Ricky has been dancing since he was 11, starting off in musical theater and moving to his two more specialized areas Tap and Hip Hop. In college he studied under the teaching of renowned Sherrie Barr and received a Minor degree in Modern Dance from Michigan State University. At college, and through this program, is where Ricky learned that dance was more of an art form and can impact communities at large. He has really taken his movement style and uniquely developed it to help others, as well to have recreational fun. He has been teaching dance classes, Hip Hop and Modern mostly, for 5 years now to college aged students, so he is very excited to get the opportunity to use his skills and style at the Kick It Out dance studio for fresh dancers learning their art form. Ricky now is currently in Graduate School, at MSU, for Rehabilitation Counseling and Kinesiology (specializing in adaptive sports). He plans to use his dance career and his education to bring dance to individuals with disabilities, but to also use dance as a tool to bring communities together in a more inclusive setting. He is also the Vice President, for 3 years now, for the Modern Dance Company of MSU, Orchesis. Ricky will be instructing boys hip hop classes, and adult modern at KIO.
KIO Customer testimonials
Very welcoming. The staff and dancers are all very friendly and helpful.
Kristina Seymour, Kristina Seymour
Love it!!! Friendly environment. Family orientated. Excellent instructors! I highly recommend this studio.
Tracy Heusinkveld, Tracy Heusinkveld
The best dance studio my daughter has ever attended KIO forever she will be !!
Melisa Keck, Melisa Keck
"Excellent place to dance or to have your kids dance!!!!!!" My daughter has learned so much in the 2 years she has been dancing. I'm so greatful to the owner and instructors. She's made a lot of friends and has learned great team work skills.
Derek and Sara Mills, Derek and Sara Mills
I just went to sign Alyce, my 3 year old up for dance and everyone there at Kick It Out was amazingly nice even though we came on a really busy day!!! Both Alyce and I are really excited for her to start!!!
Samantha Fase, Samantha Fase
This dance studio is fantastic and the staff is amazing! I would definitely recommend everyone to check it out!
Rosie Benson, Rosie Benson
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