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Classes & Camps

After school, weekend and summer programs for children and teens at Destiny’s North Oakland center provide skills training in dance, martial arts and performance, as well as tools for confidence, leadership and expression through our esteemed violence prevention curriculum.

At Destiny, caring adult mentors coupled with an inclusive, multi-cultural community, and an innovative curriculum make our programs more than something to do, more than a place to go. Destiny gives young people a way to be.

Please refer to our Fees & Registration page for information on how to sign a student up for classes or camps.

DON’T MISS OUR EXCITING NEW ADULT CLASSES AND FAMILY PROGRAMS, FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW!

WINTER/SPRING CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY JANUARY 5th

PLEASE REFER TO OUR FEES & REGISTRATION FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES


Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Saturday


MONDAY

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
YOUTH MODERN DANCE | ages 7-12

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | K-3rd grade

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | 4th grade & above


TUESDAY

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE | ages 7-12

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
TEEN HIP HOP DANCE | ages 13-18

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
DESTINY JUNIOR COMPANY REHEARSAL | ages 9-12 (by audition only)

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
DESTINY ARTS YOUTH PERFORMANCE CO. REHEARSAL | ages 13-18 (by audition only)

MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES AT OAKLAND KAJUKENBO (Destiny’s cousin martial arts school):

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | All ranks K-4th grade

5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | All ranks 5th-7th grade

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | All ranks 8th grade-adults


WEDNESDAY

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
YOUTH MODERN DANCE | ages 7-12

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | K-3rd grade

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | 4th grade & above


THURSDAY

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE | ages 7-12

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
TEEN HIP HOP DANCE | ages 13-18

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
DESTINY JUNIOR COMPANY REHEARSAL | ages 9-12 (by audition only)

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
DESTINY ARTS YOUTH PERFORMANCE CO. REHEARSAL | ages 13-18 (by audition only)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ART LIBERATION PERFORMANCE TROUP at Youth Impact Hub | ages 16-24 FREE

MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES AT OAKLAND KAJUKENBO (Destiny’s cousin martial arts school):

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | All ranks K-4th grade

5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | All ranks 5th-7th grade

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | All ranks 8th grade-adults


SATURDAY

9:00 am – 10:00 am
LITTLE TIGERS KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | ages 3-pre-k 5
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | K-3rd grade

10:00 am – 11:00 am
TEDDY BEAR HIP HOP | ages 5-6 | FULL TO CAPACITY. SEE FEES & REGISTRATION FOR WAIT LIST INSTRUCTIONS
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE | ages 7-12 | FULL TO CAPACITY. SEE FEES & REGISTRATION FOR WAIT LIST INSTRUCTIONS

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
TEDDY BEAR HIP HOP | ages 3-4 | FULL TO CAPACITY. SEE FEES & REGISTRATION FOR WAIT LIST INSTRUCTIONS
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE | ages 7-12

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
YOUTH BALLROOM & LATIN DANCE | ages 7-12 FREE

MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES AT OAKLAND KAJUKENBO (Destiny’s cousin martial arts school):

9:00 am – 10:00 am
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | Advanced Green belts & up; 8th grade & older

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | Family Class; All ages K-adults

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ESKRIMA MARTIAL ARTS | Ranked Kajukenbo students only

WINTER/SPRING CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY JANUARY 5th

PLEASE REFER TO OUR FEES AND REGISTRATION PAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

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Dance | Martial Arts | Performance Companies

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YOUTH MOVEMENT

LGBTQQI2-S Youth Movement groups
Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning or intersex, and their allies, will build a safe space together while learning powerful leadership skills through group building games, discussion, visual arts, theater and movement activities.  Youth will be trained in arts-activist political education facilitation, and will be given paid opportunities to train other youth. This is also an opportunity for participating youth to collaborate with the renowned Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC), creating work focused on LGBTQQI2-S relevant topics to be performed in our annual pre-professional production. 

