North Shore Dance Society “NSDS”, founded by Aleksandar Bonev in 2014, is one of the fastest growing and leading dance studios in Chicago’s North Shore.

The formation of North Shore Dance Society is the result of Aleksandar's hard work and childhood dream. It was founded on the belief that dance, in its many styles and benefits, is achievable to anyone of any age or experience.

In 2017 Aleksandar & Peter Minkov have decided to combine their knowledge and open a dance club together.

Glencoe Dance Club was established in the late 2017. With over 40 years of combined experience in performing and teaching, Aleksandar and Peter are two of the most successful and well sought after certified instructors.

The idea to form Glencoe Dance Club came about when Aleksandar and Peter realized there was a lack of quality ballroom dance lessons being offered at the local park districts. They saw a need from the community seeking quality dance instruction from instructors who keep themselves up to date and active in the dance business. It is their desire to promote the elegance, grace and culture of ballroom dancing to the community. Most of all, they aspire to bring out the pleasure and joy of dancing in their students.

Aleksandar and Peter have not only worked to achieve success in their own dance careers. The knowledge they have obtained from training with world-renowned coaches, organizing their own competitions and showcases, and their international experiences living and traveling abroad make them very unique and resourceful in the ballroom dance industry.

Glencoe Dance Club strengths lie in Aleksandar’s and Peter’s abilities to customize their teaching to suit all ages, abilities and diverse student body. Their students have ranged between 6 to 90 years of age. They customize their teaching methods to complete beginners, social dancers and experienced competitive dancers. They have a unique way of communicating with and teaching students from all walks of life.

Glencoe Dance Club takes pride in providing instruction in American and International styles of Ballroom and Latin dances. Whether you are a beginner, wedding, social, or competitive dancer, Aleksandar Bonev & Peter Minkov, can help guide you to achieve your goals.

Located in Glencoe, IL, we serve the North, Northwest, West, Southwest Suburbs & Downtown Chicago, IL. We are ready to serve your needs whether it be choreographing the perfect first dance for your wedding, taking up a new hobby, or preparing for a competition. We offer private dance lessons at our studio space and can also travel to your home so you can learn in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Are you ready to embark on a journey that will provide you with a lifetime of enjoyment? We are committed to help you reach your dancing goals. Whether you have two left feet or have a passion for competitive dancing, we will make your dreams come true!

Our mission at North Shore Dance Society is to inspire dancers of all ages to be the best they can be. We are devoted to provide the highest quality ballroom dance education for all ages and levels of ability. We are dedicated to provide our knowledge and passion in ballroom dance to our students, whether they are dancing at a recreational level or a competitive level.

North Shore Dance Society is committed to transform lives through ballroom dance, striving to lead everyone in its community toward a lifelong engagement with ballroom dance. Our teaching philosophy is centered on instilling a passion for ballroom dance, while also building self-esteem and confidence.