Culture Shock Dance Center is San Diego’s premier contemporary dance training facility. Our goal is to give dancers of all levels the best training and most useful tools to fulfill their potential in fitness and dance. There are no other dance studios in San Diego that offer the diverse programming and professional level of classes and instructors as Culture Shock Dance Center.
We offer classes for all levels ranging from youth classes, beginning adult classes to professional level master classes.
Culture Shock Dance Center programs offer one of the most extensive hip hop dance programs in Southern California. The San Diego Union Tribune refers to Culture Shock as the “epicenter of hip hop dance in San Diego”. Classes include all levels of Hip Hop, Breakdance and Cardio Hip Hop. Other classes include Contemporary, Belly Dance, Burlesque, BRO-lesque, HEELS, Open Floor, House, and Tribal Fusion. Many of these classes are taught by working professionals, dancing, choreographing and directing in the entertainment industry. Our youth program offers 8 or 9 week sessions in Hip Hop, Break-Dance, and Popping.
Culture Shock Dance Center is the home of Culture Shock Dance Troupe, a nonprofit professional hip hop dance company as well as youth outreach dance teams Afta Shock San Diego, Future Shock San Diego, Mighty Shock San Diego, and Mini Shock San Diego.
About the flooring, “The best floors in San Diego”
Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam, to absorb the shock of jumping. A high-density foam base is superior to a “sprung” floor, which usually consists of a wood structure built on the regular floor.
At Culture Shock Dance Center, we have taken it a step further by installing the latest technology in floating floors, the Neoshok Flooring System, a floating sports floor that offers high resiliency, uniformity and the best shock absorption on the market today. Built on a multiple layer polyurethane pad, the floor is topped with a high grade maple finish that allows for versatility, durability and a safe surface. This surface combined with our sub-flooring will reduce injuries and fatigue. It quite simply is the best dance floor you will find in San Diego.