Thursday | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | ages 16-24 @ Youth Impact Hub

Step Up Step Out! Mentoring Circles | 6:00 – 8:00 pm (once a month on Fridays)

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MARTIAL ARTS

Youth & Teen Martial Arts
Destiny Arts Center has a rich and vibrant tradition of martial arts practice.  The martial arts program offers students a lively and intense training experience with a focus on good health, self-defense and community building.  The style being taught at Destiny Arts Center is an eclectic kung fu style called Kajukenbo.  Kajukenbo was developed in Hawai’i in the 1940’s. Kajukenbo training includes rigorous repetition of basic strikes, kicks and blocks, close in fighting sets, grappling, traditional kata practice and sparring.  Every class begins and ends with a ritual bowing in or out, and includes a warm-up, stretching and a cool down.  As much emphasis in the program is placed on learning to bow as learning to strike.  Students at Destiny Arts Center will progress through a belt system from white to black.  The foundation for all martial arts training at Destiny Arts Center is imbedded in the Warrior’s Code and the principles of love, respect, care, responsibility, honor and peace.

Required uniform: black martial arts gi pants and Destiny T-shirt

Monday & Wednesday | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | K-3rd grade | all levels

Monday & Wednesday | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | 4th grade & above | all levels

You may also register at Destiny for classes at Oakland Kajukenbo (Destiny’s cousin school)

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Little Tigers Martial Arts
Rooted in our 5 Fingers of Violence Prevention curriculum, our Little Tigers Martial Arts Program trains our youngest students to increase their awareness, strengthen their verbal and physical responses to challenges, and develop basic self-defense and safety skills. As they grow in their martial arts practice, students cultivate technique and become prepared to participate in Destiny’s martial arts classes for older students.

Required uniform: black martial arts gi pants and Destiny T-shirt

Saturday | 9:00 am – 10:00 am | ages 3-pre-k 5

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DANCE

Youth Hip Hop Dance
Destiny’s youth hip hop dance classes offer a high-energy and exciting challenge for the beginning and intermediate dancer. Students develop their dance technique, learn fun contemporary choreography, increase their physical strength and flexibility, improve their confidence to perform, hone their personal style and engage in our 5 Fingers of Violence Prevention curriculum through games and role-play activities.

Required uniform: Destiny T-shirt, movement bottoms (sweats, tights, etc. no jeans) and sneakers (no boots or sandals)

Tuesday & Thursday | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | ages 7-12 | all levels

Saturday | 10:00 am – 11:00 am | ages 7-12 | all levels

Saturday | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | ages 7-12 | all levels

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Teen Hip Hop Dance
Destiny’s teen hip hop dance classes challenge the beginning and intermediate dancer to develop their dance technique, learn exciting choreography, improve their confidence to perform, hone their personal style, build community as dancers, become aware of the historical and cultural contexts of hip hop dance and receive an intense workout that increases their strength, flexibility, and aerobic and cardiovascular stamina. These classes also cover the 5 Fingers of Violence Prevention through role-plays, group discussions and physical practice.

Required uniform: Destiny T-shirt, movement bottoms (sweats, tights, etc. no jeans) and sneakers (no boots or sandals)

Tuesday & Thursday | 5:30 pm – 7 pm | ages 13-18 | all levels

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Teddy Bear Hip Hop
Teddy Bear Hip Hop gives our youngest students the opportunity to explore the creative movement of their bodies, learn age-appropriate choreography and play fun games that train them in our 5 Fingers of Violence Prevention.

Required uniform: Destiny T-shirt and movement bottoms (sweats, tights, etc. no jeans)

Saturday | 10:00 am – 11:00 am | ages 5-6 | all levels

Saturday | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | ages 3-4 | all levels
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Ballroom & Latin Dance
Exciting classes for all levels will build strength, improve coordination and musicality and help students learn how to dance with a partner.  Styles: cha cha, foxtrot, jive, waltz and salsa.

