Here at Leslie's Dance Studio we strive to provide our students with the best possible training in dance in a safe, fun, family atmosphere. To introduce and explore the art of dance in an environment that is both nurturing and positive. It is our goal that each one of our students will enter a class eager and optimistic about what they will learn and leave each class feeling good about what they have accomplished. Whether our students have aspirations to dance for years to come or dance for the pure benefit of exercise and pleasure, we hope all will be inspired and educated by our expert and enthusiastic staff.
Leslie Bakaric has had an exciting and rewarding professional career in the entertainment industry. Working as a professional dancer, she has traveled across the United Sates starring with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Wayne Newton, George Burns, Walter Matthau, Ann Margaret, Ben Vereen, Kenny Rogers, Donald Trump, Gregory Peck, Alan King, Liza Minelli, and Liz Taylor, to name a few. Leslie became a Radio City Music Hall "Rockette" and worked with them for seven years in New York City appearing annually in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, on Good Morning America, and in many TV specials and commercials. The Rockettes also performed at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe. She left New York to join "the biggest show in the world", "Hello Hollywood Hello", at the MGM Grand in Reno, Nevada for two years. Returning home to South Jersey, she worked at Trump's Castle in "Glitter" and in numerous other casino production revues. Miss Leslie incorporates her immensely varied background of theater, dance, and music in her teaching techniques. Her love of children combined with her love of dance have contributed greatly to her success as a dance instructor.
Sarah Jane Acampora is a graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with an Associates of Science Degree in TV and Broadcasting where she won "Best Portfolio." Professionally, she has danced in several major productions around the U.S. in cities like Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Orlando, San Diego, Syracuse, NYC, and Atlantic City. Sarah has choreographed for numerous charity events, Northfield Community School's productions, and has choreographed more than 20 productions for The Margate Players. This past year she hit the stage again at the new Hard Rock Casino Resort in a Motown Tribute show called, "Motor City Live" which continued to go on tour. She was then cast in the Hard Rock's latest production called "Disco Live" which is currently running here in Atlantic City and Washington D.C. She has been teaching and choreographing in her mother's footsteps since high school and has loved every moment of it and finds it rewarding to pass on her enthusiasm and love to her students.