Because the shelter-in-place order has been extended to May 1st due to COVID-19, we are opening the virtual doors and inviting you to continue your movement practice online via live Zoom classes.
Please click here for the latest online class schedule. Each week we will update you as classes are added or changed.
Registered participants will receive a separate email with the link to your live class and you can access the class through the Zoom app on your phone, tablet or computer or use the link directly in your browser.
Also please check out the #CantStopDestinyArts YouTube playlist for engaging activities you can do at home with your family. And share your movement videos with us using the hashtag #CantStopDestinyArts.
NOTE FROM DESTINY PROGRAM STAFF: In regard to our Zoom class schedule, we are doing our best to be responsive to feedback from our families about class times. Since our classes are once a week for 50 minutes, we want to empower families to prioritize what makes your kids feel good during this difficult time. Many teachers are amenable to adjusting schedules based on what makes sense for kids and families, so please talk to teachers about carving out your “Destiny” time if it’s a highlight of your family’s week. Above all, we want our families to stay connected and stay engaged.
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.
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.