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: Darian Patterson
Future Shock Co-Director: Kaylin Colon