Testimonials

"Trial class went really well. I enjoyed dancing with Aleksandar, and learned some. He is very attentive to the opportunities to improve one's technique, which I value very much"

- Tatiana S. 12/15/2016

 

Book your class, already!

"Not only did I receive a prompt response to my initial inquiry, Kristina made sure I had all the information I needed to book our introductory lesson. Kristina is patient and encouraging and we had a blast!"

- Ebony R. 12/04/2016

 

Must do!!!

"Kristina Lee was fantastic. She was fun and encouraged us to try challenging moves. She did a great job of managing a rowdy group of 7 women, and we cannot wait to go salsa dancing soon!"

- Danielle E 11/30/2016

 

"I have only just started learning from Kristina Lee, and I have had a great experience! She is a wonderful teacher, patient, friendly, and really likes what she does. I look forward to continue learning from her!"

- Kedy E 11/20/2016

 

I am so lucky to have found Alexandar through Thumbtack! I am traveling to Cuba this week and wanted to improve my salsa and cha cha skills so that I don't look like a fool when I am there. Alex has been a total pleasure to work with over the past couple of weeks: he is a passionate teacher, strict about learning the basics and doing things correctly, yet he is also lots of fun... I always look forward to my lessons. I highly recommend North Shore Dance Society to anybody looking to learn how to dance (not just Latin American dances, Alex, a long time competitive dancer is an expert of them all)!

- Vera H 11/14/2016

 

My husband and I have been taking waltz lessons from Aleks for the last year. Initially our goal was to be able to dance at a wedding. But over the year, we have gotten more and more enthusiastic. It is fun, hard work and a nice addition to our empty nest. Aleks challenges us and we are so excited whenever we get a "Bravo!" We did go to a wedding last weekend and instead of sitting on the sidelines watching the other dancers we were out on the floor and we had a blast

- Colleen Griffen Chappelle 9/29/2016

 

Aleks is the best instructor! In couple of lessons he taught me more how to dance salsa than in other dance studio, where I spent several months taking lessons. Very good and I am looking forward for next lesson with Aleks!

- Svetlana Os 9/27/2016

 

"I was looking for help preparing for my "father of the bride" dance with my daughter at her wedding. It was obviously going to be a special moment at a special event and I wanted to be prepared. I have taken dance lessons several times through the years ... but the instructions never really stayed with me. I found Aleks online and noticed that his website said, among other things, that he "specialized" in wedding preparation dancing. 

As our daughter lived out of town, my wife accompanied me to a series of private lessons over about 2 months. Aleks was terrific! We loved him. My wife and I both agreed he was our best teacher ever, by far, not even close. Enthusiastic, positive, very encouraging, very knowledgable, and taught us in a way we could remember. We loved going to our lessons. About a month before our daughter's wedding, we went to a friends' son's wedding. I danced one dance with a friend, who turned to me and confided "it's nice to be with a man who knows how to dance!" First time I ever heard that! 

I arranged for a lesson with my daughter (who loves to dance) the week of the wedding. Her fiancé accompanied us to watch. At my suggestion, they danced their "bride and groom" dance for Aleks. He did a terrific (and tactful) job helping them  shape their dance to the music they had chosen. They danced beautifully at their wedding ... as did my daughter and me. It was just a special moment that Aleks made even more so for all of us. And you could tell he shared our excitement.

My wife and I hope to continue our private lessons with Aleks. He makes ballroom dance come alive in a fun way! Thank you, Aleks."

- P Birmingham 9/27/2016

 

Many dance instructors can teach the mechanics of dancing. Many people are satisfied with just knowing the mechanics. To take your dancing to the artist level you need someone that is more than just a dance teacher.

I have found such a person—Aleks. He has not only taken my dancing to a higher level but he has helped me redefine my purpose in dancing. When I first met Aleks, I knew that he was a rare find. I also knew that his knowledge, experience, and skills would provide me with a solid foundation for ballroom dancing. Within a short period of time of taking private lessons with Aleks, I was able to see my progress and my potential as a dancer. I am excited and honored to be competing with Aleks! I am very proud to be his student. Thank you Aleks for the confidence and for my growth on the dance floor that you have bestowed upon me!

