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Our Chapter

The Greater Fox Valley of Illinois Chapter #2042 is a social ballroom dancing Chapter serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Our group was officially established as a USA Dance, Inc. Chapter in January 1997. Our monthly dances are open to the public. You do not have to be a USA Dance member to attend. We are a nonprofit organizaton.


Our monthly dances feature a digital stereo sound system, a syllabus containing a list of songs with the recommended dance and free cake, coffee and door prizes. Music used at all USA Dance chapter events is licensed through ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.


A free dance lesson begins at 7:45 pm and is included with the admission. Open dancing starts at 8:15 pm and continues until 10:30 pm. Our dress code is dressy casual (no gym shoes or blue jeans) unless an announcement is made for a special or "theme dance". Admission is $8/person for USA Dance members, $12/person for non-members and $10/person for seniors 65 and older.

Board of Directors

Elected officers of the Board of Directors consist of the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Other honorary and/or ex-officio appointments to the Board of Directors may be made as the Board sees fit.


2019 Greater Fox Valley IL Chapter #2042

Board of Directors


President - Rodney Covenah DDS

Vice President - Frank Penze

Treasurer - Gail Covenah RDH

Secretary - Jackie Penze

Facilities - John Troester

Communications - Jackie Penze

Registration Desk - Linda Troester

Webmaster - Gail Covenah RDH

Learn How to Dance!

If you are interested in taking ballroom dance lessons in the northern Illinois area you may contact Frank and Jackie Penze (professional ballroom dance instructors) at (847) 639-8699. Or, visit their web site at www.dancewithfrankandjackie.com for more information.