6280 S Valley View Blvd

#110, Las Vegas, NV 89118

702-281-7588

Our Mission

Culture Shock utilizes Hip-Hop & Urban Dance culture to cultivate education, enrichment and entertainment to inspire positive change in the communities we serve.

Culture Shock utilizes Hip-Hop & Urban Dance culture to cultivate education, enrichment and entertainment to inspire positive change in the communities we serve.

 

VISION:  Strive to be a positive, artistic resource by promoting a healthy, nonviolent, drug-free lifestyle, and cultural diversity through education and performance. Promote acceptance that transcends all barriers of age, ethnicity, race, and gender. Communicate and live our vision. 

 

PURPOSE:  The purpose of Culture Shock Las Vegas, Inc. (CSLV) is to provide dance training, educational, cultural, and community enrichment programs to all people, especially to underprivileged youth in Southern Nevada as well as engage in any other artistic activities.

 

Founded:  Culture Shock Las Vegas, Inc. an internationally acclaimed non-profit dance troupe and youth outreach program, founded in 1995 is the brainchild of fitness expert, Darryl Thomas.  The program is an offshoot of the Culture Shock San Diego dance troupe that began in 1993 under the direction of Nike Fitness Trainer, Angie Bunch.  Due to the growing problems facing at-risk youth, Angie used street dance to reach out to young people with the goal to steer them away from drugs,   violence and hatred, and into a lifestyle which promotes acceptance, achievement, and self-confidence.  

 

Who We Are:  A highly diverse group of individuals who, through the power of hip-hop music and dance, cultivate self-worth, dignity, and respect for all people. 


What We do:  Culture Shock Las Vegas provides dance training, educational, cultural, and community enrichment programs to all people, especially to underprivileged youth as well as engage in any other artistic activities.   


We continue to further our work through three channels:  

 

ENTERTAINMENT:  INNOVATIVE PERFORMANCE
All of our dance troupes are committed to creating fresh, innovative choreography to keep the organization in the cutting edge of the Hip Hop dance community. We specialize in melding urban Hip Hop dance and break dancing to create its own brand of style. Our world-renowned Culture Shock® dance troupes have performed their groundbreaking Hip Hop moves on stages all over the world. The troupes bring great value and depth to the artistic and cultural scene in the Las Vegas region.

 

 

EDUCATION:  ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
Culture Shock® LV inspires and empowers diverse members of our community to achieve artistic and personal excellence by providing innovative and progressive training, development, and performance opportunities in the art of Hip Hop dance. The organization provides intensive dance training for youths and adults alike. Weekly dance classes that are open to the public are taught by our own dancers as well as national and world-renowned guest choreographers. Adult Culture Shock® LV dancers also mentor those in the youth troupes to promote self-confidence and a positive body image.

 

 

ENRICHMENT:  COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT
Culture Shock® began its community outreach efforts by performing in schools to inspire and entertain future generations. Now outreach is one of the organization’s main tenets, with members teaching dance and giving complimentary performances to community organizations. Our members also lend a helping hand to public and non-profit organizations serving the needy in our community. Many of our troupes offer an alternative to street life by providing a rewarding physical activity, instilling confidence, and creating a positive and accepting environment where people can flourish.