Youth Dance Programs

Culture Shock® DC has three dedicated youth dance troupes divided by age group. Each provides training and performance opportunities for dancers of various levels of experience and skill. In addition they provide a unique environment for personal and artistic growth as well as a distinct outlet for community outreach and enrichment. Our youth dance troupes are led by Lisa Norman, our Youth Programs Director, along with a team of talented, dedicated directors and choreographers. Please click below to learn more about each group and their audition dates.


Future Shock® is our apprentice dance troupe and provides youth ages 14 to 17 with substantial experience studying and performing urban dance forms. Our Culture Shock® troupe members often mentor these dancers. The family environment encourages team work, respect, and positive self-expression. Future Shock® dancers are required to maintain satisfactory grade-point averages and participate regularly in local community outreach events. Their performances often draw large, diverse audiences and are applauded for their high level of technical and artistic excellence. They are divided into two specialty teams who routinely perform together- one team specializing in Hip Hop choreography, the other in Hip Hop freestyle dance.


A training troupe for dancers ages 6 to 13 years old, 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.


Mini Shock® dancers show that you are never too 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.