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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."


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.


Culture Shock Canada Charity (Youth Education & Enrichment)*

Through structured urban dance-based education and enrichment programs for youth, Culture Shock Canada Charity (CSCC) addresses issues of social isolation & self-esteem, and builds relational, teamwork, and leadership skills. 

These programs provide enriching self-esteem building activities, education in interpersonal skills, as well as a platform for practicing those skills, developing social bonds, andsuccessfully working towards a challenging long-term goal with peers. This contributes to greater resilience; helping youth to reach their full potential. “

*Charitable status application pending.  These services are not eligible for official donation receipts.


Program Areas

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.

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.

Related Programs:

  • Professional Dance troupes:
    • Culture Shock: A professional 18+ performance dance troupe
    • Future Shock: A professional 18 and under performance dance troupe and training ground for youth dancers to grow, develop, and subsequently have the opportunity to progress to the Culture Shock Troupe.
    • Afta Shock: A professional 18 and under performance dance troupe
  • Company Classes: A weekly drop-in beginner cardio Hip Hop dance class, open for ages 16+.
  • Intermediate and advanced urban dance workshops
  • Local Shows: Cultural events, fundraisers, corporate events, charitable events
  • Local and International showcase performances
  • Hosting Dance Battles: Bringing the wider dance community together for healthy competition

Culture Shock Ottawa - 2018 Culture Shock Canada Showcase

Education & Enrichment (Charity)

Youth Education and Enrichment

Through structured urban dance-based education and enrichment programs for youth, Culture Shock Canada Charity (CSCC) addresses issues of social isolation & self-esteem, and builds relational, teamwork, and leadership skills.

Related Programs:

  • Youth Outreach programs: In both the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa, Culture Shock Canada Charity offers structured, after-school, Hip Hop and urban dance programs for children and youth ages 6-18 in partnership with local community centers, YMCA’s, Boys and Girls Clubs, schools, and other child and youth organizations.
  • Culture Shock Canada Showcase Fundraiser

Culture Shock Canada - Youth Education & Enrichment