Founded in 1993 by Angie Bunch, Culture Shock San Diego is the original Hip Hop troupe for professional dancers ages 18 and up. Directed by Juju Sena, Culture Shock is a troupe of individuals who, through the power of music and dance, cultivate self-worth, dignity and respect for all people.
Culture Shock San Diego rehearses every Wednesday 9:30pm-12:00am and Sunday 12:00pm – 3:00pm and as needed on Monday 9:00pm-12:00am. These rehearsals prepare the dancers for community performances, freestyle events and battles. Most importantly, these rehearsals educate our dancers about Hip Hop Culture and how to be a professional dancer. We break up our year into two different seasons. The Spring season runs from January through June. The Fall season runs from August through December. Dancers must participate in an audition to become a Troupe Member.
Rehearsal hours are for team building and performance preparation. Dancers are expected to come into rehearsal with focus and a positive attitude. The goal is to create the best performance possible utilizing a Troupe mentality. Big picture mind set.
Dance Training should happen in classes. Troupe Members are expected to train in classes each week. We suggest taking Hip Hop Foundations/Grooves, and Art Form classes such as Whacking and Popping. Taking class is an opportunity for dancers to practice pick up and retention of choreography. Class is also an opportunity for dancers to challenge their range of motion, discover new ways to move their bodies, and study movement styles.
Culture Shock Director : Julian “Juju” Sena has been in the dance scene for over a decade in both dancer and director roles. He has been a staple director for the local Hip Hop dance group 220. He most recently served as Artistic Director for San Diego Strikeforce’s Hip Hop dance team. While getting his degree in Marketing he spent his free time teaching in studios around LA and Orange County. He has been a professional dancer for Janet Jackson and has performed at Coachella, Beyond Babel and most recently Lollapalooza in Chicago July 2022. He has taught worldwide and is currently an instructor at Culture Shock Training Academy. He has been a part of the Shock Family for many years and is so excited to start his Director residency with Culture Shock San Diego.
Culture Shock Assistant Director : Darian Patterson