Classes for Adults


Destiny Arts Center offers an exciting lineup of movement arts classes for adults taught by local professional artists!


6:30-7:45pm Urban Sweat with Rashidi Omari

9-10am Sweat N Groove with Samara Atkins



For Urban Sweat and Sweat N Groove the cost per class is:
$13 for drop-in
$11 with purchase of a 5-class card
$10 with purchase of a 10-class card

Urban Sweat and Sweat N Groove are produced by the teaching artists, with Destiny serving as the facility only. Students pay the teachers directly.

To stay abreast of  schedule changes and class cancelations, email to get on Rashidi and Samara’s email lists! 


URBAN SWEAT with Rashidi Omari

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With decades of experience performing, teaching and creating, Destiny’s own Rashidi Omari, Co-Director of the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC), and Bay Area Dancehall King 2010, is bringing it to the people with a high-energy dance fitness experience, featuring an empowering workout, and exciting choreography and dance techniques. In addition to his work at Destiny Arts Center, Rashidi performs with Company of Prophets, Liberation Dance Theater and Starchild Dance Collective, as well as solo. Ever left a DAYPC show wowed by the choreography and wanting to try it from the other side? Don’t miss URBAN SWEAT!

Monday | 6:30 – 7:45pm | adults | all levels


SWEAT N GROOVE with Samara Atkins

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Looking for a way to have fun and work out at the same time? Come get your groove on Saturday mornings with Ms. Samara and sweat while you do! This class features stretching, high energy, low impact dance moves and choreo for you to start your weekend off right! Hip Hop fitness at its finest with one of Destiny’s most spirited and sought after dancers.

Samara Atkins has performed in dance companies such as New Style Motherlode, Diamond Dance Company, Neapolitan, Dance 10, St. Mary’s Dance Ensemble and Dance-A-Vision. She is Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of the mixed genre dance collective Mix’d Ingrdnts, and has choreographed for Busta Rhymes, Nelly Furtado and Rhianna. She has taught hip hop dance for Destiny in Hayward, San Leandro and Oakland since 2011

Saturday | 9:00 – 10:00am | adults | all levels


What a brave band of determined souls is Destiny!

Alice Walker
Author, poet, feminist, and activist