CLASSES AT OUR CENTER

We have programming for all ages throughout the year.

Our Classes

Registration for Fall classes will open Monday, September 21 at 10 AM with classes starting Monday, October 5. Click here to sign up!

 

You can view full descriptions for Destiny’s Fall 2020 classes here. 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 exciting new offerings:

 

Community Circles | Monday–Thursday from 3-3:30 PM

Led by Arts Center Coordinator Bryan Massengale, these community circles will focus on mindfulness practices, checking in, community building and de-stressing techniques. All young people who are enrolled in Destiny Arts Center classes, as well as families and caregivers are invited to attend on any day.

Movement & Wellness | Tuesday 6-7 PM

A rotating roster of Destiny Arts teaching artists will engage our adults and caregivers in movement and wellness practices from dance to yoga to martial arts/self-defense.

Anti-Racism Task Force | Wednesday 5-6:30 PM (bi-weekly)

We are looking for young people to impact the direction of our organization by participating in the new Anti-Racism Taskforce. Young people ages 12-18 will engage in research and evaluation of our processes and make recommendations to ensure that Destiny is addressing race and inequity at all levels. Interested young people are invited to attend our info session on Saturday, Sep. 26th at 10am. RSVP here.

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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

We miss having community in our physical center space dearly, and continue to explore scenarios for safe in-person programming. 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.

 

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