Competitive Dance Information





KIO! 2017-2018 Competitive Team 

Minis – Gabe Heusinkveld, Emma O’Shea, Sarah O’Shea, Lelah Sleight


Juniors – Vanessa Broughman, Kasara Cabrera, Eliana DeLaCruz, Gabe Heusinkveld, Madeleine McAuley, Ruby Mills, Yvette Mitchell, Makenna Morgan, Emma O’Shea, Corina Seymour, Lelah Sleight, Jordan Taylor, Ashlee Walker, Corinne Williams-Hough, Makenna Woodworth


Pre-Teens –  Vanessa Broughman, Kasara Cabrera, Addison Cohen, Eliana DeLaCruz, Keely Heusinkveld, Katie Kempel, Payton Keck, Yvette Mitchell, Kasinda Ridi, Adriana Seymour, Corina Seymour, Leah Vissers








Our Team focus at KIO!:

  1. Working with team mates is key for success.
  2. Performing in front of an audience can be fun and help with building confidence.
  3. Gracefully receiving feedback is necessary and using that feedback for improvement is important.
  4. Appreciation for dance as an art and understanding the competition experience is about growing as a dancer through skill and maturity.
  5. Displaying sportsmanlike conduct at all times is very important.
  6. The art of dance translates into valuable skills and friendships that will last a lifetime!



Competitive dance is for the dedicated dancer that is able and willing to put in their time & energy that is necessary for success.  Our team travels regionally 3 times and out of state once a year for a national event.

  • DANCER LEVEL OF COMMITMENT weekly practice: Minis approximately 3-5 hours weekly (2-3 days) , Junior, Pre-Teen, Teen and Adult approximately 4 – 7+ hours weekly (2-4 days). There is also a possibility of additional practice time if necessary.  If you cannot commit then please consider non-competitive dance classes.  Team group classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.


  • Competitive dancers must be enrolled in and attending ballet, technique, leaps & turns as well as strength & conditioning classes.


  • Team workshops are required for all members as are regional competitions unless otherwise noted.    We attend at least one workshop per season.  Nationals is required for all team members.


Workshop & Competition Schedule 2017-2018 * Subject to change!
October 28, 2017 – In studio Quest Intensive Workshop

March 10 – 11 Swartz Creek, MI – PRODUCTION & SELECT NUMBERS ONLY!

April 13 – 15 Howell, MI –  ALL NUMBERS

May 4 – 6 Walled Lake, MI –  ALL NUMBERS

May 18 – 20 Grand Rapids, MI – ALL NUMBERS

Nationals June or July 2018 – Pending Date & Location

KIO Customer testimonials

We will be entering our 3rd season with KIO and love it more every year. My daughter’s footwork, turns, leaps, and everything had to be corrected from another studio. And her skills really have improved! My daughter is not the same dancer I brought through the Kick It Out doors. She’s better by a 1,000%. In fact my son is now dancing competitively for KIO. KIO is really a second home to my kids and many others. It’s a great place to take your kiddos for dance, be it recreational or competitive.
Tracy and Josh Heusinkveld

Get In Touch with us at KIO

  Address: 1760 East Grand River Avenue

  Phone: 517-582-6784

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