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  • Destiny Arts Center
    Curriculum Board of Directors Advisory Council Our Donors Administrative Staff Teaching Artists Resident Companies Employment Publications Directions Contact Support Donor Circle Donor Spotlight Volunteer Partner Sponsor Donate DESTINY IS HIRING CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE Destiny Superbowl Performance Video Our Mission It pays to be fabulous Destiny s new paid performance residency program for Emerging Artists ages 18 24 What We Do We move young people to peace through dance theater and martial arts Register Why We Do It To achieve our mission to end isolation prejudice and violence in the lives of young people Volunteer How to Help Your support keeps Destiny in schools and communities throughout the East Bay Learn More If someone is trying to hurt us we use our fighting skills but only if we have to We use our feet and our words first Rosalyn Green Age 10 Peralta Elementary School Oakland Watch Videos Register Today Join our mailing list Programs Classes Camps at Our Center Destiny in Schools Community Workshops Classes for Adults Professional Development Services Performance Companies Emerging Artist Program Space Rentals Events Impact Our Future Benefit to Communities Benefit to Youth Testimonials Community Resources Media Photo Gallery Videos Destiny In The

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    on how to register for classes Martial Arts Dance Performance Companies MARTIAL ARTS Youth Teen Martial Arts Destiny Arts Center has a rich and vibrant tradition of martial arts practice rooted in our Warrior s Code The kung fu styles being taught at Destiny are a combination of the eclectic Hawaiian kung fu style called Kajukenbo and a Chinese system developed by Dr Alex Feng called Wu Chien Pai Our training includes rigorous repetition of basic strikes kicks and blocks as well as close in fighting sets grappling traditional kata practice and sparring Every class begins and ends with a ritual bowing in or out and includes a warm up stretching and a cool down Students will progress through a belt system from white to black with as much emphasis placed on learning to bow as learning to strike Required uniform black martial arts gi pants and Destiny T shirt Monday Wednesday 4 00 pm 5 00 pm K 3rd grade all levels Monday Wednesday 5 00 pm 6 30 pm 4th grade above all levels Saturday 9 00am 10 00am K 3rd grade all levels Saturday 10 00am 11 00am 4th grade above all levels Little Tigers Martial Arts Our Little Tigers martial arts program trains our youngest students to increase their awareness strengthen their verbal and physical responses to challenges and develop basic self defense and safety skills As they grow in their martial arts practice students cultivate technique and train to participate in Destiny s martial arts classes for older students TIME CHANGE Saturday 11 00 am 12 00 pm Ages 3 5 pre K DANCE Youth Hip Hop Taught by Destiny youth company directors Rashidi Omari and Mika Lemoine 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 30 pm ages 7 12 Beg w Rashidi Omari Tuesday Thursday 3 30 pm 4 30 pm ages 7 12 Int w Mika Lemoine Saturday 10 00 am 11 00 am ages 7 12 all levels w Samara Atkins Jenay Anolin in January Saturday 11 00 am 12 00 pm ages 7 12 all levels w Samara Atkins Jenay Anolin in January 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 Beginners stay for the first hour of class while intermediate dancers continue until 7pm Required uniform Destiny T shirt movement bottoms sweats tights etc no jeans and sneakers no boots or sandals Tuesday Thursday 5 30 pm 6 30 pm ages 13 18 Beginner w Mika Lemoine Tuesday Thursday 5 30 pm 7 00 pm ages 13 18 Intermediate w Mika Lemoin e Teddy Bear Hip

