Community Workshops

Community Workshops are single or multiple classes, generally scheduled up to one week long, that happen in Bay Area community organizations and schools. We offer all of our movement disciplines as workshops. Workshops combine Destiny’s Five Fingers of Violence Prevention curriculum with a performing or martial arts discipline.

In addition to our traditional disciplines, we offer workshops such as Increase the Peace and Real Talk/Real Moves aimed at fostering an open dialogue around challenges faced by the school/community. Schools and organizations benefit by adding our experiential workshops to culturally/socially relevant holidays and celebrations like Hispanic heritage month, Black history month and national women’s day.

Movement Arts  

Hip Hop –  African  – Afro-Brazilian – Breakdancing- Rhythm and Movement 

Our workshops introduce movement arts in a variety of forms while teaching community awareness and conflict resolution skills. Workshops are available for youth ages 3-24 and take young through a progression of elements including warm-up, a basic routine and choreography and improvisation. Youth experience personal and collective challenges and successes which ultimately strengthen community ties.

Martial Arts 

Kung Fu – Karate – Aikido – Capoeira – Tai Chi – Self-Defense 

Martial arts helps instill discipline, mental focus and physical development. Workshops will focus on basic philosophical principals within the given martial arts form and will include warm up, physical exercises and historical context through storytelling. Capoeira workshops include an introduction to percussive instruments and call and response songs.

Theater Arts & Spoken Word Poetry

Spoken Word – Theatre Arts

Theater Arts helps open the lines of communication among students and creates a forum for honest self-expression. Spoken word is a contemporary form of performance poetry that draws from hip hop culture and places emphasis on personal and/or social narrative and commentary. Through theater arts and performance, youth develop critical oratory skills and become more confident performing in front of others.

To bring a Destiny workshop to your school or community organization please contact Christina Chan, School & Community Programs Manager. Please allow at least a 3 week lead time for booking in order to match the correct Teaching Artist and art form with your Workshop.

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