Future Shock Oakland (FSO)

Future Shock – Our apprentice company provides youth (ages 17 and under) with substantial experience studying and performing urban dance forms. These dancers are mentored by our Culture Shock troupe dancers. The family environment fosters teamwork, respect and positive self-expression. Future Shock dancers are required to maintain satisfactory grade point averages and participate regularly in local community events.

Our Youth….Our Future

Commitment to our Youth Established in 1994, in the Bay Area, Kim Sims-Battiste and members of Culture Shock donate their time to start free dance training and performing group concept known as Future Shock. The troupes made up of young people, from ages  7-17 years old, allows our youth to gain hands on experience in performing and learning a multitude of styles in hip-hop and street dancing. All the while in a safe, healthy and family-oriented atmosphere.  Today, Future Shock Dance Troupes have become a staple in all the national cities that Culture Shock resides. With more than 150 youth and still growing, from Oakland, San Jose, and it’s surrounding cities, Future Shock Bay Area is the largest in the Culture Shock Organization. They are the “Future” of Culture Shock – the living realization and continuation of the Culture Shock Vision.