s10dance@aol.com
www.sfopen.com

Mar 28, 2015
Iowa DanceSport Classic
Marriott Cedar Rapids, IA
Organizer(s) Susie Murray & Edward Simon
Phone (319) 373-3025 Fax (319) 373-3025
Mailing
2441 Coral Court Suite #1
Coralville, IA 52241
Email dnyia@imonmail.com
www.iowadancesportclassic.com

Mar 31 - Apr 5, 2015
Southern States Dancesport Championships
Ritz-Carlton - New Orleans, LA
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.sostatesdance.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 03/02 - 03/08

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 03/09 - 03/15)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 03/16 - 03/22)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 03/23 - 03/29)

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 03/30 - 04/05)

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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 

Monday March 30, April 6, 13, 20 & 27
7:00 - 8:00 pm  Nite Club 2-Step
$10.00 per person
8:00 - 9:00 pm  Hustle $10.00 per person 

Monday, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, June 1
7:00 - 8:00 pm  Basic Waltz
$10.00 per person
8:00 - 9:00 pm  Intermediate Waltz $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

Spring  Sessions!!

Swing n’ Salsa

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.
7 sessions on Tuesdays (Apr 7-May 26) 7:00-8:15 pm
No Class On May 12
151-752 NT Northfield (seniors $164)/ $192 per couple

Introduction to  Argentine Tango  and Milonga

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.
7 sessions on Tuesdays (Apr 7-May 26) 8:15-9:30 pm
No Class On May 12
151-753 NT Northfield (seniors $164)/ $192 per couple

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614
www.newtrierextension.org

 

 
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Site Has Had Over 8,000,000 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 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  03/02 - 03/08)

Click Here
  For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  03/09 - 03/15)

Click Here
For Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of 03/16 - 03/22

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  03/23 - 03/29

Click Here
For
Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  03/30 - 04/05)

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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