Class Types


CULTURE SHOCK DANCE CENTER offers training and fitness classes in a variety of dance types and styles.  Ability levels range from Intro/Beginner to Advanced. Master Classes and Open Floor Sessions are also available.  Classes are typically open for drop-ins unless otherwise specified on the schedule.

CLASS TYPES

  • Cardio Classes focus on providing a workout while having fun dancing to a specific style such as Hip Hop.  Although these classes are for all levels of dancers and fitness enthusiasts, they are a great place to start for the novice dancer.
  • Choreography & Technique Classes focus on detailed choreography and technique.  These classes typically involve more precise and challenging movements than the cardio classes.
  • Youth and Teen Classes provide a great way for kids to learn and master different techniques and styles.  Youth and teen classes are grouped by age ranges, and offered in multi-week sessions as specified in the schedule of classes.
  • Open Floor provides space for dancers who are welcome to come freestyle and meet other dancers with similar dance styles.
  • Master Classes are taught by choreographers at a professional/advanced level. These classes allow outside master choreographers from different places to share their knowledge and style of dance.

LEVELS

  • Level 1 (L-1) = Intro/Beginning: A great place to start if you're interested in a new dance style or have never taken dance classes before. You will be taken through the basic elements of dance, step by step, so you will have a better understanding of the movement and eventually be ready for the next level of classes. This may include rhythym, counting, body isolations, placement, repitition of movements, and common vocabulary.
  • Level 2 (L-2) = Beginning: For the novice dancer ready to apply foundational knowledge (from L-1) into dance combinations.
  • Level 3 (L-3) = Beginning/Intermediate: For dancers who have mastered L-2 and are ready to apply foundational knowledge into more detailed dance combinations at a faster rate and with more stylized choreography.
  • Level 4 (L-4) = Intermediate: For dancers who have mastered fundamentals up to L-3 and are ready for more challenging choreography that focuses more on detail and texture of movements taught at a quicker rate.
  • Level 5 (L-5) = Advanced: For experienced dancers who want to advance to a professional level. These classes are taught at a proficient rate with exceptional attention to detail and texture of movement. A great place for dancers who are up for a challenge!

DANCE / CLASS STYLES

All Styles Hip Hop
Contemporary Choreography

Contemporary Choreography includes a full warm up, choreography, and elements of structured improvisation (technique exercises, drills, and/or across-the-floor combinations are typically not included - please see Contemporary classes for these options). Drawing from various styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and even Hip Hop, this class challenges dancers to explore quality of movement, texture, musicality, and performance. Suitable for dancers with a solid background in any form of technical dance who are looking to improve their execution and adaptability. No special attire or shoes required.

Funk and Flow
Hip Hop Burlesque

A fusion of stylized, sultry Hip Hop and Burlesque.

Intro to Hip Hop

Intro to Hip Hop (for adults) is for the novice dancer. It is a great place to start if you’ve never taken dance classes or hip hop classes. You will be taken through the basic elements of hip hop dance, step by step, so you will have a better understanding of the movement and eventually be ready for the next level of classes.

Latin Jazz
Master Class
Urban Choreography

Urban Choreo- aka: Stylized Hip Hop, Lyrical Hip Hop….these are many names for this passionate, new dance style. The motivation comes from the individual dancer’s interpretation of the selected piece of music. Most often choreographed to ballads, driven by the lyrics rather than the beat. Reminiscent of contemporary dance, minus the technique, many urban and street dancers are evolving their styles, fusing the Street dance genre with the traditional technique of modern and contemporary dance.

URBAN – Dancers coming from Hip Hop or Street dance backgrounds, rather than technically trained in Ballet, Jazz or Modern…
CHOREOGRAPHY – Performance driven, not inspired by traditional Street Cyphers, Battles or Freestyle.

Ballet Bootcamp

Earn your best body ever in a positive and supportive atmosphere. The synergy of classical ballet techniques, strengthening, cardio, agility, flexibility, balance and poise will take you to a new level. Mini-combos strengthen your mind-body connection while providing high intensity cardio in a safe, low impact format. Breaking the classics down to their elemental essences, this class will challenge beginners and professionals alike. All you need are ballet shoes, a towel, and your goals. (If you'd like to try the class in socks, barefoot, or with another soft dance shoe you are welcome!)

Grooves

Grooves is geared to teaching dancers the techniques of grooving, gliding, body rolling, and being smooth. This class will help to develop your own groove and style. Come and enjoy!

Jazz

Jazz is a comprehensive class that begins with a thorough warm-up, progresses to across the floor and center technique, and ends with a combination utilizing the skills practiced in the earlier portion of the class. This class is suitable for dancers with at minimum a foundational understanding of Jazz Technique. Appropriate footwear includes Jazz shoes or bear paws, though neither is required.

