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.

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!

Experience the Magic of Bollywood Dance!

FREE CLASS SATURDAY 09/16 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, and 09/23 will be 9:00 AM to 10:00 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. Starting Saturday November 4th is when these classes will begin.  Check us out and be part of the Bollywood magic!

Salsa is back on Saturday September 30th FREE CLASS

Salsa is a syncretic dance form with origins from Cuba as the meeting point of Spanish (European) and African cultures. Salsa is normally a partner dance, although there are recognized solo forms such as solo dancing ‘suelta’ and ‘Rueda de Casino’ where multiple couples exchange partners in a circle. Salsa can be improvised or performed with a set routine. Join Xose Lopez for a 4 week session, starting Thursday October 5th, 8:00PM to 9:00PM.

Ballroom class with Mason Shaw

Waltz and Foxtrot are great basic ballroom steps to build a strong base in order to learn all styles of ballroom styles. Perhaps try East coast or West coast swing as well once you get through some classes. Our schedule will be out in early to mid September.


Bring a Friend Week! Your friend can join the dance fun! 9/25 – 9/28  Dance parent must sign a waiver, Pick one up at the front desk.

Next Salsa Session starting Thursday October 5th!

Sign up now for the next session with Xose before it fills up. We will be cutting off at 25 students this session. Thursday nights October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

“Got that Power!” 
Great recap of our 2023 Recital

Special thanks to all the dancers and volunteers that participated this past year. We are blessed to have such amazing and loyal staff, dance families, and studio volunteers. We could not put on such a great show without you all! Can’t wait till next year to see everyone celebrate their dances. Click the button below to see a short recap!

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!








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.

Youth Protection Association for Dance

      The YPAD™ Certification process was created to help individuals, studio owners, event owners, and their staff gain the tools and practice the knowledge for safeguarding capacity-building. Pursuing YPAD™ Certification shows your commitment to...

Welcoming Zumba instructor – Karley Abramson

Karley has been dancing for over 30 years.  She started teaching Zumba in 2007 at the University of Michigan and has since taught in a variety of places in Ann Arbor, Washington DC, and State College, PA.  She is currently certified in Zumba and Zumba Step.  In...

Compassionate Coaches TAOS

The Compassionate Coach curriculum was developed by The Army of Survivors in partnership with athletes and athlete survivors of abuse as well as leading experts in institutional courage, trauma-informed care, and player-centered coaching. This 8-week virtual...

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