I grew up spending a few hours a week with Vicki - mostly in her dance studio, some on her porch and in her kitchen, some at the barn with the horses and jogging along the dirt roads. She invested in me. She shared herself with me. She opened up her life to me. She supported me - always celebrating what was inside me and what came out of me. She encouraged me to become more and to trust the greatness within me. Space, time, shape, and motion were the concepts that opened up a world of creativity and expression and art to me. She was tough and emphasized discipline, but in a way that lifted me up and got me excited about growth. She was gentle and kind, in a way that made me feel powerful and important. I have carried so many lessons with me through the years that she taught me: "don't be sorry, just fix it!" and "no 'buts' - just try it and turn it into something else." Vicki Dills is a gem! Anytime a child spends with her is priceless. I am going to bring my own children to her soon.