Monday, November 26, 2012

Time to dance...

You should be dancing!
Hope you had a great holiday! If you have the post-Thanksgiving "what am I going to do with myself now" blues - we've got good news for you. You can get out, enjoy yourself and burn off some calories all at the same time. It doesn't get any better than that! After the week off - Vito's schedule resumes:
Advanced class will be held on Wednesday evening at 8:00 pm.
This Friday is our monthly dance. It starts with a free Tango lesson at 7:00 p.m. and the dance starts at 8:00. I'll be there (I'm the DJ!), playing ballroom favorites, oldies, classics, not-so-oldies-but-goodies. This is such a nice dance. Give it a try - I guarantee you'll be glad you did.
You can get all of the information here:
Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from the Vito Magrone Ballroom Dance Club!


In light of the upcoming holiday, we would like to give YOU thanks!

When we add it all up, hundreds of people have come out for classes, dances and lessons since we kicked off our grand re-opening. This blog has had several hundred page views since we started it last month. We can't thank you enough! We hope you are having the time of your life dancing with us, and wish you and yours the happiest of holidays this week.

Just a reminder, there is no class this week. We're off for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes resume next week with the advanced class on Wednesday. Our big monthly dance party is Friday, November 30th. By then, we'll have digested all of our turkey, and we will be ready once again to get out, dance, and have some fun!

All the best,


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Ballroom 411: This Week with Vito Magrone

Things to do this week with the Vito Magrone Ballroom Dance Club!

Hello dancers!

So many choices this week to get out dancing and have a great time. Here's a re-cap of what's going on. 

This Week with Vito Magrone 

Wednesday 11/14:Advanced Rumba at 8:00pm at the Georgetown Clubhouse
Friday 11/16:Beginner Cha Cha at 7:00pm at the Georgetown Clubhouse
Saturday 11/17:Foxtrot lesson and ballroom dance party at Ballroom City, hosted by Vito


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wanna dance, dance, dance???

Things to do this week with the Vito Magrone Ballroom Dance Club!

Hello dancers!

This week's news à la  Vito...

Friday Nights at Georgetown Clubhouse with Vito Magrone

Last night's dance was so much fun! It brought both new and familiar faces. If you haven't been to Vito's class/open ballroom dance on Friday nights at the Georgetown Clubhouse yet, you are invited to stop by and check it out. Folks, this is a very nice event!!! I think you'll discover a friendly crowd, welcoming environment, fun group of people, and everyone just having a great time. Of course, Vito's charm and personality speaks for itself. As does his skill as a dancer and teacher. You'll be glad you came.

Schedule Change - Good News!

When we're not ballroom dancing at the Georgetown Clubhouse, they host weddings and parties there. That's good, because this is not just a re-purposed gym or community center. It's a very nice place to dance. The flipside of that is scheduling. As you can imagine, it can be tricky. Vito was originally told he could not reserve the 16th of November date because it was booked. Well, they must have had a cancellation at the clubhouse, because Vito was told this week the date is now available. So, good news... we're back on for Friday the 16th! I posted the updated flyer on Vito's website. Click the link below for details:

Things to Do This Week

As I mentioned above, we're back on for the 16th! Come out and dance with Vito and friends this Friday night.

Vito will also be hosting his monthly dance at Ballroom City in Villa Park on Saturday, November 17th.

You can view the invitation here:

This month, it's a Foxtrot lesson. Guaranteed to be a good time.

All dancers are welcome. Hope to see you there!

This Week's Group Classes

Wednesday 11/14: Advanced Rumba at 8:00pm
Friday 11/16: Beginner Cha Cha at 7:00pm

Have a great weekend,


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Friday night's cha cha class & open ballroom dance

Hi gang,
Talked to Vito today. We're going to have what could best be described as a "mini dance" after the cha cha class this Friday. I'll be there for both the class and the open dance with my full library of 8,500+ ballroom and popular dance tunes; a selection of the most popular songs for your dancing and listening pleasure.

Last time I was at the Georgetown Clubhouse, it was a great time. We ended the evening with a few songs directly played through the sound system directly from Joe Sbertoli's iPod. I do take requests. If you have a particular dance you'd like to do or a song you'd like to hear, feel free to add a comment below and I'll add it to the evening's playlist.
Guaranteed to be a fun evening! Class starts at 7:00 and open dance begins at 8:00. The cost is $10, lesson included. All the details are here: 
Hope to see you (and your amazing, cheeky cha cha cha) there!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Like Vito on YouTube

You can catch Vito's short video spot on YouTube:



Vito is now on LinkedIn

Hello again, dancers!

Vito is now on LinkedIn:

If you have a LinkedIn profile, you can connect with Vito there.

All the best,


A new, official Facebook page


Vito now has an official Facebook page for his dance activities. It is called "Vito Magrone's Ballroom Dance Studio". If you're on Facebook, Vito invites you to stop by and would appreciate it very much if you would give it a Like:

Thanks a bunch!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Vito's dancers: What do you think?

This post is for Vito's students and friends:

Many of you know Mike Fitzgerald.

Well, Mike created a Testimonials page on Vito's website. This was a fantastic idea. Nothing could possibly be a better recommendation for Vito's amazing talent, both as a dancer and instructor, and for his 1000-watt personality than the word-of-mouth of his dancers, right?

Sure... but, to date, there are (count 'em) TWO testimonials! Pretty pathetic, huh? LOL!

While Mike is away with his lovely wife Barb for two months vacationing in Arizona, I'll be taking care of Vito's website. I'd say I got the better end of that deal, don't you think? (Ha ha ha!) At any rate, during that time, I'd like to add a few more testimonials. Actually, I'd like to add many more. Two is a pretty puny number.

If you care to give Mr. Magrone a shout-out, please either post a comment here on the blog or contact me privately and I'll post it.

We sure could use it, and I'm sure Vito will be most appreciative. Feel free to use humor, ("Step before you turn" references, anyone?). No need to be formal. This is, after all, a ballroom dancing website. It's supposed to be fun!

Thanks a bunch! See you soon,


P.S. Scroll down on this page or visit Vito's website to view upcoming ballroom dance parties, lessons and events.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

This Friday is cha cha night!

Hello dancers,

Hope you had a nice Halloween. The week has flown by! I can't believe we're approaching the weekend already... time to firm up some plans:

Vito has a Cha Cha group lesson at the Georgetown Clubhouse this Friday night, 11/2. The Cha Cha pattern Vito will teach is for all dancers. That means everyone is welcome, regardless of level of expertise. This is a fun, easygoing and casual evening. On top of all of that, there is open dance practice after the lesson. Guaranteed to be a good time!

You can view and print the official announcement on Vito's official website:

Here is a direct link to the announcement:

The weather is supposed to be nice again tomorrow. A perfect chance to sneak out for some dancing that is sure to be muy caliente!

Have a great weekend,