- Hui Lin Lim

As a Valentines gift, my husband surprised me with dance lessons. From the moment we met Aleksandar, we knew we were going to have a blast. He meets everyone at their level and skillfully teaches us with outstanding music. We have signed up for many more and can't wait!

- Frank & Leslie Jaffe

It is difficult to discuss Aleks in less than superlative terms as a professional dancer and teacher. He epitomizes elegance, energy and grace . Beyond that, he is an excellent example of the American dream . His talent was identified and nurtured from an early age in his native Bulgaria. Rising progressively through dance challenges, he expanded his horizons to include international dance experiences. Five years ago, he came to the U. S. with the belief that hard work and dedication could lead to success. He pursues potential opportunities with commitment and integrity. He is well rounded and has a mature, common sense approach to addressing issues. His breath of interests and genuine caring helps him readily connect to others . He is respectful of the life experiences and talents of everyone he meets.

His love of dance is infectious. He is passionate about his art and his guidance of each of us, his students, in our personal dance journey. He is insightful in assessing each individual student’s personal goals and gently guides each of us to achieve our dreams and personal best. He tailors his teaching as he develops well-constructed short and longer terms goals. He encourages us to achieve more than we thought we ever could. I heartily recommend him as a “dance mentor” for students of all ages and levels of dance experience.

A mature woman , I am ageless when dancing with Aleks. He helps me celebrate life through the joy that dance provides. He is never demanding but convincingly provides direction and guidance through incremental steps to make me a more skilled dancer. I am pleased that he came into my life. I treasure his teaching and his friendship immensely.

- Anna Marie Buchmann

My husband and I are students of Aleksandar Bonev and we couldn't be happier. Aleks is so talented as both a dancer and teacher. He's fun, he's patient, he's caring and dancing with him is something you'll want to experience - WOW!

- Jo Ellen M.

Having Aleks as my dance teacher had given me a distinct perspective of the world of dancing. It had truly strengthened my belief that dancing is an art as well as a science. To understand and execute this concept is an ongoing and dynamic process. Aleks is a firm believer in the pure and perfect blend of art and science, showing your lines and knowing your body. This is leading me to one of my goals in life, i.e. to be a holistic dancer.

- Jovita Fuentes

Aleksandar is an amazing world class ballroom dancer and a phenomenal instructor who truly understands the needs of his students. For a professional couple with limited time, he provides very guided and structured instruction where in a few lessons we can go out dancing! He is very timely, responsive, and respectful.

- Gina Fridberg

My Fiancé and I are learning a Dance for our wedding and North Shore Dance Society have been an amazing teacher. They are very professional and super fun to learn from.

- Arden & Mark Pangandian

Aleksandar is a lovely dance instructor. He answered my request in looking for a local instructor promptly and I had an uplifting sessions with him. Thank you, Aleksandar, for a great lessons and wonderful support.

- Jacqueline S.

Aleksandar Bonev is a wonderful teacher. A pleasure to be able to do lessons in our home.

- Ira & Anna Shapira

Everything was terrific. Aleks is very professional, talented, patient, knowledgeable and warm. I couldn't be more delighted to have found him. He did a great job assessing my goals and moving the lesson forward at the pace that was appropriate for me.

- Lisa Oldson

Lessons are fun yet challenging. My husband has no prior dance experience but I am a former dancer - both of us are having fun, learning so much and getting better every lesson! Aleks is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend North Shore Dance lessons to anyone.

- Mark & Melissa Buchmann

I've wanted to take ballroom lessons for a while and I'm glad Aleksandar is my teacher. He's very patient and uplifting. I'm looking forward to more dance lessons with him.

- Edna Heqimi

Many dance instructors can teach the mechanics of dancing. Many people are satisfied with just knowing the mechanics. To take your dancing to the artist level you need someone that is more than just a dance teacher.

