About Sam Smith School of Dance

The Sam Smith School of Dance was opened by Miss Sam Smith in 1993 and quickly grew because of Miss Sam’s infectious love of dance and passion for life! In 2014, the studio was purchased by Karen Frampton who had known and worked with Miss Sam for many years prior. Miss Karen is a graduate of Dance Masters of America’s Teacher Training School and is certified by written and practical examination to teach all forms of dance. She grew up taking dance at a local Western New York studio from the age of 5 and began teaching her own classes in high school. Miss Karen is experienced in teaching all ages and levels of dance and has also choreographed for several local high schools’ musicals. She makes it a point to attend several dance conventions each year to stay current in her technical approach and to learn the most recent trends in choreography. Most recently, and as illustrated by the reception of numerous awards, the studio has established a reputation for its professionalism, age-appropriate material, sportsmanship, and overall technical instruction.

Miss Karen also has a Master’s degree in speech-language pathology and is a New York State licensed speech-language pathologist. Miss Karen’s diverse and numerous experiences with children make her an expert in child development and an ideal choice to be your child’s dance instructor.


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