CLASSES AT OUR CENTER

We have programming for all ages throughout the year.

Our Classes

Thank you to all our young people, caregivers, and teaching artists, for adapting to virtual programming this spring. We are continuously hoping that we can see you at Destiny again sometime soon, and meanwhile are prepping our center to resume on-site programming whenever it’s deemed safe. We will be in close touch with you as our plans for fall programming evolve.

 
Starting July 6th, we are offering a three-week virtual Summer Session in place of Camp Destiny. Registration is rolling and we welcome new additions to our classes in Martial Arts, Hip Hop Dance, and Zimbabwean Dance and Music.

 
Also please check out the #CantStopDestinyArts YouTube playlist for engaging activities you can do at home with your family, as well as the culminating performances at our virtual block party Moving 4 Peace featuring the hard work of our young people!

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Paying For Your Classes

A twice weekly class at Destiny Arts Center is valued at approximately $150 per child, per month. With our sliding scale, we empower families to choose what they pay for classes and no one is turned away from lack of funds. We ask that families pay $15-300 per month per enrollment to support our efforts to cultivate creative, peaceful and powerful youth that will transform our world for the better. 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 students are welcome to spend time in the our space during the hours they’re not in class to do homework, read books from our library, socialize or work on art projects in our Community Resource Room. We ask that students and families arrive no more than 30 minutes before our first class begins, and leave no later than 15 minutes after our last class ends.

 

We partner with 18 Rabbits and their 1% for Kids program to offer healthy granola bars free of charge to all students.

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