We have programming for all ages throughout the year.

Our Classes

Destiny fall classes run Monday, October 5 through mid-December, and culminate in our annual winter recital Love in Action!



Martial Arts
Monday/Wednesday • 3:30-4:20 PM ages 5-8, 4:30-5:20 PM ages 9+
Saturday • 10:00-10:50 AM ages 9+, 11-11:50 ages 5-8

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

Teen Hip Hop & Music Production
Wednesday • 3:30-4:50 PM ages 13-18

Youth Hip Hop
Saturday • 10:00-11:15 AM ages 7-9, 11:30 AM-12:45 PM ages 10-13

Zimbabwean Music & Dance
Monday • 3:30-4:20 PM ages 8+, 4:30-5:20 PM ages 5-7

We’re excited to announce that in addition to weekly movement-based arts classes, Destiny is rolling out 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.

Adult 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.


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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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