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    dance technique in a variety of forms while teaching community awareness and conflict resolution skills Through the process of a Destiny dance class students gain body awareness learn components of choreography and develop the confidence necessary to perform MARTIAL ARTS Kung Fu Karate Aikido Capoeira Tai Chi Martial arts helps instill discipline mental focus and physical development Through the exercises sequences forms and philosophies associated with these disciplines students develop confidence and self esteem The practice of Aikido for example instructs students in their ability to receive an attack and harmlessly redirect it Classes also offer an historical overview of the discipline which helps students broaden their world view Capoeira includes an introduction to capoeira instruments and call and response songs THEATER ARTS SPOKEN WORD Theater Arts helps open the lines of communication among students and creates a forum for honest self expression Through theater arts and performance youth develop critical oratory skills and become more confident performing in front of others 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 THE AFRICAN ROOTS OF HIP HOP This special class explores dance from Africa and the African Diaspora through the lens of contemporary hip hop African dance and music has had a profound influence on many contemporary dance styles including hip hop modern dancehall salsa samba and other forms Typically the class will include multiple instructors who each specialize in one African Diasporic dance style Classes address the technique culture history and modern application of each of the presented dance styles As a result students are able to experience the diversity and complexity of these distinct yet inter related and influential dance styles To receive the full benefit of this residency we recommend a one month minimum PROGRAM STRUCTURE School residencies can be customized to fit the needs of a particular school or district We have recommended packages developed to achieve maximum results in a one to nine month time frame Residency classes typically run for one to two hours and meet once or twice a week The majority of our packages also include one or two school based performances and two off site performances hosted by Destiny Arts Center We have found that showcasing student work promotes motivation confidence and accountability Programs are most successful at schools that can make a large open space available to our movement based programs Gyms auditoriums multipurpose rooms or large classrooms are preferred Ideally schools will also be able to provide equipment for their desired program such as a sound system theater props costumes or crash pads However these supplies can also be added to the program budget as needed Finally we recommend schools add Destiny T shirts to their budget to help reinforce classroom values and camaraderie For schools interested in a single class session we offer Community Workshops structured to address specific objectives SCHOOL PARTNERS Destiny Arts Center has worked with over 70 schools

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    of dance in youth culture particularly television programming and film a workshop can be a wonderful bridge to engage youth in an authentic dance class experience As the group is taken through warm ups a basic routine and choreography they experience personal and collective challenges and successes which ultimately strengthen community ties Our teachers are also available to teach flash mobs for different special events Check out an article about a flash mob choreographed and organized by Destiny instructor Giuliana Blasi Martial Arts Kung Fu Karate Aikido Capoeira Tai Chi Self Defense Self Defense for Girls Martial arts helps instill discipline mental focus and physical development Martial arts have experienced a rise in pop culture through film video games and animation Through years of practice and dedication to their discipline and the craft of teaching our instructors will help illuminate the principles within martial arts to which so many youth are drawn Classes include physical exercises historical overviews and philosophical perspectives Capoeira workshops include an introduction to percussive instruments and call and response songs Theater Arts Spoken Word 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 We have also found these workshops to be effective team building tools that help foster positive group dynamics Yoga The ancient art science of yoga combines various physical postures with intentional breathing Yoga brings flexibility strength and deep relaxation to the body and mind Yoga has proven to increase focus decrease stress and encourage self reflection among students Conflict

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    5 class card 10 with purchase of a 10 class card Classes other than Urban Sweat and Sweat N Groove are produced by community groups and artists with Destiny serving as the facility only Destiny takes no responsibility for class content pricing payments schedule changes class cancelations etc URBAN SWEAT with Rashidi Omari 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 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

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    into academic classrooms at Bridging the Bay Regional After School Conference San Francisco CA Often a teacher or teaching artist comes in with their expertise but has no understanding of creating community in the classroom Establishing this first allows for deeper creativity by the group as a whole the individuals in the group begin to trust themselves and their classmates now colleagues the group takes ownership of the process and their learning experience With Destiny Arts Center s Sarah Crowell s heartfelt and compassionate clear leadership learning is taken to a deeper and broader level She highlights teaching moments moments where we can guide the students to their next level of ability I left her workshop feeling inspired and excited for the new year of teaching to begin Mia Tagano Performing Arts Workshop teaching artist after participating in a Destiny workshop at the Inventing Our Future Integrated Learning Summer Institute Oakland CA TRAININGS AVAILABLE ARTS INTEGRATION FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS This training or series of trainings explore simple practical ways for classroom teachers to integrate movement and theater into regular lessons as a way to enhance learning and engage students more fully Participants will be taken through a series of movement theater exercises that they can apply in their classrooms There will also be discussion around the specific needs of the school community and ways in which the lessons can assist in addressing those needs The workshop is open to teachers who teach all age groups and who have any level of performing arts background Oakland Unified School District s Statement about the Role of Arts in Education CREATING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS We all come to classrooms with history culture and identity and so do our students and teachers Tapping diversity as a rich resource means we can create safe

