About KICKS Dance Studio

KICKS DANCE STUDIO is a family operated business that has been proudly serving Markham and the surrounding area for 33 years! Voted the #1 dance studio in Markham, Ontario, KICKS has earned a solid reputation for providing high-quality dance education in a nurturing and positive environment.



Studio owners and directors, Mrs. Jo-Ann Bryson-Ko and Mrs. Courtney Drake 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, Jumps & Turns, Improv & Adult Classes.

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.

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, and have danced in various films, tv shows, Broadway shows, and commercials. KICKS is also the home studio of the Toronto Raptors Lil Ballas Dance Team, who perform centre court for 20,000 fans at the Air Canada Centre!

KICKS plays an important part in the community by supporting and performing at many fundraising events. Several students are also recipients of the Sport & Recreation Wall of Fame awarded by the City of Markham for their years of success in dance.

 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