Culture Shock DC
Culture Shock Washington DC(r) brings the power and beauty of Hip-Hop to diverse audiences via professional entertainment, dance education, and community enrichment programs. Culture Shock DC is committed to using the art of Hip-Hop dance as a tool for providing constructive alternatives for urban youth through dance training and mentor relationships, as well as educating the broader community about the positive influences and possibilities of Hip-Hop culture. With 5 troupes and more than 100 dancers, Culture Shock DC's mission is met by enabling dancers to give back to their communities, not only to benefit those in need, but to foster their own personal growth. One of this year's outreach efforts is a program designed for children in the So Others Might Eat (SOME) program. Culture Shock DC's directors and dancers have developed a dance education and performance program for these children who would otherwise not have the opportunities to learn and perform Hip-Hop dance in the Metropolitan Washington area.