To provide students of all ages with the skills they need to enjoy dance & tumbling for a lifetime.
Victoria Szeplaki holds a BFA in Dance Education from the University of the Arts, with Training in the Vaganova/Kirov Syllabus, and a degree in Elementary Education from Caldwell College with Advanced Standng.
Victoria holds a Level 3 Certification (highest level) in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT).
Victoria studied extensively with Gabriella Taub Darvash in the Vaganova/Kirov Curriculum, in NYC. Victoria also studied at the Broadway Dance center, NYC, Burklyn Ballet Theater in Vermont, Pennsylvania School of Ballet, Philadelphia, and New jersey School of Ballet. Her instructors included Frank Hatchett, Judith Fugate, Cherie Noble, Lupe Serrano and many more.
Her vast performing experience includes Whitney Ballet Company, Burklyn Ballet Company, and Classical Ballet of Northern Virginia. Jazz and Tap performances in "Las Vegas Revue", "Best of Broadway", and "World Cruising Tour" in Japan.
Her Musical Theater experience includes shows such as Will Rogers Follies, Fiddler on the Roof and Funny Girl at the Bucks County Playhouse.
Victoria's teaching experience includes over 30 years of teaching dance throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including being on the faculty of Broadway Dance Center with Frank Hatchett and the University of the Arts with Andrew Pap.
Victoria was the Artistic Director of the Allworthy School of Dance located in Flemington NJ for 10 years. She has been, and currently is, the Director of the River Ballet Company for 20 years. Victoria is a Paraprofessional at Lambertville Public School
Miss Lucy holds a Bachelor's in Theater Arts and a Master's in Education from Farleigh Dickson University. She has performed Off-Broadway in the Beginnings workshop and regionally in musicals, plays, concerts and operas throughout NJ, NY and PA.
She currently teaches dance, acting, voice, piano and directs children's theatre at several studios & theaters throughout NJ and PA, and is an evaluator for the Rising Stars Awards and the Summer Theater Director for the Perkiomen School.
She is a teacher at Delaware Township school, where she runs the DTS Dance Academy, DTS Jr. Thespian Society, and DTS Dramatics.
Miss Lucy is so excited to be teaching at Kidz Gym & Dance
Miss Dot grew up the daughter of a ballet teacher and studied at Broadway Dance Center and the Legacy Company for 8 years. She is trained in Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz, Acro and Musical Theater.
Currently she is furthering her education at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where she is majoring in dance.
Miss Dot graduated from Delaware Vally Regional High school where she was a part of the International Thespian Society, performing in several productions as an ensemble dancer for 4 years and as a dance captain for 2 years.
Miss Dot is so excited to join the staff at Kidz Gym & Dance to share her knowledge and love for dance & tumbling to her students.
Miss Samantha is a lifelong performer of musical theatre and dance with over 20 years of training and experience in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, acro, musical theatre, acting and the aerial arts. During college she trained under the direction of Lisa Grimes of Freespace Dance Company.
Miss Samantha trained in the aerial arts where she quickly excelled at the format and added it to her teaching repertoire. She has taught various dance and musical theatre classes previous years to children of all ages at both Kelsea's Performing Arts Center and Raising the Barre Performing Arts Center, where she gained experience teaching acrobatic dance in accordance with the Acrobatic Arts curriculum. She also spent her time working as a choreographer, musical director and stage manager for multiple Junior musicals at these studios.
Miss Samantha also holds numerous certifications in Pure Barre which deepens her understanding of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology allowing her to deliver safe and effective exercise to all fitness levels.
Miss Samantha is excited to share her passion for dance and movement with Kidz Gym & Dance Students.
My daughter absolutely loves ballet class here. She wakes up every Saturday and asks if it’s ballet day. Miss Vickie is wonderful with the kids and you can tell she loves teaching them. I’m so glad we found this studio. Miss Vickie is welcoming and it’s such a happy place. We love Kidz Gym and Dance and you will too!!!
After recently moving to the area and found Kidz Gym and reached out to Vickie. She answered all my questions promptly and thoroughly. My 6yr old daughter has now been going here about 6 months and loves it. She's tried ballet, acro and loves all the teachers. They make it both fun and rewarding.
After trying many dance studios, we found the perfect fit for our 6-year-old daughter. She has been dancing and tumbling at Kidz Gym & Dance since she was 4. She LOVES the atmosphere, the instructors, the friendships, and the opportunities for performance. She currently is enrolled in a ballet/tap class and a tumbling class. The confidence she has gained and her body awareness is the most beautiful thing to watch. We love Miss Vickie and we love that competition is not a part of the art.
My three-year-old takes ballet and tap at Kidz Gym and Dance, and our family loves the whole experience! As a former dancer, the studio checks off all the boxes I would hope to have for my daughters dance education and more. Kidz Gym and Dance has a warm and welcoming atmosphere where dancers of all abilities are included and accepted. I love how each dancer is greeted upon walking in the door and made to feel like they belong. TGlobal Footerhe themes for the preschool ballet classes are so fun and make each class magical. There are also many opportunities for performances. We look forward to class each week! I strongly recommend this studio!!