Culture Shock is an international organization with outposts in the United States and Canada. Every year the various troupes come together to share their love of hip-hop and learn from each other at the weekend-long Culture Shock International Choreographer’s Showcase. In 2009, Showcase was held in San Diego and this year it will be in Ottawa, Canada, from Oct. 22 to 24.
Founded by Angie Bunch, the Culture Shock powerhouse originated in San Diego in 1993. Troupes followed in Los Angeles; Oakland; Las Vegas; Chicago; Atlanta; Washington, D.C.; and Ottawa and Toronto, Canada. To learn more about each city—including programs, events, staff and how you can offer support—visit its individual website.