Locking

In this weekly funktastic locking class, you'll be learning basics on groove, vocabulary, rhythms, musicality/freestyle exercises, unortholock, and combinations. It's a place to get funky, a place to get loose and most importantly, a place to get down. This class acts as a channel for locking’s raw and authentic spirit.

Freestyle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OntehUQYjfc

Breakin (Break Dance)

B-boying, often called "breakdancing", is a popular style of street dance that was created and developed as part of hip-hop culture in New York City. The dance consists of four primary elements: toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes/suicides. It is danced to both hip-hop and other genres of music that are often remixed to prolong the musical breaks.

BRO-lesque

Yes, you are reading this correctly! BRO-lesque... think "Magic Mike." This class is catered towards the masculine while our Burlesque classes are catered towards the feminine. Both males and females may take either class they'd like to identify with.

Burlesque

In recent decades, there has been a revival of burlesque. A new generation nostalgic for the spectacle and glamour of the classic American burlesque, developed a cult following for the art in the early 1990s. Choreography seen in the recent film Burlesque was inspired by Bob Fosse's Cabaret and European Burlesque entertainment. This class offers a fun and sensual style of dance with a sense of playfulness.

Contemporary

Contemporary includes a full warm up, across the floor and/or center technique, choreography, and elements of structured improvisation. Drawing from various styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and even Hip Hop, this class challenges dancers to explore quality of movement, texture, musicality, and performance. Suitable for dancers with a solid background in any form of technical dance who are looking to improve their execution and adaptability. No special attire or shoes required.

Dancer Body Stretch and Conditioning

Dancer Body Stretch & Conditioning aims to improve core strength, balance, flexibility, and posture through the use of targeted strengthening exercises and corresponding stretching techniques. It integrates aspects of Yoga, Pilates, and Ballet in order to provide students with an energizing and revitalizing work out. No dance experience required, and bare feet recommended.

Krump

Krumping is a style of dance that originated in the African-American community of South Central Los Angeles, California. It involves elaborate face-painting and freestyle dance moves usually performed in competition with other crews. Krumping is characterized by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement involving the arms, head, legs, chest, and feet. Krumping started as a way to escape gang life and to release anger, aggression and frustration positively, in a non-violent way.

HEELS

Get your sexy on in your favorite pair of heels! We recommend you bring a few different options until you get used dancing in them. Please note that we have very smooth floors.

Hip Hop

Hip-hop dance refers to dance styles primarily danced to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. This includes a wide range of styles notably breaking, locking, and popping. What separates hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle (improvisational) in nature and hip-hop dancers frequently engage in battles—formal or informal freestyle dance competitions.
If you are new to hip hop dance we recommend that you start in either Hip Hop Level 1 or Cardio Hip Hop Level 1/2 classes BEFORE Hip Hop Level 2 classes. Level 1 Hip Hop will give you the basics. Cardio has a shorter combination that is repeated much more in the course of the class. Level 2-5 Hip Hop classes are more choreography focused.

House

House is a group of club dance styles primarily danced to house music that have roots in the clubs of Chicago but grew and evolved in the clubs of New York. The main styles include Footwork, Jacking, and Lofting. Like hip hop dance it is often improvisational in nature. It emphasizes fast and complex foot oriented steps combined with fluid movements in the torso. House dance incorporates movements from many other sources such as Capoeira, tap, jazz, bebop, and salsa. It includes a variety of techniques and sub-styles that include skating, stomping, and shuffling.

Island Fusion

Explore a fusion of cultural styles like Dance Hall, Reggae, Reggaeton, African, and Salsa.

Jazz-Funk
Jazzercise

You can burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Every Jazzercise group fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn.
This is an independent class. For more information please visit:
http://jcls.jazzercise.com/facility/jazzercise-san-diego-culture-shock-d...

Musical Theater (Vocal)

If you are a young actor/singer, and considering making a career out music or acting, this class is a great way to enhance your skills and get comfortable performing in front of others.
This is an independently run class. for more information please visit
http://leighscarritt.com/Home_Page.php

Musical Theater Dance
Popping
SHORTY-N-ME

SHORTY-N-ME is a "Mommy & Me" style Hip Hop program for kids ages 1-4. Our mission is to make your Shorties happy and give them the platform to express themselves through dance! For more detailed information, please check out our FB page www.facebook.com/shortynme

Tap
American Tribal Style Belly Dance

American Tribal Style (ATS) Belly Dance is an eclectic modern style of dance that blends classic Egyptian, Folkloric, Flamenco, and Indian influences. ATS uses specific cues, combinations, formations and nonverbal communication to create brilliant improvisational dancing. http://fcbd.com/about/