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
 

Good News!

A Burr Ridge nonprofit has come forward and started to raise funds to rebuild the historic Willowbrook Ballroom

For More Info Visit
https://patch.com/illinois/lemont/burr-ridge-nonprofit-plans-rebuild-willowbrook-ballroom



   

             
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 Wonderful
"Math Facts Fixer" Program
Get this program for the school your children attend!
Visit
www.mathfactsfixer.com




Saturday, August 26 & September 23

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
Location For Monday Classes

Special Monday Evening Dances

On September 11 & October 16, 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
$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



 




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BallroomChicago
 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

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 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





August 18-20, 2017


Chicagoland Dance Festival
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare
5440 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018

www.chicagolanddancefestival.com 



Sunday, August 27, 2017


For More Info, Visit The Site Below
www.northshoredancesociety.com/showcase


Sunday, August 27, 2017




www.danceonair.net/summertwilight.htm




Other Upcoming Dance Competitions and Events

Information provided courtesy of NDCA




Aug 16 - 19, 2017
The NV Ball DanceSport Championships
The M Hotel Spa & Resort - Las Vegas, NV
Organizer(s)
Sam Sodano, Bryan Watson, Carmen Vincelj, Hans Galke
Phone (734) 680-5612
Mailing
2232 S Main Street #349
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Email info@thenvball.com
www.thenvball.com

Aug 17 - 19, 2017
Killick Klassik DanceSport Event
Boca Raton Resort & Club - Boca Raton, FL
Organizer(s) Paul Killick & Shirley Ballas
Phone (310) 200-7761 Fax (561) 405-6135
Mailing
7235 Promenade Drive #502
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Email info@killickklassik.com
www.killickklassik.com

Aug 18 - 19, 2017
Cincinnati Ballroom Classic
Hyatt Regency - Cincinnati, OH
Organizer(s) Mark Brock, Bill Sparks, and David Medeiros
Phone (248) 561-7711 Fax (614) 825-0829
Mailing
801 Polaris Parkway #417
Columbus, OH 43240
Email markbrock@comcast.net
www.cincybc.com

Aug 19, 2017
Massachusetts DanceSport Challenge
Nohant Town Hall - Nohant, MA
Organizer(s) Mark & Dawna Nocera
Phone (781) 932-1711 Fax (781) 932-6235
Mailing
PO Box 587
Woburn, MA 01801
Email dance@massdancesport.com
www.massdancesport.com

Aug 23 - 26, 2017
Capital Dancesport Championships
Hilton @ Mark Center - Alexandria, VA
Organizer(s) John DePalma & Marianne Nicole
Phone (203) 253-1654
Mailing
21266 Velino Lane
Estero, FL 33928
Email capdance@gmail.com
www.capitaldancesport.net

Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2017
Embassy Ballroom Championships
Hotel Irvine, Jamboree Road - Irvine, CA
Organizers(s) Brian, Kristi, Gary, and Jason McDonald
Phone (973) 276-0201 Fax (973) 276-1430
Mailing
216 Passaic Ave
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Email info@embassyball.com
www.embassyball.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.

 

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For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 08/14 - 08/20) 2017

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 08/21 - 08/27) 2017

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 08/28 - 09/03) 2017

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/04 - 09/10) 2017

Click Here
For Chicagoland Dance Schedule
(Week of 09/11 - 09/17) 2017

 

 

 

 

  

North Shore Classes!!
New Location For Monday Classes

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

Monday, August 7, 14 21 & 28, September 11
6:30 - 7:30 pm Nite Club 2-Step
$10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Hustle
$10.00 per person
No Classes On September 4 - Labor Day

September 11 Special Event!
On September 11, 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
$10.00 Person

September 18 & 25, October 2, 9 & 16
6:30 - 7:30 pm Basic Foxtrot
$10.00 per person
7:30 - 8:30 pm Intermediate Foxtrot
$10.00 per person


October 16 Special Event!
On October 16, 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
$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

Fall Sessions

Shall We Dance: Level 1
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
If you can walk, you can dance! It’s fun and great exercise.
Also, 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 fox trot, tango, cha cha and swing.
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
173-751173-750 Tuesdays 9/12-10/24 7:15–8:15PM Seniors $66/$77 per person

Hustle and Nightclub Two-Step
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
Come learn the basics of these current dances.
Have fun and enjoy great music.
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
173-751 Tuesdays 9/12-10/24 8:15–9:15PM Seniors $66/$77 per person

Shall We Dance: Level 2
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
If you have taken Shall We Dance in the past or have experience with ballroom dance, here is your
chance to review the basics of several dances and add new material to your dancing
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
173-749 Tuesdays 11/07-12/18 7:15–8:15PM Seniors $66/$77 per person

Swing & Salsa
Bob Urbon • 7 sessions
Join us and learn the basics and more of these popular and easy to learn dances.
Wow your friends at your next social event.
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
173-757 Tuesdays 11/07-12/18 8:15–9:15PM Seniors $66/$77 per person

New Trier Extension
847.446.6600 fax: 847.446.6614
Now Accepting Registration At
www.newtrier.k12.il.us/newtrierextension

Adlai E. Stevenson High School
PREP Community Education

1 Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Fall Sessions

Dancing without the Stars! Ballroom Dance Level I
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 ballroom dances including: Foxtrot, Swing, Cha Cha, and Hustle
NOTE: Couples only please!
Thursdays 10/05/17 - 11/02/17 , 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
$39.00per person. 5 sessions
Adlai Stevenson High School, 4400 East Commons
There is a min age requirement of 16


Mambo and More!
Learn the basics of these popular dances: Mambo, cha-cha, swing, and rumba.
Dance to great music with fun rhythms.
Note: Couples only please.
Thursdays 10/05/17 - 11/02/17, 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
$39.00per person. 5 sessions
Adlai Stevenson High School, 4400 East Commons
There is a min age requirement of 16


Dancing without the Stars! Ballroom Dance Level II
If you have taken Level 1 and wish to review and add new material, this is the class for you!
We will review several ballroom dances including: Foxtrot, Swing Cha Cha, Rumba & Waltz.
Note: Couples only please.
Thursdays 11/09/17 - 12/14/17 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
$39.00 per person 5 sessions
Adlai Stevenson High School, 4400 East Commons
There is a min age requirement of 16
Note: No Classes On November 23

Swing and Salsa
Learn the basics of these popular dances
Wow your friends the next time you attend an event with music and dancing.
Dance to great music with fun rhythms.
Note: Couples only please.
Thursdays 11/09/17 - 12/14/17, 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
$39.00per person. 5 sessions
Adlai Stevenson High School, 4400 East Commons
There is a min age requirement of 16
Note: No Classes On November 23

Questions? call 847 415 4145
www.d125.org/prep
 

 
         

 

 

 

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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
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West Bend, WI 53090
Phone: (262) 338 8538 Fax: (262) 338 8584
Email: pointermarketing@sbcglobal.net

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If we've missed any events you feel should be posted here, please let us know about them.

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  08/14 - 08/20) 

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  08/21 - 08/27)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  08/28 - 09/03)

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Northern Illinois & Wisconsin Dance Schedule
(Week of  09/04 - 09/10

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(Week of 09/11 - 09/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Dancing!
Bob & Penny Urbon
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