Fees & Registration

School year classes will begin on Monday September 14th at our Arts Center in North Oakland! Please refer to our class schedule.

Registration is required for all students. We offer one free trial class for new students when space is available in the class. Students are not considered registered until Destiny program staff receive all completed materials and the initial payment. Classes do fill quickly, so please submit completed paperwork and payment to ensure placement. For full classes, please follow the steps below and submit a completed form to be placed on a wait list.

How to Register for Classes | Monthly Payments | Program Areas | Policies | Camp DESTINY

How to Register for Classes


  • 1. Go to our online registration site to create a family profile with your contact information and waive the $10 registration fee!
  • 3. Email, mail, hand deliver or fax (510-597-1620) the form along with your total initial payment in order to secure a spot in a class. This form is also available in person at our center.



  • 2. Email, mail, hand deliver or fax (510-597-1620) the form along with your total initial payment in order to secure a spot in a class. This form is also available in person at our center.

Monthly Payments

As a non-profit organization with a mission-driven value to provide access for all families to our programs, Destiny Arts Center’s classes are offered on a sliding-scale ($12-$180) monthly payment amount that is per child, per program area (Dance, Martial Arts, or Performance Companies). We empower families to choose their amount. Please note that for two classes per week, comparable local programs cost about $90 per month, and the true cost to us as an organization is about $135 per month. Please refer to the chart below when considering your monthly payment and contribute generously. Once registered, monthly payments are due on the 1st of of the month. All families are strongly encouraged to establish an “auto-pay,” or automatic monthly payment from a Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. Refunds are not guaranteed and are considered on a case-by-case basis only. 

Program Areas

All Destiny Arts Center classes are arranged according to three program areas: Dance, Martial Arts, and Performance Companies (by audition only). Students who wish to register for both Martial Arts and Dance classes must pay a sliding scale fee of $12-180 for each program area. Within each area, students are able to take an unlimited amount of classes appropriate to their age group. Please see our Classes & Camps page for more detailed descriptions.

Martial arts students grades K & up must sign up for a minimum of 2 days per week. Dance students must sign up for both days of our weekday Tuesday and Thursday classes.

Policies and Releases

All releases and waivers must be completed and are included in the registration documents:

Early Arrival Policy
Students should arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to the start time of their first class. Once a student arrives at Destiny Arts Center they are not permitted to leave until the completion of their class day or by parent/caregiver consent. Students should arrive prepared for class with their uniforms and any food, water or gear they require.

Enrollment Guarantee Policy
Registration and regular attendance is required for all students. We are happy to offer free trial classes to new students, but enrollment is not guaranteed until completed registration materials and payment are submitted. Enrollment may be suspended or terminated for poor attendance or nonpayment. If you plan to be absent, or are unable to pay your monthly dues, please contact program staff at our office as soon as possible to make any necessary arrangements.

Penalties and Refunds Policy
Refunds are not guaranteed and are considered on a case-by-case basis. A $20 fee for returned checks or late payments will be assessed.

Pick-Up Policy
Destiny Arts Center expects parents/caregivers or an authorized person to pick-up students no later than 15 minutes after the end of their class day. We will call the primary contact after 15 minutes and will place calls to the secondary contact and the emergency contact listed until we reach someone. If a child is not picked up within an hour of their class ending we will consider this Child Neglect and will contact the Oakland Police Department at (510) 777-3333.

Student Leave Policy
Destiny Arts Center must receive prior parent/caregiver permission for a student to walk or take public transportation when departing at the end of their class day. Destiny Arts Center is not responsible for these students once they leave the building.

Waiver of Liability
Families must sign a waiver of Liability for their student(s) to attend and participate in Destiny Arts Center programs and classes.

Photo/Video Release
Families are asked to give permission for Destiny Arts Center to use photos or video footage of my child(ren) listed above for publicity and educational purposes both in print and on the internet.

Camp DESTINY 2015!

Camp DESTINY 2015 consists of three, 1-week sessions for 7-12 year olds . We are excited to announce the debut of a new, special martial arts-focused camp for k-7th grade, which was available in two, 4-day sessions. Each week of camp is offered for a sliding-scale payment of $50 – $300 per child, empowering families to choose how much they are able to contribute and support their community. We also offer optional pre-care, starting at 8am for $25, as well as after-care continuing until 6pm for a sliding scale payment of $25 – $100. Families must also purchase a Destiny t-shirt ($15) for their child(ren).


For youth who have never attended a Destiny camp or class
1. Create a profile with your contact information at our online registration site

For all youth
2. Download the Camp Destiny Information Form to your computer, save and fill it out then return it via email to info@destinyarts.org, mail or in person
3. Pay a non-refundable deposit of $50 per child, per week of camp 

This is a download icon Download: Camp Registration Form

Full payment for each week of camp is due on the first day of that camp week (Monday @ 9am). Payments made beyond the $50 deposit may be refunded by request up until 2 weeks prior to the start of camp.


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

Avi Jacobson