We have programming for all ages throughout the year.

Our Classes

1/13/22 UPDATE: Covid and Destiny 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.

Winter/Spring offerings include:


Dance + Music of the African Diaspora

Mondays, 4:00-5:30 PM | Ages 9+

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 PM | Ages 5-8


Martial Arts

Mon/Wed, 3:30-4:20 PM | Ages 5-8

Mon/Wed, 4:30-5:20 PM | Ages 9+


Teddy Bear Hip Hop

Saturdays, 10-10:45 AM | Ages 3-4

Saturdays, 11-11:45 AM | Ages 5-6

Saturdays, 12-12:45 AM | Ages 4-5


Youth Hip Hop

Tuesday/Thursdays, 4-4:50 PM | Ages 8-12

Saturdays, 10:30-11:20 AM | Ages 7-9

Saturdays, 11:30-12:20 PM | Ages 10-13


Teen Hip Hop

Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 PM | Ages 13-18

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Paying For Your Classes

Suggested price for classes is $75-150 per month (sliding scale) for the full session, with a drop-in option of $15 per class. At Destiny, we empower families to choose what they pay for classes and no one is turned away for lack of funds. We are a non-profit organization committed to accessibility, and your generosity supports our ability to continue to offer programs to all families.


We don’t ask for proof of income, and we honor every family’s commitment to Destiny, monetary and otherwise.


Due to our one free trial class policy and our flexible payment options, we do not offer refunds for class fees.

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Our Space

Destiny Arts Center is a 7,800 square foot dance and martial arts center located at 970 Grace Avenue between Market St. and San Pablo Avenue in North Oakland. With 3 large dance studios totaling over 3,000 square feet, this recently constructed facility features sprung wood oak floors, mirrors, integrated sound, central air, changing rooms and restrooms. High ceilings, skylights and windows create a well-lit airy space for our grounding and transformative programs.

Destiny Arts Center partnered with the Alameda County Community Food Bank in the Fall of 2019 to provide healthy snacks to the young people and families who come through our doors. Since the shelter-in-place order was issued in March of 2020, we have maintained a community food pantry that is open to anyone in our community in need. Our staff has worked to stock the pantry with commonly used food items that our teaching artists, staff and families can access. You can see our current pantry items here and contact our Program Associate, Beatriz ( to confirm a pick up time for items. Pick must be scheduled in advance, masks required.


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