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.


Family Dance Nights

Fridays:  May 9th and June 21st 2014

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.

Moving for Peace: Spring Semester Recital

Saturday June 7, 2014

1pm and 4pm shows

Hoover Elementary School – 890 Brockhurst Street Oakland, CA 94608

General admission tickets are sold at the door $3-20 sliding scale with 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.

1pm show performers 

Little Tigers Martial Arts
Destiny Junior Company
Teddy Bear Hip Hop
Lion Creek Crossing
7-12 Modern Dance
Peralta Elementary School
K-5 Martial Arts
Sankofa Academy Elementary School
7-12 Hip Hop (Mika Lemoine, instructor)
5th grade & above Martial Arts
Westlake Middle School

4pm show performers

Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company
Teen Modern Dance
Stege Elementary School
Vincent Academy Elementary School
7-12 Hip Hop (Jenay Anolin, instructor)
Hoover Elementary School
7-12 Ballroom Dance
Korematsu Elementary School
Lafayette Elementary School
German International School
Teen Hip Hop
Montera Middle School



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.



Discover Destiny

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 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 email at for our next Discover Destiny date.


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.

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