KICKS Dance Studio

KICKS DANCE STUDIO is a family operated business that has been proudly serving Markham and the surrounding area for 34 years! KICKS is also proud to be serving the community of Mount Albert with its’ second location! Voted the #1 dance studio, KICKS has earned a solid reputation for providing high-quality dance education in a nurturing and positive environment. Studio owners and directors, Mrs. Courtney Drake and Ms. Jo-Ann Ko, are a hardworking mother daughter team that pride themselves in offering quality dance programs for girls and boys, ages 3 and up. Recreational and competitive classes include Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Acro, Musical Theatre, Mini Dance, Contemporary, Pointe, Conditioning, and Technique.

Empowering Youth

The studio’s foundation is built from a very talented, highly qualified team of dance educators, building self-esteem, confidence, musical appreciation as well as instilling a passion for dance in its students.

7 Years on Top

Dancers from KICKS have been awarded and featured for their many accomplishments in dance. They have competed on Team Canada, earning gold and silver medals at the World Championships. They have also performed on the Olympic Torch Performance Team, on the Toronto Raptors Lil Ballas, and in various films and Broadway shows. KICKS is also very proud of its’ award-winning Competitive Dance Team.

Powered by Passion.


KICKS Dance Studio has been instrumental in solidifying the passion for dance in our children! The high level of expectation is met with a very positive approach to instill a balanced environment for our children as they build strength and skill. It is no wonder that KICKS continues to be awarded “The TOP Choice” award!

The Guido Family
(KICKS Parents)

Ask us a question!


What genres of dance do you offer?
We teach a wide variety of dance classes! We have classes in: ballet, tap, jazz, acro, hip hop, musical theatre, contemporary, lyrical, stretching, and conditioning.
How long are each of the dance classes?
Classes range from 30-90 minutes depending on the class. Check out our schedule for more details.
Do you offer summer programs?
We sure do! We have camps for ages 3-4 and 5-10. With dancing, crafts, themes and much more, we always have a lot of fun. We have more information on our Summer pages.
What is the current dance schedule?
You can find our latest dance class schedule using the menu above for the respective location.
How do I register?
You can register in person at one of our studios during registration days or you can register online. For competitive programs, please call us to book your assessment.
What do you offer for birthdays?
We can host a birthday they won't forget! With dance classes, gifts, party hostess and many themes available, KICKS is a great place to be for their special day (boys or girls!). For full details, check out our Birthday Pages using the location menus above.