Classes at Our Center

After school, weekend and summer programs for children and teens at Destiny’s North Oakland center provide skills training in dance, martial arts and performance, as well as tools for confidence, leadership and expression through our violence prevention curriculum.

At Destiny, caring adult mentors coupled with an inclusive, multicultural community, and an innovative curriculum make our programs more than something to do, more than a place to go. Destiny gives young people a way to BE.

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Registration for fall 2017 programs is open as of August 11.
All classes are offered on a sliding scale of $15 – $300 per month, and no one is turned away for lack of funds. 

As of Fall 2017 we are using a new system for registration, so everyone must create a new account and register here. Once you have registered you can log in here to access your account.

2017 FALL SESSION: Monday, September 11 – Saturday, December 9
2018 WINTER SESSION: Tuesday, January 8 – Saturday, March 16
2018 SPRING SESSION: Monday, March 19 – Saturday, June 9

PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSES OFTEN FILL UP.  We encourage you to register early in the semester.


Mondays | Mondays & Wednesdays | Wednesdays | Tuesdays & Thursdays | Saturdays


MONDAYS

4:00 – 4:50 pm
CAPOEIRA | Age 8 and up | Fabiano “Sabia” Pinheiro

5:00 – 6:00 pm
CAPOEIRA | Ages 5-7 | Fabiano “Sabia” Pinheiro


MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
MARTIAL ARTS | ages 5-7 | Sifu Anthony Daniels & Sifu Kate Hobbs | Must take with Wednesday class

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
MARTIAL ARTS | age 8 and up | Sifu Anthony Daniels & Sifu Kate Hobbs


WEDNESDAYS

4:00 – 4:50 pm
AFRICAN MUSIC & DANCE | Age 8 and up | Julia Chigamba

5:00 – 6:00 pm
AFRICAN MUSIC & DANCE | Ages 5-7 | Julia Chigamba


TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (Beginner) | Ages 7-12 | Rashidi Omari
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (Intermediate) | Ages 9-12 | Mika Lemoine

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
DESTINY JUNIOR COMPANY REHEARSAL | Ages 9-12 | Mika Lemoine (by audition only)

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
DESTINY ARTS YOUTH PERFORMANCE CO. REHEARSAL | Ages 13-18 | Rashidi Omari & Sarah Crowell (by audition only)

6 pm – 7 pm 
TEEN HIP HOP DANCE (All Levels) | Ages 13-18 | Mika Lemoine


SATURDAYS

9:00 am – 9:50 am
MARTIAL ARTS | Ages 5-7 | Sifu Anthony Daniels
TEDDY BEAR HIP HOP | Ages 4-5 | Chyna Kane-Ross & Anisah Abdullah

10:00 am – 10:50 am
MARTIAL ARTS | Age 8 and up | Sifu Anthony Daniels
TEDDY BEAR HIP HOP | Ages 5-6 | Chyna Kane-Ross & Anisah Abdullah
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (All Levels) | Ages 7-12 | Samara Atkins

11:00 am – 11:50 am
MARTIAL ARTS DEMO/TOURNAMENT TEAM | Age 6 and up | Sifu Anthony Daniels
TEDDY BEAR HIP HOP | Ages 3-4 | Chyna Kane-Ross & Anisah Abdullah
YOUTH HIP HOP DANCE (All Levels) | Ages 7-12 | Samara Atkins

 

Martial Arts | Dance | Performance Companies


MARTIAL ARTS

Eclectic Asian Martial Arts
The Destiny Arts Center martial arts program is an all-inclusive program. The combined White Belt to Black Belt curriculum is broken down into five program areas: Anti-Violence/Self-Defense, Karate/Kung Fu, Judo/Grappling, Leadership and Sports/Performance. The Destiny Arts Martial Arts Program welcomes all youth that have an open heart and a desire to learn. Classes open with a quiet circle and a warm-up. Every class includes rigorous repetition of basic kicks, punches, blocks, rolls, falls and throws. Emphasis for the program is on correct technique and individual attention. Ultimately, the Destiny Arts Martial Arts Program is a vehicle to engage youth and support them in being connected, open-minded and safe.

Required uniform: white martial arts gi (AKA uniform), belt (available for purchase at Destiny)

Monday & Wednesday | 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm | K-3rd grade | all levels

Monday & Wednesday | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | 4th grade & above | all levels

Saturday | 9:00am – 9:50 am | K-3rd grade | all levels

Saturday | 10:00am – 10:50 am | 4th grade & above | all levels

Saturday | 11:00am – 12:00 pm | Demo/Tournament Team Practice | by instructor approval

Capoeria (Brazilian Martial Arts)
Capoeira (Portuguese pronunciation: [kapuˈejɾɐ]) is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. It was developed in Brazil mainly by Angolans, at the beginning of the 16th century. It is known for its quick and complex maneuvers, predominantly using power, speed, and leverage across a wide variety of kicks, spins and techniques.

Required uniform: TBA

Monday | 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm | 8 & up | all levels

Monday | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm | ages 5-7 | all levels


DANCE

Youth Hip Hop
Taught by Destiny youth company directors, Rashidi Omari, Mika Lemoine, and Samara Atkins this class teaches beginning to intermediate dancers to develop technique, learn exciting choreography and improve confidence in performing. Classes teach hip hop fundamentals and history while also encouraging personal style, building community and increasing physical strength, flexibility and stamina.

Required uniform: Destiny t-shirt, movement bottoms (sweats, tights, etc. no jeans) and sneakers (no boots or sandals)

Tuesday & Thursday | 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm | ages 7-12 | Beg. w/ Rashidi Omari

Tuesday & Thursday | 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm | ages 9-12 | Int. w/ Mika Lemoine

Saturday | 10:00 am – 10:50 am | ages 7-12 | all levels w/ Samara Atkins

Saturday | 11:00 am – 11:50 am | ages 7-12 | all levels w/ Samara Atkins

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Teen Hip Hop
Learn various hip hop style fundamentals, their historical roots, and how to infuse them with your personal expression with professional dancer Mika Lemoine.

Required uniform: Destiny t-shirt, movement bottoms (sweats, tights, etc. no jeans) and sneakers (no boots or sandals)

Tuesday & Thursday | 6 pm – 7 pm | ages 13-18 | all levels w/ Mika Lemoine

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Teddy Bear Hip Hop
Our youngest students ages 3-6 explore creative movement, learn hip hop choreography tailored to their developmental stage, and play games that reinforce collaboration and problem-solving skills.

Required uniform: Destiny t-shirt and movement bottoms (sweats, tights, etc. no jeans)

Saturday | 10:00 am – 10:50 am | ages 5-6 | all levels w/ Chyna Kane-Ross and Anisah Abdullah

Saturday | 11:00 am – 11:50 am | ages 3-4 | all levels w/ Chyna Kane-Ross and Anisah Abdullah

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African Music & Dance
We recognize African music and dance as the true root of hip hop movement and culture. This year we will bring our seasoned African music and dance teaching artists, Julia Chigamba and Moeketsi Gibe, to teach the traditional music and dance of Zimbabwe and South Africa in a dynamic, energetic explosion of drumming and dance for ages 5 and up.

Required uniform: Destiny t-shirt and movement bottoms (sweats, tights, etc. no jeans)

Wednesday | 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm | ages 8 & up | all levels all levels w/ Julia Chigamba & Moeketsi Gibe

Wednesday | 5:o0 pm – 6:00 pm | ages 5-7 | all levels all levels w/ Julia Chigamba & Moeketsi Gibe

What a brave band of determined souls is Destiny!

Alice Walker
Author, poet, feminist, and activist