Youth Classes

REGISTER NOW ONLINE!

All students must fill out a Registration Form and pay a Registration Fee annually!

A Registration Fee is due once a year per student. A one-time payment of $25 is valid for 12 months of class (July 1 -June 30).

To complete online registration:
1.) Fill out the registration form linked here.
2.)Pay the $25 Registration Fee!

Payments are accepted in person or online via emailed invoice, or through On The Stage 

Relevant Forms

Ballet Weekly Class Schedule

Registration Form 24/25


  • Karate with Robert Buckner

    Karate with Robert Buckner

    Schedule is subject to change. Please email eso@esoartscenter.org for the latest information.

    $60 per month | Mondays and Thursday (Beginners/Youth 5:30-6:15PM)


    Teaching for over 20 years, Sensei Buckner holds a 7th Degree Black Belt in Okinawin Shorin-Ryu. Learn effective self-defense techniques while improving over-all physical conditioning & mental focus.

  • Ballet with Dana Floyd

    Ballet with Dana Floyd

    Please email eso@esoartscenter.org for the latest information regarding ESO Classes. Classical Ballet instruction at ESO for over 30 years- Dana Floyd hosts classes for students beginning in 1st grade to high school. Students particpate in 2 annual ballet productions- The Nutcracker in December and the Spring Ballet in May. Additional production fees do apply to cover the cost of costumes, theater rentals and sound and video perofessionals.

    A full schedule is available for print out in the link below. Ages are approximation, level is determined by instructor upon registration and first week of class.

    Returning students will be notified of their place by the instructor. Level changes are common in the first month of class. Please notify the office if your dancer is promoted to a new class.

    Level 1 – First Grade – Tuesday, 4 PM——————$46/mo
    Level 2 – Second Grade – Tuesday, 5 PM——————-$46/mo
    Level 3 – Third Grade – Wednesday, 4:15 PM ————- $64/mo

    Level 4 – Grades 3+ – Monday, 4:15 PM —————— $75/mo
    Level 5 – Grades 5+ – Monday 5:30 PM ——————–$96/mo
    Level 6 – Grades 6+ – Wednesday 5:15 PM —————–$139/mo
    Level 7 – (By Placement) Mon 7pm /Tues 6pm/ Wed 7 PM —-$165


    Prices may vary based on special placement by instructor and number of classes per week. level 5,6, & 7 should return to previous years placement, unless specified otherwise. In the first weeks of classes Miss Dana will assess students placement and promote students as see sees fit. if your child’s classes placement changes after registration please let the Main Office know. Class cost may vary from above and depends on number of classes taken per week as well as level placement. Check with the Main Office for actual class cost.

    All payments online are subject to a 3.5% processing fee. Any payments made to the office via check or cash should not include the 3.5% processing fee.

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    *New* Pre-Ballet Classes with Miss Ashley

    *New* Pre-Ballet Classes with Miss Ashley

    Beginning the fall of 2023 new pre-ballet* classes will be offered ESO!

    Fall Semester: September 14 – November 16
    Spring Semester: FJanuary 12 – March 16

    UNIFORM: Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes

    *Baby Ballet, Preschool Ballet, and Kindergarten Ballet are not a part of the ESO School of Dance and NO DOT participate in productions of The Nutcracker, or the annual Spring Ballet presented by Miss Dana’s classes included in the ESO School of Dance.

    Baby Ballet Class
    Age 18mos-3yrs, Thursdays, 4:00-4:30, $75/ 10 weeks
    This class is a fun and imaginative “dance with me” introduction to the world of Ballet. We explore music, rhythms, and movement in a gentle, encouraging way. Through song and play on your little one will pick up new skills and have fun along the way. Adults are encouraged to participate in this class with their child in a way that works for them. If a child responds better to a parent being outside of the classroom, that is fine, but parents should stay close, just in case! Class runs 30 mins.

    Preschool Ballet
    Age 4, Thursday, 4:35-5:20, $100/ 10 weeks
    In this class preschoolers will dive into ballet technique while still enjoying a playful and creative class, that involves many songs and games. Using music, improvisation, and storydances this class will engage preschoolers’ active imagination, all while incorporating proper technique and ballet terminology. It’s a perfect class for beginners or for those who have completed Baby Ballet. Class runs 45 mins.

    Kindergarten Ballet
    Age 5, Thursday, 5:25-6:10, $100/ 10 weeks
    In this class dancers in kindergarten will learn fundamental ballet technique, terminology, and musicality. They focus on linking steps together with varying rhythms, and proper foot articulation and body alignment, while still enjoying a playful and creative atmosphere. This class is perfect for beginners or for those who have completed Preschool Ballet. This class is the oldest class taught by Miss Ashley before dancers graduate to Level 1 Ballet with Miss Dana and join the ESO School of Dance. Class runs 45 mins.

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    Hip Hop with Chloe Harper

    Hip Hop with Chloe Harper

    Wednesdays 5:30 PM-6:20 PM: 2nd grade – 6th grade ($65/mo)

    Wednesdays 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM: Middle School/ High School ($75/mo)


    Max 10 participants

    This Hip Hop dance class is inspired from the movements of African dance and has transformed over time to incorporate aspects of pop, modern, tap and swing. This class teaches an upbeat, energetic technique and gets students moving to a variety of hip hop and rhythm and blues music. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements and inspire confidence while building strength and coordination. Required: comfortable closed toe shoes (to be used only in the dance studio) and comfortable clothes that do not restrict movement.

