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The New York Times featured an article on dance as protest, Destiny Arts Center youth, and The Black (W)hole Film.

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Destiny Arts Youth Dancing with afro puffs hair style wearing a mask and dancing outdoors in the park on a sunny day

Registration for Winter/Spring 2022 programs is now open!

1/13/22 UPDATE: Covid and Destiny Arts center-based programs 

Dear Destiny Community,

Given the current spikes with COVID and Omicron, we are making the following changes to Destiny center-based programs:

* We will be holding the first two weeks of program via Zoom, to ensure that we are able to keep our youth safe during this surge.
* We will also be moving the start date to Jan 18th instead of Jan 10th.
* Once programs begin, we will try and hold programs outdoors, depending on the weather and current COVID conditions.
* We will update you on this as we get closer to in person program start dates.
* Once we are back in person, we will offer a Zoom option for students who are not vaccinated, do not have proof of medical exemption or would prefer to participate via Zoom.
* Masks will continue to be required, both indoors and outdoors.

We are committed to holding our classes, whether outside, indoors (if safe), or on Zoom. We are navigating all of this together, and will continue to be in communication with you as we move forward. Thank you for your continued partnership and support.

You can reach us at 510-221-6117 or by email at info@destinyarts.org

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Tribute to Yasmeen Afua Vaughan - Portrait in oil on mirrored plexiglass, wood, dye infused HD metal prints, string lights, flowers and photos around the edges. Destiny Arts Youth Dancing - Black Whole Film

The Black (W)hole

The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC) and The Elders Project will work with Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Yoram Savion, Brett Cook and a team of powerful collaborators to create a poetic documentary film to honor six young Black people who lost their lives in and around Oakland before the age of 32.

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As a leading creative youth development organization that equally values mastery of movement arts, inclusive communities, and cultivating advocates for peace, we work to:

– Deliver programs that develop creative, powerful, and peaceful youth and communities
– Create a welcoming culture of inclusion
– Train expert, diverse teaching artists

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