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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, 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.

DON’T MISS OUR EXCITING CLASSES FOR ADULTS! CLICK FOR MORE INFO

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

FALL SESSION BEGINS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14

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

SUMMER CAMPS AT DESTINY ARTS CENTER:

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

$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

$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.


NEW TEEN CAMP 

Power of Hope – Bay Area Summer Camp (collaborative project with Partners for Youth Empowerment & Commonweal)

Location:  Commonweal Retreat Center in Bolinas

2015 schedule

July 4-14

$695-$1550 sliding scale
Scholarships available, no one turned away for lack of funds

Click HERE for registration information AND for more information contact Camp Manager, Rebekah Cantor at 415-868-0970 x 323


A.C.T. & DESTINY – COLLABORATIVE YOUTH ARTS PROJECT

Audition – Thursday, July 9  2-5pm at A.C.T 30 Grant Street, S.F. Studio 9B

The Collaborative Youth Arts Project is seeking teen actor/dancers for a new original play created especially for 12 youth in an exciting production that will be performed at the A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theater), Strand Theater in San Francisco and Destiny Arts Center.  The play is called SNAKES, written by acclaimed playwright, Chris Webb and directed by Tyrone Davis, A.C.T.’s Community Artistic Director.

Click HERE for audition, rehearsal and performance schedule.

Soon after I started participating in Destiny programs, things rapidly started to turn around for me.

Daudi Manent’o
Destiny Alum 1990-1997, College graduate, Scientist