I have found such a person—Aleks. He has not only taken my dancing to a higher level but he has helped me redefine my purpose in dancing. When I first met Aleks, I knew that he was a rare find. I also knew that his knowledge, experience, and skills would provide me with a solid foundation for ballroom dancing. Within a short period of time of taking private lessons with Aleks, I was able to see my progress and my potential as a dancer. I am excited and honored to be competing with Aleks! I am very proud to be his student. Thank you Aleks for the confidence and for my growth on the dance floor that you have bestowed upon me!

- Hui Lin Lim

As a Valentines gift, my husband surprised me with dance lessons. From the moment we met Aleksandar, we knew we were going to have a blast. He meets everyone at their level and skillfully teaches us with outstanding music. We have signed up for many more and can't wait!

- Frank & Leslie Jaffe

It is difficult to discuss Aleks in less than superlative terms as a professional dancer and teacher. He epitomizes elegance, energy and grace . Beyond that, he is an excellent example of the American dream . His talent was identified and nurtured from an early age in his native Bulgaria. Rising progressively through dance challenges, he expanded his horizons to include international dance experiences. Five years ago, he came to the U. S. with the belief that hard work and dedication could lead to success. He pursues potential opportunities with commitment and integrity. He is well rounded and has a mature, common sense approach to addressing issues. His breath of interests and genuine caring helps him readily connect to others . He is respectful of the life experiences and talents of everyone he meets.

His love of dance is infectious. He is passionate about his art and his guidance of each of us, his students, in our personal dance journey. He is insightful in assessing each individual student’s personal goals and gently guides each of us to achieve our dreams and personal best. He tailors his teaching as he develops well-constructed short and longer terms goals. He encourages us to achieve more than we thought we ever could. I heartily recommend him as a “dance mentor” for students of all ages and levels of dance experience.

A mature woman , I am ageless when dancing with Aleks. He helps me celebrate life through the joy that dance provides. He is never demanding but convincingly provides direction and guidance through incremental steps to make me a more skilled dancer. I am pleased that he came into my life. I treasure his teaching and his friendship immensely.

- Anna Marie Buchmann

My husband and I are students of Aleksandar Bonev and we couldn't be happier. Aleks is so talented as both a dancer and teacher. He's fun, he's patient, he's caring and dancing with him is something you'll want to experience - WOW!

- Jo Ellen M.

Having Aleks as my dance teacher had given me a distinct perspective of the world of dancing. It had truly strengthened my belief that dancing is an art as well as a science. To understand and execute this concept is an ongoing and dynamic process. Aleks is a firm believer in the pure and perfect blend of art and science, showing your lines and knowing your body. This is leading me to one of my goals in life, i.e. to be a holistic dancer.

- Jovita Fuentes

Aleksandar is an amazing world class ballroom dancer and a phenomenal instructor who truly understands the needs of his students. For a professional couple with limited time, he provides very guided and structured instruction where in a few lessons we can go out dancing! He is very timely, responsive, and respectful.

- Gina Fridberg

My Fiancé and I are learning a Dance for our wedding and North Shore Dance Society have been an amazing teacher. They are very professional and super fun to learn from.

- Arden & Mark Pangandian

Aleksandar is a lovely dance instructor. He answered my request in looking for a local instructor promptly and I had an uplifting sessions with him. Thank you, Aleksandar, for a great lessons and wonderful support.

- Jacqueline S.

Aleksandar Bonev is a wonderful teacher. A pleasure to be able to do lessons in our home.

- Ira & Anna Shapira

Everything was terrific. Aleks is very professional, talented, patient, knowledgeable and warm. I couldn't be more delighted to have found him. He did a great job assessing my goals and moving the lesson forward at the pace that was appropriate for me.

- Lisa Oldson

Lessons are fun yet challenging. My husband has no prior dance experience but I am a former dancer - both of us are having fun, learning so much and getting better every lesson! Aleks is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend North Shore Dance lessons to anyone.

- Mark & Melissa Buchmann

I've wanted to take ballroom lessons for a while and I'm glad Aleksandar is my teacher. He's very patient and uplifting. I'm looking forward to more dance lessons with him.

- Edna Heqimi