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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 Director: Fijian, Samoan, and Chinese, Moana is a 29 year old mother, dance educator, and coach. Moana Rakanace has been dancing for 21 years starting at the age of 8. Starting her dance career in Seattle Washington, she trained in the styles tap, jazz, ballet, and Polynesian. She later was introduced to Hip Hop in 2006 when she joined her high school’s dance team “Universal Motion Dance Company”. During her sophomore year in high school she joined “iDK” (indecisive Dance Krew) and was dancing with them from 2008-2010. During her senior year she joined “SGBM” (Super Galactic Beat Manipulators) becoming a Captain and later the Artistic/Executive Director in her 9 years with them. She’s also danced with ThaMost, Brickhouse Dance Productions, and Bloc LA. She is currently teaching a handful of weekly classes in San Diego (youth and adult), directing two jr competitive dance teams, recently started entering battles, and is traveling the US to teach and do various gigs. With a background in child development and being a school teacher her passion is to instill all of her knowledge into those, youth or old, who are hungry to grow and to help them reach their full potential as a dancer. Her mentors are Kevin Brewer (Jabbawockeez), Vinh Nguyen (Kinjaz), Mikey Mesina (Choreo Cookies), & Kiko James (220 & iLL Habits). Not only is dance save her life, it is her life and everything in between.


Future Shock Assistant Director: Alexander (they, she, he) is a Filipinx genderqueer artist with a diverse set of experiences in varying dance forms. They received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from UCSD. She has had the opportunities to perform in San Diego with organizations such as Culture Shock San Diego, SeaWorld San Diego, and San Diego Dance Theater’s Trolley Dances. He is committed to using community programs and politically informed art as a vehicle to advance the exploration and advocacy of movement history and culture.