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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 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.

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.

Registration for all of our dance classes for the fall session closes on October 15th. Martial Arts enrollment is ongoing!


Mondays | Mondays & Wednesdays | Tuesdays & Thursdays | Saturdays


MONDAYS

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


MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

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

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 7-14 | Afia Thompson


TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

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)

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


SATURDAYS

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 | Chyna Kane-Ross and Anisah Abdullah

YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (All Levels) | Ages 7-12 | Samara Atkins – CLASS IS FULL! PLEASE CHECK BACK IN DECEMBER TO REGISTER EARLY FOR THE WINTER SESSION! 

 

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 | Chyna Kane-Ross and Anisah Abdullah – CLASS IS FULL! PLEASE CHECK BACK IN DECEMBER TO REGISTER EARLY FOR THE WINTER SESSION! 

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
The Destiny Arts Center Martial Arts Program is an all-inclusive program. The combined White Belt to Black Belt curriculum is broken down into five program areas: Anti-Violence/Self-Defense, Karate/Kung Fu, Judo/Grappling, Leadership and Sports/Performance. The Destiny Arts Martial Arts Program welcomes all youth that have an open heart and a desire to learn. Classes open with a quiet circle and a warm-up. Every class includes rigorous repetition of basic kicks, punches, blocks, rolls, falls and throws. Emphasis for the program is on correct technique and individual attention. Ultimately, the Destiny Arts Martial Arts Program is a vehicle to engage youth and support them in being connected, open-minded and safe.

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.

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/ Chyna Kane-Ross and Anisah Abdullah

Saturday | 11:00 am – 11:50 am | ages 3-4 | all levels w/ Chyna Kane-Ross and Anisah Abdullah CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN DECEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR THE WINTER SESSION.

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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. Once a week there will be a live drummer playing for the class.

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

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