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Youth Classes at Our Center

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, multicultural 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.

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Fall 2016 Registration for families that want to pay for all three months of classes up front is now open. Please refer to our FEES AND REGISTRATION PAGE for instructions on how to register for classes and don’t forget to read our comprehensive guide to our new registration process here: REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS_DAC FALL 2016.

Families that would like to sign up for an incremental payment plan must email hannah@destinyarts.org with the subject line “Monthly Autopay” for further instructions. Please include your phone number in the body of the email, as well as what you’d like to pay per class per child per month.

2016 FALL SESSION: Monday, September 12 – Saturday, December 10
2017 WINTER/SPRING SESSION: Tuesday, January 3 – Saturday, June 3

PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSES OFTEN FILL UP.  We encourage you to register early in the semester.


Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Saturday


MONDAY

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
MARTIAL ARTS | K-3rd grade | Sifu Anthony Daniels & Sifu Kate Hobbs

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
MARTIAL ARTS | 4th grade & above | Sifu Anthony Daniels & Sifu Kate Hobbs

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WEST AFRICAN DANCE | Ages 7-18 | Afia Thompson

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
GROOVLINGS HIP HOP | Ages 8-15 | Jenay Anolin


TUESDAY

3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (Beginner) | Ages 7-12 | Rashidi Omari
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (Intermediate) | Ages 9-12 | Mika Lemoine

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
DESTINY JUNIOR COMPANY REHEARSAL | Ages 9-12 | Mika Lemoine (by audition only)

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
DESTINY ARTS YOUTH PERFORMANCE CO. REHEARSAL | Ages 13-18 | Rashidi Omari & Sarah Crowell (by audition only)

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
NEW MEDIA ARTS PROGRAM Workshop Session | Ages 16-22 | Yoram Savion

6 pm – 7 pm 
TEEN HIP HOP DANCE (All Levels) | Ages 13-18 | Mika Lemoine


WEDNESDAY

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
MARTIAL ARTS | K-3rd grade | Sifu Anthony Daniels & Sifu Kate Hobbs

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
MARTIAL ARTS | 4th grade & above | Sifu Anthony Daniels & Sifu Kate Hobbs

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WEST AFRICAN DANCE | Ages 7-18 | Afia Thompson

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
NEW MEDIA ARTS PROGRAM Open Lab Session | Ages 13-24 | Yoram Savion


THURSDAY

3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (Beginner) | Ages 7-12 | Rashidi Omari
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (Intermediate) | Ages 9-12 | Mika Lemoine

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
DESTINY JUNIOR COMPANY REHEARSAL | Ages 9-12 | Mika Lemoine (by audition only)

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
DESTINY ARTS YOUTH PERFORMANCE CO. REHEARSAL | Ages 13-18 | Rashidi Omari & Sarah Crowell (by audition only)

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
NEW MEDIA ARTS PROGRAM Workshop Session | Ages 16-22 | Yoram Savion

6 pm – 7 pm 
TEEN HIP HOP DANCE (All Levels) | Ages 13-18 | Mika Lemoine


SATURDAY

9:00 am – 9:50 am
Martial Arts  |K-3rd Grade | Sifu Anthony Daniels

10:00 am – 10:50 am
MARTIAL ARTS | 4th Grade & above | Sifu Anthony Daniels
TEDDY BEAR HIP HOP | Ages 5-6 | Marjorie Ortiz
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (All Levels) | Ages 7-12 | Samara Atkins

11:00 am – 11:50 am
MARTIAL ARTS DEMO/TOURNAMENT TEAM | 6+ | Sifu Anthony Daniels (by instructor invitation only)
TEDDY BEAR HIP HOP | Ages 3-4 | Marjorie Ortiz
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (All Levels) | Ages 7-12 | Samara Atkins

Please refer to our FEES AND REGISTRATION PAGE for instructions on how to register for classes


Martial Arts | Dance | Performance Companies


MARTIAL ARTS

Youth & Teen Martial Arts
Destiny Arts Center has a rich and vibrant tradition of martial arts practice rooted in our Warrior’s Code. The kung fu styles being taught at Destiny are a combination of the eclectic Hawaiian kung fu style called Kajukenbo, and a Chinese system developed by Dr. Alex Feng called Wu Chien Pai. Our training includes rigorous repetition of basic strikes, kicks and blocks as well as 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. Students will progress through a belt system from white to black with as much emphasis placed on learning to bow as learning to strike.

Required uniform: black martial arts go pants, belt, and Destiny t-shirt

Monday & Wednesday | 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm | K-3rd grade | all levels

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

Saturday | 9:00am – 9:50 am | K-3rd grade | all levels

Saturday | 10:00am – 10:50 am | 4th grade & above | all levels

Saturday | 11:00am – 12:00 pm | Demo/Tournament Team Practice | by instructor approval

 


DANCE

Youth Hip Hop
Taught by Destiny youth company directors, Rashidi Omari, Mika Lemoine, and Samara Atkins this class teaches beginning to intermediate dancers to develop technique, learn exciting choreography and improve confidence in performing. Classes teach hip hop fundamentals and history while also encouraging personal style, building community and increasing physical strength, flexibility and stamina.

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

Tuesday & Thursday | 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm | ages 7-12 | Beg. w/ Rashidi Omari

Tuesday & Thursday | 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm | ages 9-12 | Int. w/ Mika Lemoine

Saturday | 10:00 am – 10:50 am | ages 7-12 | all levels w/ Samara Atkins

Saturday | 11:00 am – 11:50 am | ages 7-12 | all levels w/ Samara Atkins

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Teen Hip Hop
Learn various hip hop style fundamentals, their historical roots, and how to infuse them with your personal expression with professional dancer Mika Lemoine. Beginners stay for the first hour of class, while intermediate dancers continue until 7pm.

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

Tuesday & Thursday | 6 pm – 7 pm | ages 13-18 | all levels w/ Mika Lemoine

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Teddy Bear Hip Hop

Our youngest students ages 3-6 explore creative movement, learn hip hop choreography tailored to their developmental stage, and play games that reinforce collaboration and problem-solving skills.

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

Saturday | 10:00 am – 10:50 am | ages 5-6 | all levels w/ Marjorie Ortiz

Saturday | 11:00 am – 11:50 am | ages 3-4 | all levels w/ Marjorie Ortiz

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Youth West African Dance
We are excited to bring West African Dance back for it’s second year! This class, taught by Bahia Movement company director Afia Thomspon, honors the connection between traditional West African dance and the hip hop dance dance forms that have been taught at Destiny for many years.

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

Monday & Wednesday | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm | ages 7-14 | all levels w/ Afia Thompson

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GroovLings Hip Hop
Taught by Mix’d Ingrdnts company director and co-founder Jenay “ShinobiJaxx” Anolin, GroovLings Hip Hop dance focuses on supporting the habits of a “healthy dancer” both in and beyond the studio with an emphasis on hip hop history as well as nutrition and wellness.

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

Monday | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | ages 8-15 | all levels w/ Jenay Anolin

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

Avi Jacobson
Parent