    Meet the instructor:
    Born and raised in South Florida, Chloe Harper moved to Virginia to attend Hampton University where her passion for hip-hop ignited a flame. With 7 years of experience in the artistry she performed with the Hampton University Dance team throughout her college career. Now a teacher at Pungoteague Elementary she looks forward to sharing her craft with students of the Eastern Shore, all the while pursuing the enhancement of her own knowledge of dance as she continues to study and practice.

    All payments online are subject to a 3.5% processing fee. Any payments made to the office via check or cash should not include the 3.5% processing fee.


  • Patreon

    Patreon

    Patreon is a paid subscription platform where the ESO community can support ESO programs and receive exclusive access to ESO content.

    Through the ESO Patreon ESO offers exclusive virtual experiences to our online community in an effort to bring us a little closer together no matter what the distance! With 2 tiers to choose from there is a little something for everyone!

    ESO Friends:
    • Patron only updates
    • Recognition for your contribution
    • Early access to tickets and reservations
    • Single Waived annual Registration Fee ($15)
    • Exclusive chat community and surveyPatron only updates
    • Recognition for your contribution
    • Early access to tickets and reservations
    • Single Waived Registration fee ($15)
    • Exclusive chat community and surveys


    ESO Family
    • All the Above PLUS…

    • Exclusive music concerts and special content!

    • The Virtual Class Pass
    With the virtual class pass is a work in progress, ideally patrons get access to virtual versions of many ESO classes including yoga, fitness, adult and youth Ballet, sneak peaks in on our writing and comedy workshops plus crafty tutorials and live virtual art events!

    If you are are an artist, writer, musician, actor, comedian, painter, digital artist, photgrapher, illistrator, sculptor, potter etc. We want to collaborate with you on Patreon! Contact eso@esoartscenter.org for more information on how to become a teacher at ESO Arts Center!

    https://www.patreon.com/esoartscenter

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    Opportunities for Artists

    Opportunities for Artists



    If you are are an artist, writer, musician, actor, comedian, painter, digital artist, photgrapher, illustrator, dancer sculptor, potter etc., we want to collaborate with you!

    ESO Arts Center hires artists as independent contractors giving teacher autonomy over their classes. Take advantage of the opportunity to set your own schedule, and teach what you love! ESO is always looking to broaden and diversify our programs.

    Email eso@esoartscenter.org for a teacher application!



    Use our patreon platform to promote what you do!

    Would you be interested in sharing your art with our community?
    We would love to do an artist interview, tutorial, concert, recording or live broadcast on Patreon! Contact eso@esoartscenter.org for more information on how to become a part of what happens at ESO Arts Center!

    https://www.patreon.com/esoartscenter

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  • Music Lessons with Megan Cartwright

    Music Lessons with Megan Cartwright

    Beginning this fall!
    Contact ESO to arrange music lessons for your child!

    Call 442-3226 to schedule a time slot. Registration Fee required for all students annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied Online.

    Megan Cartwright is a choral director and music teacher with experience teaching all levels. She is a graduate of James Madison University, and holds a Masters of Music Education from Boston University. Mrs. Cartwright recently served as the High School Choir Repertoire and Resources Chair for the Virginia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Mrs. Cartwright has performed as a soloist and as a professional chorister. Career highlights include directing musicals with her students. Currently, Mrs. Cartwright is working as a music teacher for Arts Enter at the Historic Palace Theatre in Cape Charles, Virginia and at the Eastern Shore’s Own Arts Center. Mrs. Cartwright enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and four children while she pursues performing, teaching, and working with young musicians.

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    Musical Instrument Lessons with Mark Jensen

    Musical Instrument Lessons with Mark Jensen

    $30 per 45 minute lesson
    Mark teaches guitar, ukulele, trumpet, percussion, beginner piano and keyboard. Call 442-3226 to schedule a time slot. Registration Fee required for all students annually. $15/student. Credit Card Fees Applied Online.

    Guitar Lessos with Eric Luchansky

    Guitar Lessos with Eric Luchansky

    Book your lesson with ESO’s newest Guitar teacher today!
    $45 per 45 min lesson.
    Call the ESO office to schedule your lesson.

    Ukulele Lessons with Kristin Willis

    Ukulele Lessons with Kristin Willis

    Kristin Willis is a talented musician and founder of the Eastern Shore Ukulele Festival. With a passion for music that spans most of her life, Kristin has become a skilled ukulele player who has performed with the Sonic Ukes for the past seven years. In addition to her musical pursuits, Kristin is also the owner and operator of Eastern Shore Coastal Roasting Co.

    join Krisin for Ukulele Lessons for all ages and group workshops!
    Kristin is available on Thursdays, $40 dollars for a 30 minute lesson.

    Call the ESO office to schedule a lesson, 757-442-3226

    Private Music Lessons with Jack Holladay

    Private Music Lessons with Jack Holladay

    Jack Holladay has been playing music for over 18 years, with 10 years of teaching experience. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music specializng in guitar, voice, piano, and bass. Jack’s fields of expertise include: ear training, performance, music theory, composition/arranging, songwriting, and production/engineering.

    Private Instruction:
    Guitar beginner-advanced 55$ per hour
    Voice beginner-intermediate 45$ per hour
    Piano beginner-intermediate 40$ per hour
    Bass beginner-intermediate 40$ per hour

    Genres: (modern styles) rock, metal, blues, jazz, fusion, pop

    Call the ESO Office to make arrangements for lessons

Hours

Monday
11AM - 6PM
Tuesday
11AM - 6PM
Wednesday
11AM - 6PM
Thursday
11AM - 6PM
Fri-Sun
open for scheduled classes

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Belle Haven, VA 23306
15293 King Street
Belle Haven, VA 23306
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