We have programming for all ages throughout the year.

Our Classes

Destiny fall classes run Monday, January 11 through mid-May, and culminate in our summer showcase Moving for Peace



Body Percussion and Step *NEW OFFERING*
Thursday • T 4:00-5:00 PM ages 10-13, Th 4:00-5:00 PM ages 14-18

Company Bootcamp *NEW OFFERING*
Friday • 3:30-4:30 PM ages 10-15

Martial Arts
Monday/Wednesday • 3:30-4:30 PM ages 5-8, 4:45-5:45 PM ages 9+
Saturday • 10:00-10:50 AM ages 9+, 11-11:50 ages 5-8

Movement & Wellness *ADULT CLASS*
Tuesday • 6:00-7:00 PM ages 18+

Teen Hip Hop
Wednesday • 3:30-5:00 PM ages 13-18

Teddy Bear Hip Hop
Saturday • 10:00-10:50 AM ages 3-4, 11:00-11:50 AM ages 5-6

Youth Hip Hop
Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday • T/Th 3:30-4:30, ages 8-12, S 10:00-11:15 AM ages 7-9, 11:30 AM-12:45 PM ages 10-13

Zimbabwean Music & Dance
Monday • 3:30-4:30 PM ages 5+


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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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