Culture Shock San Diego will perform Hip Hop Dance at Takin' It To The Streets Showcase on Sunday, December 15th at 5:30pm in Las Vegas!
Culture Shock Las Vegas presents its annual Takin’ It to the Streets Showcase. The production benefit Culture Shock Las Vegas and its youth outreach programs, Future Shock, Mighty, and Mini Shock. It will be held Sunday, December 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Nicholas J Horn Theater, CSN, 3200 E Cheyenne Ave, North Las Vegas, NV 89030.
Takin’ It to the Streets has been mesmerizing audience of all ages for over fifteen years. VIP admission at the door is $25 and early sale VIP is $20. Pre-sale general admission is $17 and $20 on the day of the show. You can order tickets by visiting www.showtix4u.com.
This year, the one-of-a-kind song and dance extravaganza will feature Las Vegas’ Culture Shock, Future Shock, Mighty, and Mini Shock members performing a variety of dance medleys. The participation of troupe members from Culture Shock San Diego and Hip Hop Finest City will enhance the special performance. In addition, it will feature local troupes, Zoologic Break Ninja, Teamstylez, Under Construction, Eagle Takwondo, and many more.
According to Executive Director, Evangeline Bisquera-Golda, due to last year’s generous contributions, Culture Shock Las Vegas managed to provide members with numerous services and benefits, including workshops, dance training and scholarships. Members of the troupe this year were able to perform at PAC 12, Mr. Bizarro’s Boo Bash, as members of USA Hype Squad, and many more.
Culture Shock Las Vegas offer positive role models and a welcoming environment to the local dance community since 1995. Indeed, they provide the community with a vital tool to protect, strengthen, and teach their youth to respect all people. Culture Shock Las Vegas, a non-profit educational, youth-outreach program, and hip-hop dance company, comprises of children and young adults who volunteer their time to use hip hop/street dance to help steer young people away from drugs, violence, hatred and other mischievous behaviors, into a lifestyle that promotes acceptance, achievement and self-confidence.
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SHOCK’N THE PARK!
This year, Culture Shock Dance Troupe held its annual Shock’N The Park event at Horton Plaza Park. This yearly event is an opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate the inclusiveness of dance. Mighty Shock Los Angeles came the farthest to share their talents. The Los Angeles chapter of Culture Shock celebrates their 25th year and proved that they were going strong. Some examples of guests included Robotix, Fuego Crew from Tijuana, Mexico, Nu Era feat. NuKids, Wild Nation, Major League Crew and Culture Shock Dance Center’s own Shock Army. Not only did Culture Shock, Future Shock, Mighty Shock and Mini Shock perform their own pieces, but they came together for a collaborative finale to prove, once again, that dance is for EVERYONE!
Following these amazing performances, dancers battled it to see who would be named our 2019 Battle winners. Our judges Jahdai “JK” Jackson, Dom “D’Cypher” Haulsey and Charlie “Hybrd” Lopez had a tough job. During the Battle, mc’d by Jojo Vandereb, youth and adult dancers went through 4 rounds of freestyle dance battle and ultimately Sebastian from Future Shock San Diego and Jose from Fuego Crew came out as our champs.
Between the raffle opportunities, food trucks, the Kipp School, Shock Gear and Robiotix vendors, it was a day of camaraderie. But the best part was the hundreds of people who came by to support. As the music filled the plaza, patrons in the downtown area were drawn to event. They even paused to observe the scene and stayed to enjoy the performances and dance battles. We are so thankful that our fellow San Diegans joined us and look forward to next year with an even farther outreach of community engagement.
A special thanks goes out to The City of San Diego: Commission for Arts and Culture, California Arts Council, Culture Shock Dance Center, National Charity League Inc., and Horton Plaza Park. See you all next year!!