Family Nights

Fridays 2014/15: September 19, October 17, November 14, January 16, February 13, June 19


Destiny Arts Center

$5-$10/person, sliding scale, no one turned away
Join families at Destiny for an evening of light food, signature Destiny movement and games and LOTS OF FUN! Led by an awesome lineup of Destiny teaching artist icons, these events will feature opportunities to learn and play in an exciting variety of movement styles.

Punch for Peace and Kick for Kindness

Saturday, February 7


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.

One Billion Rising!

Saturday, February 14th

First Presbyterian Church
2619 Broadway, Oakland

Purchase tickets here

Join the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company and an incredible cadre of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, in an evening celebrating and honoring women and girls.  One Billion Rising is an international movement started by Eve Ensler, author of the Vagina Monologues.  The local chapter is called Bay Area Rising and they will be producing this year’s event.

Martial Arts Belt Test

Wednesday, March 11


Destiny Arts Center

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

Moving for Peace: Spring Semester Recital

Saturday June 6

1pm and 4pm shows

Hoover Elementary School – 890 Brockhurst Street Oakland, CA 94608

General Admission Tickets at the door $3-20 sliding scale, kids 5 and under FREE (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Destiny Arts Center’s annual Spring Celebration features dynamic dance, theater and martial arts performances by students from main site and artists-in-schools programs.




April 3 – April 14, 2015

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

Friday, April 3  7:30pm
Saturday, April 4  7:30pm
Friday, April 10  7:30pm
Saturday, April 11  2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, April 12  5pm

Tuesday, April 14  10am & 1:30pm (school groups only)


The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company breaks it all down in their latest show entitled Warrior. 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, Leslie Schickel of KUNST-STOFF Dance Company and Roots to Water Dance Collective, Afia and Nafi Thompson of Bahiya Movement, and 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.



    If someone is trying to hurt us, we use our fighting skills, but only if we have to. We use our feet and our words first.

    Rosalyn Green
    Age 10, Peralta Elementary School (Oakland)