Carly Smith


Carly is a graduate of Manhattan High and is currently a student at K-State majoring in Anthropology. Teaching dance has been a life long dream of hers, and she is thrilled to be making that dream come true here at Bates Dance Studios. She has devoted over a decade to the studio; taking many years of jazz, ballet, tumbling, pointe, hip hop, tap, lyrical, and contemporary.

Having taken hip hop as a young student, Carly rediscovered a love for the style her senior year. She also found that she has a passion for contemporary dance and truly enjoys expressing herself through this style. 

Carly loves teaching the 3 year old students, pre-dance, mini hip hop, and beg. jazz classes and continues to share her love of dance with them.