“We are a troupe of individuals who, through the power of music and dance, cultivate self-worth, dignity, and respect for all people. We do this through professional entertainment, dance education, and youth outreach.”


Culture Shock® DC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

We are part of a network of Culture Shock® organizations around the country and in Canada who bring the power and beauty of hip-hop dance to diverse audiences through innovative performances, dance education, and community enrichment programs.

All of our dance troupes are committed to creating fresh, innovative choreography to keep the organization in the cutting edge of the Hip Hop dance community. We specialize in melding urban Hip Hop dance and break dancing to create its own brand of style. Our world-renowned Culture Shock® dance troupes have performed their groundbreaking Hip Hop moves on stages all over the world. The troupes bring great value and depth to the artistic and cultural scene in the Washington, D.C.-area.

Culture Shock® DC inspires and empowers diverse members of our community to achieve artistic and personal excellence by providing innovative and progressive training, development, and performance opportunities in the art of Hip Hop dance. The organization provides intensive dance training for youths and adults alike. Weekly dance classes that are open to the public are taught by our own dancers as well as national and world-renowned guest choreographers. Adult Culture Shock® DC dancers also mentor those in the youth troupes to promote self-confidence and a positive body image.

Culture Shock® began its community outreach efforts by performing in schools to inspire and entertain future generations. Now outreach is one of the organization’s main tenets, with members teaching dance and giving complimentary performances to community organizations. Our members also lend a helping hand to public and non-profit organizations serving the needy in our community. Many of our troupes offer an alternative to street life by providing a rewarding physical activity, instilling confidence, and creating a positive and accepting environment where people can flourish.

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