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Dance Troupes

There are five different dance troupes that provide training, rehearsal, and performance opportunities for dancers of various levels of experience and skill. Each troupe is led by a group of talented, dedicated directors and choreographers. They perform at various venues and events throughout each season. The individual teams provide a unique environment for personal and artistic growth as well as a distinct outlet for communicty outreach and enrichment. Each location supports from one to five troupes.

Culture Shock

Culture Shock

Our professional-level troupes provide dancers with rigorous training, paid performance opportunities, and the chance to dance in numerous high-profile events. Many of Culture Shock's dancers and alumni grace the screen and other stages with their awe-inspiring talent and vision. The tremendous respect this troupe has earned in the arts community nationwide is kept alive by the hard work and dedication of every Culture Shock dancer past and present.


Culture Shock Ottawa

Culture Shock Ottawa team picture

Team members

Erik Alvaro, Matthew Barr, Joelle Ciccarelli, Celeste Ferguson, Elisa Gaudet, Shannon Guo, Emily Huang, Shamsuddin Jouini, Sandrine Landriault, Mohammad Malak, Macrae Martin, Dylan Morris, Adetayo Odueke, Martine Plante, Shana Riopel, Tristan Sanon, Stephanie Seto, Chelsea Turcotte, Erika Turner, Alexei Vidal, Jared Wagner

Culture Shock Toronto

Culture Shock Toronto team picture

Team members

Thandiwe Gregg, Mohammad Hamdy, Madeleine Hiscocks, Tivon James, Chuck Kemp, Renee Letang, Devaney Moraes, Cherry Peng, Shaniece Phillips, Denis Rugema, Emily Solty, Kensie Watson

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Afta Shock

Afta Shock

Afta Shock demonstrates that we never cease to be creative, work hard, and inspire others with the values of hip hop culture. Composed of dancers ages 25 and older, Afta Shock debunks the idea that hip hop is just a young person's game. The teams greatly strengthen the hip hop community by providing a platform for many dancers, of varying ages and dance experiences, to join together and spread the love they have for this art form. Afta Shock's style is high-energy, old-school hip hop, combining dance elements of where hip hop started to where and what it is today.


Afta Shock Ottawa

Aft Shock Ottawa team picture

Team members

Sonia Awad, Deb Cameron, Emily Chan, Claude Charron, Jill Hodgins, Phil Nguyen, Stephanie Oliver, Maria Sultan-Khan, Samnang Tep, Tony Truong, Rebecca Zunder

Afta Shock Toronto

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Future Shock

Future Shock

Our apprentice companies provide those ages 17 and under with substantial experience studying and performing urban dance forms. Our Culture Shock troupe members often mentor these dancers. The family environment fosters teamwork, respect, and positive self-expression. Future Shock dancers are required to maintain satisfactory grade-point averages and participate regularly in local community events. Their performances often draw large, diverse audiences and are applauded for their high level of technical and artistic excellence.


Future Shock Ottawa

Future Shock Ottawa team picture

Team members

Annabel, Jenna, Lauren, Milanda, Shayla, Terrance

Future Shock Toronto


Future Shock Toronto team picture

Team members

Anieyah, Freya, Malakai, Shaza, Sofia

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Mighty Shock

Mighty Shock

A training troupe for dancers ages 13 years and under, Mighty Shock builds a solid hip hop dance foundation. Troupe members learn challenging routines and grow as individuals working toward a common goal of performing great routines at various community events and showcases. The teamwork and confidence that are displayed by these young dancers inspire youth and adults alike.


Mighty Shock Ottawa

Team members

Aliya, Annabelle, Cassy, √Čliane, Isabelle, Julianne, Linda, Miles, Tayjia

* Mighty Shock is not currently active for Toronto.

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Mini Shock

Mini Shock

Mini Shock dancers show that you are never to young to be innovative and learn to work hard. These troupes are a fun way for children 5 years and under to grow through hip hop dance and be exposed to the core values of the hip hop community, including self-worth and respect for others.


* Mini Shock is not currently active for Ottawa.

* Mini Shock is not currently active for Toronto.

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