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    way I wasn t really able to express myself emotionally Through working with the show and performing last year I have really become able to express my emotions and tell my story In the show early in 2011 I performed a monologue about being bullied in school for being perceived as gay Through Destiny I was able to come to terms with this and truly grow from the experience Sasha Petterson 16 Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company DAYPC Part of the Destiny Arts Center model is to consciously foster young artists The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company DAYPC was formed for youth ages 13 18 in order to create productions that are dynamic forums for young people to express their fears hopes and strategies for confronting challenging personal and social issues Since 1993 the group has matured into a committed multicultural group of teens from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds who bring their narratives to the table in creating their annual production in collaboration with DAYPC Co Artistic Directors Sarah Crowell and Rashidi Omari and invited professional artists All productions combine hip hop modern aerial dance theater martial arts song rap and spoken word as artistic mediums Company members rehearse twice week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 30 7 30PM As the season progresses rehearsal times increase The group performs up to 30 times during the season mostly on weekends This year DAYPC will continue to collaborate with Destiny s LGBTQ youth group as well as Nicole Klaymoon s Embodiment Project once of Destiny s professional resident dance companies 2015 AUDITIONS Tuesday September 22 4 30 8 30pm OR Tuesday September 29 4 30 8 30pm dancers only have to audition once Destiny Junior Company DJC The Destiny Junior Company DJC is a rigorous training ground in dance theater and performance for youth ages 9 12 DJC company members undergo an audition process to assess their readiness to be a member of a performance team as well as their current level of technical achievement All invited members of DJC perform portions of the annual production written and co created by DAYPC and they also co write and choreograph one original show per year DJC members are expected to take one Destiny technique class in addition to their twice weekly rehearsals Tues Thurs from 4 30 5 30PM Destiny Junior Company s Artistic Director is Mika Lemoine a Destiny alum and current Destiny hip hop instructor 2015 AUDITION Thursday September 24 4 30 6 30pm We host auditions at our North Oakland arts center at the beginning of every new school year School Year 2015 16 Audition Dates Destiny Junior Company 9 12 year olds Thursday September 24 2015 4 30 6 30pm Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company 13 18 year olds Tuesday September 22 OR Tuesday September 29 2015 4 30 8 30pm Dancers are only required to attend one audition rehearsals begin on Thursday October 1 How to prepare Come prepared to work hard and support your fellow

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    continue their growth as creative innovators and cultural leaders under the mentorship of professional artists These intensive hands on programs serve as collaborative incubators and engage participants as paid artists 3 Months 2 Mentor Artists 1 Amazing Show Jan 21 April 23 2016 Emerging Artist Residents will work for three months with two mentor artists Indira Allegra and India Davis to develop original multidisciplinary performance pieces that weave storytelling and spoken word with theater and movement Residents are paid a stipend of 1 200 for their creative work Click here for more info New Media Arts Program New MAP The New Media Arts Program is designed to prepare creative young people ages 18 22 for professional development in online multimedia Apprentices will learn film digital photography video production editing publishing social networking and branding They will learn to use the latest technology and tools working in a team and supported by leaders in the field Residents will be paid a stipend based on the number of 8 week sessions they participate in Click here for more info What a brave band of determined souls is Destiny Alice Walker Author poet feminist and activist Watch Videos Register Today Join our mailing

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