We are a troupe of individuals, who through the power of music and dance, cultivate SELF-WORTH, DIGNITY, and RESPECT FOR ALL PEOPLE.”

Culture Shock Los Angeles, established in 1994, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Hip Hop dance organization dedicated to Dance Education, Community Outreach, Professional Entertainment, and the preservation of the Hip Hop culture. Our school and community programs serve 2,000 children and their families each year. Funding to keep our programs thriving continues to be a challenge. To support these vital programs, we any amount of donations here.

Our special video was filmed & edited by Nick Kim (@bahnsheekim)

We invite you all to come join us for a special evening as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary of our annual benefit show with a production that will bring life to a tale of 4 brothers. The show will feature the entire Shock LA family along with our special guest performers. Proceeds from the show will support arts education programs in under-served communities.

Please save the date and stay tuned for more details.
We would love for you to celebrate with us =)

Saturday, July 11th
Show Begins at 7:30PM

Marsee Auditorium 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance CA 90506

Culture Shock Los Angeles
Future Shock LA
Mighty Shock Los Angeles
Mini Shock Los Angeles

Maker Empire
Entity Contemporary Dance
UCLA Kyodo Taiko
Club House

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$30 full price starting July 1st through show date
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Mini Shock Los Angeles Auditions

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Boogiezone Utopia1951 W. Carson St. Torrance, CA

If a dancer turns 8 years of age before or on October 31, then the dancer will need to audition for our next level youth program, Mighty Shock (dancers ages 8-12 years old). Mighty Shock’s audition is scheduled for August 23 at 2:30pm.

If you have any questions, email

Much love & respect for ALL who auditioned

With 90% of our company returning and the incredible amount of talent and positive energy at the auditions, it was a very difficult deliberation. We considered not only how people danced, but what was written in everyone’s application forms and what actions have been shown during the audition process and within the past year.

For those who may not appear on this list, please do not be discouraged. Many were talented enough and/or showed enough heart, but we did the best to select those who are ready NOW. Whether on the roster or not, we THANK YOU SINCERELY from the bottom of our hearts for having the courage to audition.

If this is a path you are committed to choosing, we hope to see you throughout the year and hope to stay connected with you to support your journey, but if not, we wish you well unconditionally and thank you for your time. With that said, we proudly present the Culture Shock Los Angeles 2014-2015 company! We are extremely excited for this upcoming season and look forward to working with this talented roster of dancers.

CSLA 2014-2015 Roster Rect-01

Introducing the 2014-2015 Culture Shock LA board:

Executive Director: Allison Tanaka
Board President: Arnel Calvario
Company Director: Yoko Kogure
Creative Director: Anthony Lee
Outreach Director: Danga Palaganes
Marketing Director: Philip Cariaso, Jr.
Rehearsal Director: Lauren Snook
Artistic Directors: Darren Wong  & David Lee
Graphics Coordinator: Yosuke Murakami
Events Coordinator: Sonia Park
Dance Captain: Saaya Anzai

We are reaching out to the Southern California region for new community-minded talent to join our company. Must be 18 to be considered and must be driven to make change through dance education & outreach! Come meet our amazing set of leaders and get to know what our family is all about this Sunday at our auditions!

A mandatory dancers & parent orientation will be held at Boogiezone Utopia on

SEPTEMBER 7 from 2:30-5:00 pm


Thank you to all those who shared their talent and positive energy at auditions last week!


 Thank you to everyone who came out to auditions this past Sunday! We were very impressed with the level of talent in the room and are excited to announce the Mini Shock Los Angeles team for the 2014 – 2015 season!

There will be a mandatory parent & dancer orientation during the first rehearsal on Sunday, August 17th at Boogiezone Utopia. More details will be emailed to the address listed on your application this week. Congratulations and welcome to the family!!!

For questions or more information, please contact us at


20th Anniversary Showcase

7:00 pm

Long Beach Terrace Theatre
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA

 * Special performances by Kinjaz, Culture Shock San Diego, KM Legacy, Versa-Style, the Maker Empire & more! *

ONLINE sales are over–please purchase at the theater