Kick It Out! – It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.

“Where everyone has a chance to dance.” Our Mission is to provide a wholesome environment that fosters moral values and integrity through dance. Promote and display positive self-awareness and modesty, operating with an approach to cultivate family values through respect, diligence, courage, and strength.

Special Zumba event - Taylor Swift Only songs!!

Join us for this special Zumba Taylor Swift event! All Zumba routines by Karley Abramson set to only Taylor Swift Songs. 

It will be a Cosmic glow event!! So wear your neon or anything that will glow.

Saturday February 24th, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Cost is $10.00 per person or you can use 2 fitness punches on your fitness card.  Email your song suggestions to Karley at [email protected].

Free session of Salsa and Bachata! with Xosé López

Enjoy a chance to try a free session of Bachata and Salsa with Xose Lopez! Learn the basics in preparation for his next 4 week Salsa classes. Salsa and bachata are danced to different types of music. Salsa is usually danced in a forward-backward motion instead of side-to-side like bachata. Salsa is generally danced further apart than bachata. There are differences in the type of body movement. Salsa is more energetic and bachata is more sensual.

Saturday – February 24th  2pm to 4pm

First hour 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm BACHATA

Second hour 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm SALSA


Join Cina Silvey for class!! WERQ is the wildly addictive cardio dance fitness class based on trending pop and hip- hop music. WERQ is a pre-choreographed workout with new routines made available weekly. With hundreds of choreography videos, WERQ Instructors have the power to create unique playlists based on routines designed by high-caliber WERQ choreographers. Reserve your spot today! Enjoy the COSMIC GLOW FITNESS PARTY

5 Week Session Drama & Acting with Jazlyn Dingfelder

Welcome to the world of Drama and Acting! Join us for an exciting 5-week session with Jazlyn Dingfelder, where we explore the magic of theater. Our classes, designed for ages 9-13, will take place every Tuesday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm starting February 20th through March 19th. Immerse yourself in the exploration of theater literature, performance, historical and cultural connections, and technical requirements. Through improvisation, creative dramatics, and beginning scene work, we will introduce you to the art of acting and character development. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to unleash your creativity and develop your acting skills. Reserve your spot today!

4 Week Session Tumbling with Karina Polovka

Sunday Tumbling classes with Karina, two levels will be offered, Beginner and Intermediate. The two Classes are 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM (beginner) and 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM (intermediate) on Sunday February 11th, 25th, March 10th, and March 24th. Students are introduced to basic tumbling positions including pike, tuck, straddle.  Forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels complete this early beginner’s tumbling vocabulary.  Attention to details such as alignment, flexibility, strength and safety are emphasized.  This structured class will teach gym safety, and will encourage self-confidence, listening skills, and social skills in a fun, interactive environment. At the Intermediate level, Students continue honing their basic tumbling skills.  More conditioning exercises are introduced.  Strength and conditioning skills are taught to develop body strength. Large safety mats are routinely used to allow students more repetitions on a soft and safe forgiving surface.

Experience the Magic of Bollywood Dance!

Classes every Saturday morning 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 

Kick It Out Dance Studio is thrilled to introduce our new Bollywood Dance classes on Saturdays! Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, energetic moves, and infectious beats of Bollywood. Led by renowned dancer Swathi Chitrapu, these classes will take you on a journey through the rich cultural heritage of India while giving you a fantastic workout. Join us every Saturday morning from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM as we dance, have fun, and create beautiful memories. Check us out and be part of the Bollywood magic!

You can still enroll for classes at KIO Dance Studio

Are you ready to kick off your dancing journey? At KIO Dance Studio, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to express themselves through dance, music, or fitness. Whether you’re looking to enroll in our Mini/Junior classes, Saturday Mini and Tumbling classes, or our exciting Bollywood class, we have openings just for you! Discover the magic of Bollywood dance and immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and energetic moves. Join us every Saturday morning for a class and be a part of the Bollywood magic. Enroll today and reserve your spot!

KIO (Kick It Out) Dance Studio
Watch the Phoenix and our Competitive team RISE!!

Join our exceptional competition dance team as we prepare for the new upcoming season at KIO Dance Studio! Our highly talented dancers are ready to showcase their skills and amaze you with their talent. With a passion for dance and a commitment to hard work, our team is dedicated to delivering outstanding performances and creating unforgettable memories. Join us on this exciting journey and become part of the KIO Dance Family, where you have the opportunity to unleash your true potential. Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of our vibrant community. Enroll today and let your dancing dreams come to life!

“KIO feels like home, it’s so nice!”
Check out our facility…

Join us at KIO (Kick It Out) Dance Studio, where we believe in providing extraordinary opportunities for everyone to express themselves through the art of dance, music, and fitness. Immerse yourself in the joy of movement with our Mini Dance classes or discover the exciting world of tumbling with our carefully curated levels of Tumbling classes. Experience the enchantment of Bollywood dance with our new Saturday morning classes. Regardless of your skill level, our team of highly skilled instructors will guide you on an unforgettable journey through the realms of dance and acrobatics. Enroll today and become a cherished member of the vibrant KIO family, where every individual has the chance to unleash their true potential!

Kick It Out!

Since 2012, now 11 years
KIO has been kickin it!

Join us and try a class.

Dance is not only a wonderful way to express yourself but also a fantastic spare time activity, build social skills, and a great workout.

Kick It Out! LLC founded in 2012, began instructing classes in a 1,000 square foot site and started with 0 students that grew to 14 dance students the first year, and we doubled each year for the next 4. We have grown into a 4,400 square foot facility in East Lansing, MI with three dance studio rooms with custom built Marley floors, spacious lobby, and a kitchen.

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KIO Competitive Dance

  • Working with, respecting teammates, director, and instructors are important for success.
  • Hard work and dedication are necessary for a well-rounded teammate.
  • Performing in front of an audience can be fun and help with building confidence.
  • Gracefully receiving feedback is necessary and using that feedback for all around improvement is important.
  • Appreciation for dance as an art and understanding the competition experience is about growing as a dancer through experience, skill, and maturity.
  • Practice makes progress; no two dancers will progress the same.
  • Displaying sportsmanlike conduct is important at all times.
  • Dance team experience translates into valuable life skills & helps to form relationships that will last a lifetime!

Competitive Team Sponsor: Farm Bureau Insurance

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Competitive Team Sponsor: Champion Buick GMC Brighton

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Competitive Team Sponsor: Spartan Dental Lab

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Come in and check out one of our Fitness classes!
Plenty of options and great instructors!

We have Zumba, Pound Fitness, WERQ, Yoga, DanceFit, Swole (Circuit Training), and Zumba Flow. KIO has amazing Fitness instructors, come meet and try a class with Swathi, Danielle, Michelle, Allie/Katie, Shawnthea, and Kaye.

Latest Blog & Articles

At Kick It Out, we always have stuff going on and interesting things about Dance, Music, and Fitness. See it all here, just a few things going on and maybe some interesting articles.

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