Required uniform: Destiny T-shirt, movement bottoms (sweats, tights, etc. no jeans

Saturday | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | ages 7-12 | all levels

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Youth Modern Dance
Destiny’s Youth Modern Dance classes offer an exciting opportunity for beginning and intermediate dancers to advance their dance technique. The class provides a strong skills foundation, preparing the dancer to explore many different dance styles. Students develop these skills by training in an eclectic modern style that draws on jazz, lyrical, ballet, West African and Hula traditions. Students learn to tone their bodies through extensive warm-up exercises, explore choreography relevant to their training, and embrace the rigor of performance.

Required uniform: Destiny T-shirt and movement bottoms (sweats, tights, etc. no jeans)

Monday & Wednesday | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | ages 7-12 | all levels
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SUMMER CAMPS AT DESTINY ARTS CENTER:P1050651

CAMP DESTINY

Hip Hop Dance | Martial Arts | Peace-building | Theater | Visual Arts
Outdoor Play | Community-building | Performance

One Week, Day Long Sessions
Monday – Thursday, 9am – 3:15pm
Friday, 9am – 6:30pm (performance for friends and family starts at 5:15pm)

Camp DESTINY builds an inclusive, high-energy community through our exciting day camp for 7 – 12 year olds. Youth learn hip hop dance, martial arts, visual arts, theater, and peace-building, with each week culminating in a dynamic performance for friends and family.

2015 schedule

WEEK ONE: June 15th – 19th

WEEK TWO: July 6th – 10th

WEEK THREE: August 10th – 14th

(one-week maximum per child) 2 weeks per child now ok!!

$50 – $300/week per child, sliding scale
Optional pre-care starting at 8am ($25/week) and after-care continuing until 6pm ($25 – $100/week, sliding scale) are available.

Check out our 2015 informational packet with a camp schedule here!

NEW MARTIAL ARTS CAMP

Kajukenbo Martial Arts Intensive with Fun Afternoon Activities

4-Day, Day Long Sessions
Monday – Thursday, 9am – 4pm

2015 schedule

WEEK ONE: June 22nd – 25th

WEEK TWO: June 29th – July 2nd

(one-week maximum per child) 2 weeks per child now ok!!

$50 – $300/week per child, sliding scale
Optional pre-care starting at 8am ($25/week) and after-care continuing until 6pm ($25 – $100/week, sliding scale) are available.

FAMILY NIGHTS AT DESTINY!!

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Join families at Destiny for an evening of light food, light movement instruction and LOTS OF FUN! Led by an awesome lineup of Destiny teaching artists, these evening events will feature opportunities to learn and play in an exciting variety of movement styles and arts activities.

What: FAMILY NIGHT!

Who: Families big and small!

Where: Destiny Arts Center, 970 Grace Ave, Oakland

When: 2015/2016 school year schedule to be announced! Stay tuned!

Cost: $5-$10/person, sliding scale, no one turned away

Past Family Nights have included hip hop and games, freestyle friday, visual art-making and salsa dancing.

 

DROP-IN PLAY GROUPS FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN AGES 0-4

SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, please stay tuned for further information about play groups resuming. Thanks!

Providing socialization and fun for our pre-school aged children (3-4yr olds) and for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers to interact in a safe and supportive environment.  Also for parents/caregivers to build community, reduce isolation and have fun with their children.

Suggested minimum donation $5, no one turned away for lack of funds

Please plan to bring your own food/snacks to enjoy with your child while you are playing

Saturday classes begin JUNE 20th and continue through AUGUST 15 (no class Saturday, 7/4)

PLEASE REFER TO OUR FEES & REGISTRATION FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

 

9:00 am – 10:00 am
LITTLE TIGERS KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | ages 3-pre-k 5
KAJUKENBO MARTIAL ARTS | K-7th grade

10:00 am – 11:00 am
TEDDY BEAR HIP HOP | ages 5-6
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE | ages 7-12

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
TEDDY BEAR HIP HOP | ages 3-4
TEEN HIP HOP DANCE | ages 13-18

Destiny succeeds in instilling a sense of respect for fellow human beings.

Avi Jacobson
Parent