On October 18th and 19th, Culture Shock Washington D.C. is bringing you one of the biggest international hip hop dance events of the year. 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. This year, the D.C. Chapter will be hosting the international showcase, bringing in crews from San Diego, Oakland, Toronto, Ottawa, Chicago, and more! The weekend begins with a free pre-show event at 7 pm on October 18th at the Edge dance studio. Saturday the 19th at 6:30 pm is the main event at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall featuring all of the Culture Shock Companies as well as some of the best talent in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Finally, the weekend concludes on Sunday, October 20th with workshops taught by top industry professionals from across the country and Canada. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at http://2013showcaseindc.