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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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Camp DestinyTeen Dance Intensive | Summer Classes


CAMP DESTINY

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

One Week Sessions for ages 7-12
June 20-24 | June 27-July1 | July 18-22 | July 25-29
Monday – Thursday, 9am – 4pm (with options for extended care)
Friday, 9am – 6pm (performance for friends and family starts at 5:15pm)

Camp Destiny is full and our waitlists are closed. Please check back next April to register for Camp Destiny 2017! 

Click here to learn more!


TEEN HIP HOP DANCE INTENSIVE

July 11-15, 2016
MondayThursday 9:30am – 4pm
Friday 10am – 6pm (with a 5pm showcase for family and friends)

New School, Old School & the Roots of Hip Hop
curated in association with Jessica Wolf/J.Wolf Motion

Boost your dance skills with this week-long intensive packed with hip hop fundamentals taught by local professional dancers.

Some hip hop dance experience is recommended. Cost is $50-300 sliding scale for Oakland residents and $150-400 for non-Oakland residents. $50 deposit is required upfront to secure a student’s spot in the intensive.

 

Call 510.597.1619 ext. 111 or email hannah@destinyarts.org with any questions!


SUMMER CLASSES

Monday JUNE 13th  to Saturday AUGUST 15 (no class Saturday, 7/2 and Monday 7/4)

Visit our ONLINE ENROLLMENT PAGE to register for classes.

How to enroll for summer classes at Destiny online:
1. Enter your name and contact information in the “personal” column
2. Choose a password and set your login
3. Add the children you’d like to sign up for classes in the “family members” column. Please make sure to indicate that your payment will go towards your child’s enrollment by selecting “yes” in the field that reads “PAID for by (your name here)”. Some classes have an age prerequisite so please enter your child’s birthday!
4. Select the “classes” tab and choose the class(es) you’d like to sign your child up for
5. Click the bottom button “Enroll — (your child’s name)”
6. Follow the steps to choose your fee for both months on our sliding scale and make your payment
7. Add hannah@destinyarts.org to your email contacts and keep your eye out for a confirmation email with a form for you to fill out.

Returning families: how to enroll for summer classes online:
1. Log in to your Mindbody account on the online enrollment page linked above.
2. Review your personal information and the information about your child(ren) in the “family members” column. Please make sure to indicate that your payment will go towards your child’s enrollment by selecting “yes” in the field that reads “PAID for by (your name here)”. The Teen Intensive has an age prerequisite so please enter your child’s birthday!
4. Select the “classes” tab and choose the class(es) you’d like to sign your child up for
5. Click the bottom button “Enroll — (your child’s name)”
6. Follow the steps to choose your fee for both months on our sliding scale and make your payment
7. Add hannah@destinyarts.org to your email contacts and keep your eye out for a confirmation email with a form for you to fill out.

Call 510.597.1619 ext. 111 or email hannah@destinyarts.org with any questions!

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Monday & Wednesday

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

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Saturday

9:00 am – 10:00 am
MARTIAL ARTS | K-3rd grade | Sifu Anthony Daniels

10:00 am – 11:00 am
MARTIAL ARTS | 4th grade & above | Sifu Anthony Daniels
TEDDY BEAR HIP HOP | Ages 5-6 | Marjorie Ortiz
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE | Ages 7-12 | Samara Atkins

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
LITTLE TIGERS MARTIAL ARTS  | Ages 3-5 (pre-K) | Sifu Anthony Daniels
TEDDY BEAR HIP HOP | Ages 3-4 | Marjorie Ortiz
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE | Ages 7-12 | Samara Atkins

2015 FALL SESSION: Monday, September 14 – Saturday, December 12
2016 WINTER/SPRING SESSION: Monday, January 4 – Saturday, June 4

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

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


Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Saturday


MONDAY

4:00 pm – 5:00 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 – 4:30 pm
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (Beginner) | Ages 7-12 | Rashidi Omari
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (Intermediate) | Ages 7-12 | Mika Lemoine

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Beginner), 5:30 pm – 7:00pm (Intermediate) 
TEEN HIP HOP DANCE | Ages 13-18 | Mika Lemoine

4:30 pm – 5:30 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 18-24 | Yoram Savion

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
QUEER EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY | Ages 18-24 (by audition only)


WEDNESDAY

4:00 pm – 5:00 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 – 4:30 pm
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (Beginner) | Ages 7-12 | Rashidi Omari
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (Intermediate) | Ages 7-12 | Mika Lemoine

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Beginner), 5:30 pm – 7:00pm (Intermediate) 
TEEN HIP HOP DANCE | Ages 13-18 | Mika Lemoine

4:30 pm – 5:30 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 18-24 | Yoram Savion

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
QUEER EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY | Ages 18-24 (by audition only)


SATURDAY

9:00 am – 10:00 am
MARTIAL ARTS | K-3rd grade | Sifu Anthony Daniels

10:00 am – 11:00 am
MARTIAL ARTS | 4th grade & above | Sifu Anthony Daniels
TEDDY BEAR HIP HOP | Ages 5-6 | Marjorie Ortiz
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE | Ages 7-12 | Samara Atkins

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
LITTLE TIGERS MARTIAL ARTS  | Ages 3-5 (pre-K) | Sifu Anthony Daniels
TEDDY BEAR HIP HOP | Ages 3-4 | Marjorie Ortiz
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE | 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 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

Saturday | 9:00am – 10:00am | K-3rd grade | all levels

Saturday | 10:00am – 11:00am | 4th grade & above | all levels

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Little Tigers Martial Arts

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 train to participate in Destiny’s martial arts classes for older students.

TIME CHANGE  | Saturday | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Ages 3-5 (pre K) 


DANCE

Youth Hip Hop
Taught by Destiny youth company directors, Rashidi Omari and Mika Lemoine, 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 – 4:30 pm | ages 7-12 | Beg. w/ Rashidi Omari

Tuesday & Thursday | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | ages 7-12 | Int. w/ Mika Lemoine

Saturday | 10:00 am – 11:00 am | ages 7-12 | all levels w/ Samara Atkins (Jenay Anolin in January)

Saturday | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | ages 7-12 | all levels w/ Samara Atkins (Jenay Anolin in January)

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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 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | ages 13-18 | Beginner w/ Mika Lemoine

Tuesday & Thursday | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | ages 13-18 | Intermediate w/ Mika Lemoine
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Teddy Bear Hip Hop

Our youngest students ages 3-6 explore creative movement, learn age-appropriate hip hop choreography, 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 – 11:00 am | ages 5-6 | all levels w/ Marjorie Ortiz

Saturday | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | ages 3-4 | all levels w/ Marjorie Ortiz

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Youth West African Dance – NEW!
This year we are excited to offer a new class that honors the connection between traditional West African dance and 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 7-18 | all levels w/ Afia Thompson

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GroovLings Hip Hop – NEW!
Taught by Mix’d Ingrdnts Dance Company Director and co-founder Jenay “ShinobiJaxx” Anolin, GroovLings Hip Hop dance will focus 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

I can spot a Destiny Arts dancer from a mile away...they view performance as a forum for expressing the best parts of themselves.

Linda Carr
Dance Director, Berkeley High School