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HOT OFF THE PRESS!  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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Registration is OPEN

Destiny Arts Center is opening our (virtual) doors Monday, October 5th*, and you can now sign up for Fall 2020 offerings!

*All Destiny programs are currently scheduled to be virtual through the Fall, though we are still exploring socially distant, outdoor program options. We will keep you updated!
We’re excited to announce that in addition to weekly movement-based arts classes including Zimbabwean music and dance, hip hop dance, and martial arts, Destiny is rolling out new offerings including Community Circles facilitated by Arts Center Coordinator Bryan Massengale, a paid opportunity for youth to join Destiny’s Anti-Racism Task Force, and Adult Movement & Wellness. Full descriptions for Destiny’s Fall 2020 classes are available to view here.

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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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