Since 1994, Culture Shock Los Angeles has used Hip-Hop dance forms to involve traditionally underserved populations in the arts, and promotes concepts such as self-expression, critical thinking, and cultural awareness through artistic development. CSLA continues to reach students throughout the South Bay and Los Angeles areas, incorporating key components of the California Common Core and Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Standards. Through dance, our programs build on core themes such as Teamwork and Expression with the intent of creating community-minded and self-confident artists. With support from LA County Arts Commission, City of LA DCA, Supervisor Knabe, The Arts Council for Long Beach, California Arts Council, DEA Dance Program, and the Flourish Foundation, Culture Shock LA reaches thousands of youth and adults through instructional workshops, school assemblies, and professional performances.