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Fun dancing venues are overly abundant in the Greater Chicago Area. We have complied this list for all dancers and especially to help Gentlemen Host® candidates to prepare in advance of their interviews. Meet with us, visit this magnificent city and dance your way through town, too! Enjoy the heart of the Midwest and the heart of our nation's newly emerging dance capital! See the old ballrooms, experience the varieties of dance styles, and meet the people. It all happens here! We urge you to come see us and see the best sites around Chicago.

Must visit:

8900 South Archer Street
Willow Spring, IL 60480
(708) 839-1000
Owners: Birute & Gedas Jodwalis

The Willowbrook is one of the last grand ballrooms in the U.S. The 6,000 square foot dance floor is a favorite of the dance community, and is one you won't want to miss.

Also in the Chicago area:

Ambassador Ballroom
1300 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Tel: (312) 644-5722

Aragon Entertainment Ctr
1106 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 561-9500

Bob Urbon's Website has a calendar and links for dance events throughout Chicago and the Midwest.

Casino Tropical
3010 W 26th St
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 927-3311

Chicago Dance Ballroom & Std
3660 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 267-3411
Owners: Gregory Day & Tommye Giacchino
Email: Dance@chicagodance.com

Crystal Ballroom
163 E Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 867-7500

Crystal Garden Ballroom
700 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 595-5440

Dance Connection
3047 N. Lincoln #210
Chicago, IL 60657
Tel: (773) 404-0006

Dance World
262 Golf Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Tel: (847) 885-8748

5503 W. Edmunds #1F
Chicago, Illinois 60630
Phone: 773-286-6879
Fax: 773-286-6879
Owner: Norm & Fran Viray
Email: dancemates@netzero.net
Website: http://www.dancemates.org
****They have a tv show on Chicago Access TV (channel 19) every Friday at 10:00 p.m.

Dancer's Delight Studio
1623 W. Melrose
Chicago, IL 60657
Tel: (773) 935-4767

El Mexico Moderno Ballroom
1645 N Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 745-1926

Los Tres Reyes II
3006 E 90th St
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 978-6616

Kasper Dance Studio
3201 N. Long
Chicago, IL 60641
Tel.: (773) 545-0222
Fax.: (773) 545-0220
Kris and Ela Kasperowicz

Mc Cormick Place Convention
2301 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 791-7252

Michelle's Ballroom
2800 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 478-1828

Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 595-5300
Dancing Instruction

Swing-Out Chicago
1658 N. Milwaukee Ave
Box 395
Chicago, IL 60647

Nino DiGiulio
4941 N Troy #2
Chicago, IL 60625
Nino is a dance instructor who lives in Chicago. He teaches classes at the Navy Pier and at: Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 S Archer Ave, Willow Springs, IL

Patterson School of Ballroom Dance
1240 Sunset Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093
Tel: (847) 501-2523
Tommy and Nancy Patterson

Puszh Studio
3829 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60613
Kathy Brown

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