Dancing on Air

The Willowbrook Ballroom in Willow Springs, IL, opened its doors in 1921, but to this day its original 6,000-square-foot “floating” maple dance floor still supports hundreds of eager dancers. Over the decades, musicians from Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra to the Village People graced the Willowbrook’s stage as patrons danced the night away. First known as Oh Henry Park (after the candy bar), the ballroom is testimony to the lure of a comfortable surface upon which to waltz and swing. Those who have danced on a properly sprung floor know that it not only helps prevent many serious injuries but can significantly prolong a dancer’s career as well.

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