Welcome toAlton Street Dance Studio

Alton Street Dance (ASD) was founded in 2006 by owner & instructor Elizabeth Cammarata. At Alton Street Dance we are committed to creating a positive and nurturing environment for all our students, their parents/guardians and our staff.

ASD started on Alton St. in Arlington Center in 2006. During the summer of 2021 ASD moved to a beautifully renovated location on iconic Mass Ave. The studio, maybe, is in a different location, but the same high-quality dance education is still being proudly offered!

We offer a wide variety of both recreational and competitive dance classes for children three years of age through high school.

Classes are 45 minutes to an hour long with the exception of a Preschool Creative Movement dance class, which is 35 minutes long, and our 2-hour Combo classes.

When the schedule permits, private lessons may be scheduled.

We are proud to welcome school students from nearby Greater Boston towns including Arlington, Burlington, Lexington, Medford, Stoneham, Winchester and Woburn to our dance studio.

 

* Please note that ASD follows the Arlington Public Schools for inclement weather CLOSINGS.

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Our dance year runs September through May with a Recital showcasing our student’s talents at the end of the year.

Our dress code and shoes requirements

Pajama pants, sweat pants, baggy t-shirts sweatshirts, and hats are not proper dance attire.

A proper dress code is required so the instructor could see and correct proper body alignment and help prevent injury.

Read more Studio requirements >>>

Where to purchase dance shoe and attire?

ASD highly recommends our friends at “Dance This Way” in Concord,

“Capezio” in Wellesley, or “On Your Toes” in Peabody for all your dance wear needs.

The list of suggested dance stores. If you discover another great place to purchase dance shoes and attire, please let us know so we can add it to our list.

See the list >>>

Important Dates 2024-2025

The studio follows Arlington Public Schools for inclement weather closings. Please check the studio’s Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date closings or schedule changes.

Important Dates: (subject to change without notice)

  • September 5 – Classes Begin!

  • October 14 – Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day – Studio closed

  • October 31- Halloween – Studio Closed

  • November 27-Dec 1- Thanksgiving Break – Studio Closed

  • December 22-January 1-  Holiday Break

  • February 17- 23 – Winter Break

  • April 14-20 – Spring Break

Registration Information

  • There is a $20 registration fee per student.
  • Tuition is due the first week of each month.
  • Tuition & Registration Fees are non-refundable.

We’ve switched to online registration

Tuition Fees

Preschool Creative Movement

$46

/month

1 Class

$ 65  

/month

2 Classes

$ 95 

/month

(including 2-hr. combos)

3 Classes

$ 125  

/month

4 Classes

$ 165  

/month

5 Classes

$ 205  

/month

6 Classes

$ 244  

/month

7 Classes

$ 285  

/month

8 Classes

$ 325  

/month

9 Classes

$ 365

/month

10 Classes

$ 405  

/month

11 Classes

$ 445  

/month

12 Classes

$ 485  

/month

13 Classes

$ 525  

/month

14 Classes

$ 565 

/month

15 Classes

$ 605  

/month

  • Tuition is per student.
  • Tuition is due on the 1st of each month, September – May.
  • There is a $20 registration fee per student.
  • All payments for tuition and costumes will be made through Jackrabbit, the studio software program we use. If you would like to pay by cash or check, please let us know and we can happily make those arrangements. 
  • All tuition, fees and payments are non-refundable.
  • Other fees that are not included in the tuition cost are, recital costumes ($65+ per costume,) recital tights, recital tickets, and recital fee which would include a recital link for the show as well as a recital t-shirt. Each class has one costume unless in the combo classes, which will have 3 costumes – one for each discipline covered during class.

Please refer to the parent portal for more information about payments and fees. 

 

Our Instructors

Best dance instructors from around the Greater Boston Area

Elizabeth Cammarata

Owner and Director

Elizabeth has danced since the age of 3 all the way through college and continues to take classes wherever and whenever possible to continue her dance education.

Elizabeth has danced in many local performances and participated in the Dance Teacher Club of Boston training.

Elizabeth strives to provide a loving, nurturing and professional environment for her students and their families.

Outside of the studio Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband, children and their dog Tucker!

Jennifer Stauss

Dance instructor

Jennifer grew up training in gymnastics and cheerleading. At the age of 11, she found her love for dance. She studied at Sally’s School of Dance in New Hampshire. In high school, she continued her dance training at Edra Toths Academy of Dance and Music and was a member of the Northeastern Ballet Theatre. She studied dance at Temple University and then graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and Dance from The University of New Hampshire, also being a member of the UNH Dance Company.

She has been teaching dance at a recreational and competitive level for over 10 years. Jenn has a true passion for dance and teaching children.

Megan Dickerson

Dance instructor

Megan started dancing at the age of 3 and is a proud ASD alum. In addition to being on the ASD dance team for 4 years, Megan has also danced professionally in Disney’s, “The Finest Hours”, Universal Pictures, “The Purge: Election Year” and has been cast in numerous acting and modeling gigs in the Boston area.

Megan earned her business degree from Endicott College in Beverly, MA and serves as our office manager and social media coordinator. When needed, she is capable of filling in for any of our instructors with her broad dance background and experience.

Audrey Hatas

Dance instructor

Audrey grew up dancing at Accent on Dance in Waukesha, WI, and has been choreographing and performing ever since. Since moving to Boston in 2009 she has danced with several groups, and for the past 4 years has been a member of Alive Dance Collective, a small contemporary company based in Cambridge, MA.

Growing up her favorite dance style was ballet, but she grew to love the freedom and creativity that contemporary offered, and she loves being able to share that with the next generation of dancers!

Mykayla Marcelino

Dance instructor

Mykayla Marcelino has been dancing since the age of 2 and began her dancing at the studio her mother owned. She received most of her dance training at Ocean State Dance Academy, where she studied and began teaching dance at 14, as well as competing with her high school dance team. Mykayla continued dancing and teaching in college at Lesley University, becoming a captain and choreographer for the dance team.

Now, Mykayla is a dancer, choreographer, and board member for OnStage Dance Company. When Mykayla is not dancing, she works as the Dean of Special Education at a Boston Public School, working on her Ph.D. in education, and snuggling with her two dogs, Charlie and Star.