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Future Shock San Diego is an apprentice company that provides youth ages 14-17 with substantial experience studying and performing Hip Hop and other dance art forms.  Future Shock dancers are mentored by Moana Rakanace and Alex Ebalo who foster artist development, respect, and positive self-expression.


Future Shock rehearses every Saturday and Sunday 3:00pm-6:00pm.  These rehearsals prepare the dancers for community performances and competitions, freestyle events and battles.  Most importantly, these rehearsals educate our dancers about Hip Hop Culture and how to be a valuable community member.  This program is tuition based.  Culture Shock’s goal is to provide accessible dance training For All People, so we offer 50% Tuition Assistance to dancers who qualify.  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 Future Shock 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.  Future Shock 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.


Future Shock Co-Director: Dance has always been more than movement for Darian Patterson. It is an expression of emotion, a storytelling medium, and a lifelong journey of self-discovery. With a background deeply rooted in hip hop, Darian has honed a style that is a seamless fusion of tradition and innovation.

Known for Hip Hop, Pop, and R&B inspired movement, Darian brings a fresh perspective to the dance floor. Each performance is an exploration of emotion and rhythm, captivating audiences with a unique blend of technique and authenticity. Whether weaving tales through contemporary choreography or exploring the rich traditions of hip hop, Darian is a true maestro of movement.

Having embarked on the dance journey at a young age, Darian has achieved significant milestones along the way. From being a part of Eastlake All Male, Future Shock SD 2010, and Studio 429’s Breakthrough to being on Choreo Cookies training under renowned dance instructors. Darian has consistently pushed boundaries and embraced the transformative power of dance.

Beyond the stage, Darian is a dedicated dance educator and mentor over the past 12 years. With a commitment to nurturing the next generation of dancers, Darian shares knowledge, instills passion, and fosters a sense of community within the dance studio.

As Darian continues to evolve as an artist, there is an exciting vision for the future. Creating more events within our local community to push the caliber of training while promoting the power to share in the community.  This will undoubtedly contribute to the vibrant tapestry of our dance community.


Future Shock Co-Director: Kaylin Colon is Hawaii grown and has directed at Treasure Box Studios now called The Vill. She has trained with 220 and is currently on her second year with Gwownups. Kaylin is also a full-time K-12 dance instructor at Monarch School and an assistant director for Girlie Pop, an all-femme SD team.