Youth Class Fees & Registration
For information about our classes, 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
FOR STUDENTS NEW TO DESTINY
- 1. Go to our online registration site to create a family profile with your contact information and waive the $10 registration fee!
- 2. Download: NEW DESTINY STUDENTS FORM, fill it out, and save it on your computer.
- 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.
FOR RETURNING DESTINY STUDENTS
- 1. Download: RETURNING STUDENTS FORM, fill it out, and save it on your computer.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.