Empowering Lives Through Dance

North Shore Dance Society was formed in 2014. 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 have decided to combine their knowledge and open a dance club together.

Kenilworth-Winnetka Dance Club was established in 2017 by business partners Aleksandar Bonev and Peter Minkov. 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 KWBC 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.

KWBC’s 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.

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.

Benefits of Ballroom Dancing

Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Besides being fun and healthy, dancing has many other positive benefits. It provides you with valuable life skills as it teaches respect, discipline, social etiquette, grace, sportsmanship, and makes you a better well-rounded individual. Some of the other benefits are:

Improved Physical Health

  • Weight loss, strong core, improve balance and coordination
  • Increase energy levels, lower blood pressure, increase endurance & boost immune system
  • Improve posture and relieve pain
  • Increase flexibility, mobility and strength

Mental Health & Emotional Well Being

  • Relieve stress and anxiety
  • Strengthen the mind
  • Relax and unwind
  • Explore your creativity

Social Benefits & Skills

  • Learn body language
  • Better social ease, overcome shyness
  • Develop public performance skill
  • Meet new people
  • Become the life of the party

One of the great benefits of learning to dance with North Shore Dance Society is that your dancing will last a lifetime. It is always yours to continue and enjoy. Let us elevate you to the next level. Let us empower your life through dance!