Classes & information



Dance classes offer a number of benefits that can help your child grow and develop in a variety of ways. At KIO Dance in East Lansing, MI, we strive to provide a strong caring environment to help encourage this growth. With our wide variety of classes, your child will have ample opportunity to explore their interests and discover which style is right for them. Read more about the classes we offer! We offer recreational and competitive classes for all ages and levels of ability. For our competitive program, we do not do auditions, we do evaluations. Dancers are put in the appropriate level for their ability and everyone gets a chance to dance and compete.

Parent/student Portal

We have adopted a new studio office service with a great vendor called Class Manager. They provide a powerful online registration platform with effective communication tools and much more. They help take care of the logistics so studios can keep their focus on what matters most — engaging with their students and fostering their love for dance. This makes for a seamless experience with registering, billing, and communication. See the link below to login into the portal.

Training & Instruction

Our dance studio is home to the best and brightest instructors in the Greater Lansing area. With experience spanning decades and unparalleled talent, you’ll find incredible leadership and guidance in our dance instructors. A primary responsibility of dance teachers is technical instruction. However, this task does not simply involve demonstrating a particular technical skill, then having the dancers perform it. Rather, instruction is a complex interaction of physical, motor, psychological, and communication skills that occur between the dance teacher and dancers. As a result of this complexity, the education of teachers in the learning process is essential for sound teaching and effective skill acquisition. Our staff is always learning and developing new ways to train and instruct.

Master classes & Conventions

We are lucky enough to have some of the industries best come into our studio and do master classes. From Markus Shields, Anthony & Staci Lo Cascio, Brandon Girouard, Phil Orsano, Ashley Payne, Dr. Ew, and Ian Klein we have had some of the best in dance do master classes on-site in studio. We go yearly to Wild Dance intensive and Radix Dance Convention. Both our students and instructors receive training from the best in the industry. A very valuable opportunity.

General class level guidelines

KIO! Tinys = Ages 3 – 4

Mini Dancers = Ages 5 -7

Junior Dancers = Ages 8 – 10

Pre-Teen Dancers = Ages 11 – 13

Teen Dancers = Ages 14 -17

Adult Dancers = Ages 18+

Recreational Dance Schedule

We offer Recreational Dance for all ages 3 through Adult. We offer Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, and Creative Movement. We do offer some combo classes as well. With our adult classes you can do drop in classes.

Important Studio Information

All important information for the full dance season, from the holiday performance, class attire, Picture day, Dress/rehearsal, and Safety/Etiquette guidelines.

Tuition Pricing

Details on our tuition pricing, fees, and the KIO Referral program.

Competitive Team Schedule & information

Contact us for more information or if you want to schedule a private evaluation.

Dance Class Descriptions

We offer classes for children aged 3 years and up, at all ability levels, from beginner to competitive dancer. We’re confident that there’s a dance class for you here at KIO Dance studio. See descriptions of classes, visit our studio for a free class!

Yoga & Ballet Alternatives with Suzanne Wingate

Suzanne Wingate offers her own adult program for Yoga and Ballet. She offers classes on Friday or Sunday nights.

Salsa dance with Xosé López

Originally from Vigo Spain, he has more than 17 years of experience in Latin Dance, attending, teaching, and performing in dance congresses. His education comprises of Salsa, Bachata, Chachacha, Merengue, and also notions of afrocuban dances. Come try a class with him, He has amazing energy and passion for dance!

Summer classes & camps

During the summer we offer classes for when most people have more time to focus on skills and technique. Keeping your body active and conditioned. A good time to explore new styles and new teachers.

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”

Train, Dance, Perform

If you cannot find the information you need, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or call (517) 582-6784

Try a Class on Us

At our dance studio, we focus on a strict but loving approach, driven to help anyone thrive through dance classes and performance. We believe in a positive, nurturing method of teaching. A great part of our instruction is building confidence so that we can mold a great dancer, but most of all, a strong individual that can learn to do almost anything!

Practice, passion, and dedication are the tenets of our dance studio. KIO will be a complete facility with all aspects of competitive dance and exceptional training. We also offer a recreational program, from babies to adult. Our dance classes include tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, tumbling, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre, and so much more. Join KIO Dance Studio today!

The advantages of dance

There are so many reasons why dance is important to the health and development of our young people. Above all, children need to move! Any way to get kids moving on their feet is a must (especially in a digital era). Dance burns calories, strengthens muscles, improves balance, increases flexibility, and gives the heart a good workout. Dance has also been proven to increase cognitive development. Current research documents the importance of exercise on the brain and supports what dancers have always known – the body and mind are connected in vital ways.

Physical fitness

Dance workouts help you gain Physical fitness by incorporating high and low intensity intervals. These intervals challenge your heart rate and make you sweat, and you burn calories throughout the entire class. Gaining strength and endurance.


Muscular strength from Dance provides support to the joints for the dancer so as not to compromise alignment and to increase position stability. This allows the dancer the ability to maintain the position for longer.


Dance cardio is a hybrid of dance choreography and cardio exercises set to music, creating a heart-pumping workout to keep your body in constant motion. It’s the type of exercise that feels more like a party than anything else. Don’t be fooled though: this is a body-burning experience.




Front Desk H0urs

Monday-Thursday: 5pm – 7pm

Friday:  no hours

Saturday: 10am – Noon

Sunday: no hours

(If you need to Speak with Denise or Jody, contact us to set an appointment)

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