April 4 – April 13, 2014

Laney College – Odell Johnson Theater 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA

Friday, April 4  7:30pm
Saturday, April 5  7:30pm
Tuesday, April 8  10am & 1:30pm (school groups only)
Friday, April 11  7:30pm
Saturday, April 12  2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, April 13  5pm


The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company breaks it all down in their latest show entitled Impact. This provocative look into the lives of teenagers forging common ground across personal, social and political challenges features fresh hip hop, modern and aerial dance, and moving theatrical performances. Guest artists include Amelia Rudolph of the internationally acclaimed vertical dance company, BANDALOOP, world renowned choreographer, Evelyn Thomas, from the original Broadway cast of The Wiz and artistic director of Nuba Dance Theater, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, formerly of Youth Speaks and currently the Performing Arts Director at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and a fabulous array of talented Destiny instructors and alumni.

General admission tickets are offered at different pay increments between $13-30 for adults ($20 suggested). You may choose your ticket amount based on your personal finances, but please be generous and support our youth companies to the best of your ability. Tickets are $7 for youth ages 18 & under.



Destiny Benefit Gala: A Celebration of Art, Love & Movement

Saturday, May 17

Destiny Arts Center

Join us for the Destiny Arts Center’s 25th Anniversary Benefit Gala in our newly built North Oakland arts space! Our inspiring program brings together Oakland philanthropists, businesses, artists and activists to support Destiny Arts Center’s peace building work. Hosted in our brand new arts facility, this event will sell out due to limited capacity. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available now.


Discover Destiny

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Destiny Arts Center

Would you like to learn more about Destiny Arts Center and the impact we are having in our community?

Join us for one of our monthly Discover Destiny Events.

This free, informal 1-hour tour provides and overview of how we move people to peace through movement, arts education, and violence prevention. The goal of this event is to spread the word about Destiny and the positive impact we are making in our community. This is not a fundraising event.

Please R.S.V.P. if you would like to join us!


Punch for Peace and Kick for Kindness

Saturday, March 1

Destiny Arts Center

The entire Destiny community, dancers and martial artists alike, will raise money for Destiny’s programs by collecting sponsorships for a day of punching and kicking for peace and kindness.  Destiny’s move-a-thon! Details coming soon.

Martial Arts Tournament

Saturday, March 22

St. Columba’s Church
6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland

Destiny Arts Center and the Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon come together for an exciting day of friendly competition, serious martial arts technique and community building.

Martial Arts Belt Test

Saturday, May 3

Destiny Arts Center

Destiny Arts Center’s martial arts students will test for more advanced belt ranking in the Kajukenbo Kung Fu system.

Family Dance Nights

Fridays:  11/15/13, 12/20/13, 1/17/14, 2/21/14, 3/21/14, 4/18/14, 5/9/14, 6/21/14

Destiny Arts Center

$5-$10/person, sliding scale, no one turned away
Starting November 2013, join families at Destiny EVERY 3rd FRIDAY of the month for an evening of light food, light dance instruction and LOTS OF FUN! Led by an awesome lineup of Destiny dance icons, these evening events will feature opportunities to learn and play in an exciting variety of dance styles.

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

Avi Jacobson