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Culture Shock Motto

"We are a troupe of individuals who through the power of music and dance, cultivate self-worth, dignity, and respect for all people."

About Culture Shock Canada

Our Mission

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


Culture Shock is a network of nonprofit dance companies that brings the power and beauty of Hip Hop to diverse audiences via professional entertainment, dance education, and community enrichment programs.

The Culture Shock family has grown from its base in San Diego to cities across the United States and Canada. Each company is individually operated to implement the Culture Shock mission of entertainment, education, and community enrichment with the unique needs of its community in mind. Each company has up to five dance troupes serving a diverse range of ages, skills, and goals.


Program Areas

Professional Entertainment

Professional Entertainment

Culture Shock is dedicated to bringing the highest level of professional dance entertainment through innovative performances at the forefront of the Hip Hop dance community. Through creative expression and originality within the art-form of Hip Hop, Culture Shock also aims to inspire others to express themselves and enrich their own lives through creativity and art.

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Culture Shock Toronto - 2016 Culture Shock Canada Showcase

Dance Education

Dance Education

Culture Shock provides training for people of all ages and levels of dance and is committed to artist development in choreography performance, choreography creation, and freestyle in all urban dance styles. CS Canada also works to develop community leaders who desire to use Hip Hop as a means to create and effect positive social change.

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Community Enrichment

Community Enrichment

Through Hip Hop dance and leadership programs, Culture Shock provides a positive outlet in which youth from at-risk communities can develop self-confidence and build life skills. The programs also aim to create opportunities and experiences for any and all youth that connect with their current situations and interests. Culture Shock also creates programs and events that have the intention of enriching the wider dance community by broadening and strengthening community bonds, and facilitating partnerships and sharing within the art form.

Related Programs:

  • Youth Outreach Programs: Free Hip Hop dance classes and programs for youth in partnership with local community centers, YMCA’s, Boys and girls clubs, and schools.
  • Hosting Dance Battles: Bringing the wider dance community together for healthy competition
  • Hosting Fundraisers
  • Performing at Charitable Shows
  • The Future Shock Dance Troupe: A training ground for youth dancers across the city to grow and develop, and subsequently have the opportunity to progress to the Culture Shock Troupe.

Culture Shock Canada - Community Enrichment