Culture Shock® San Diego is a nonprofit Hip Hop dance troupe dedicated to innovative performance entertainment, artist development education, and community outreach enrichment. Founded in 1993, Culture Shock San Diego is the originator of the world-wide network of Culture Shock International.

Culture Shock utilizes Hip Hop and Urban dance to cultivate education, enrichment and entertainment to inspire positive change in the communities we serve.

We troupe of individuals who, through the power of music and dance, cultivate self-worth, dignity, and respect for all people throughout our global community.

Culture Shock San Diego consists of five dance troupes, each of which provides training, rehearsal, and performance opportunities for dancers and choreographers with various levels of experience and skill. Auditions are held every year for each troupe. Each performs at various venues and events and all take part in a nationwide choreographers’ showcase every October, in which Culture Shock dance troupes from around the world convene for a full weekend of performances, training, and community building.


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