Culture Shock Dance Center – the epicenter of Hip-hop Dance in San Diego
A Time To Dance Performing – provides tremendous dance improvements
San Diego Danceworks – with innovative sprung floors
Starlight Dance Studio – for students with overflowing dance passion
Dance & Company, Sorrento Valley – enjoyable and non-competitive classes
Culture Shock Dance Center
Culture Shock Dance Center is San Diego’s epicenter of hip-hop dance. They are also known to have the best floors in San Diego. This is because of their so-called “floating floor”. It is a dance floor that is placed in a network of high-density foam to absorb the shock of jumping. The modern floor is said to be better than a “sprung floor” which is only made up of wood.
This technology is known as the Neoshok Flooring System and has the best shock absorbing ability. Culture Shock tapped this flooring system because of their concern for their students. With this system, there will be lesser injuries and increased productivity.
“I’ve been going to this wonderful place for the past 5+ years about 2 times a week! It’s my favorite way to unwind from the workweek and have some good time fun as well as getting a good workout in!!! Never a dull moment!! The best staff EVER!!! XO” –Dawn Torbit
A Time To Dance Performing
A Time To Dance Performing was put up in 2002 in the central part of San Diego. The name A Time To Dance was coined from the original scripture from Ecclesiastes 3:4. World-class lessons are facilitated by professionally trained teachers. These lessons come at an affordable price.
The 2700 square foot dance studio also offers a pay-as-you-go payment scheme. Aside from Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, and mainstream Hip Hop, they also train DJs.
“The instructors are highly trained, very friendly, and willing to assist no matter your experience level. The classes are designed around a broad range of styles including salsa, bachata, kizomba, zouk, hip-hop and more. Each class is 1 hour long and reasonably priced, averaging around $12/class. It’s also a great place to connect with local dancers, build community, and exercise at the same time.” –Joe Sap
San Diego Danceworks
San Diego Danceworks was established in 1990 and changed the directorship in 1993 to Barbara Rinaldo. It is equipped with sprung floors for relieving shock caused by jumping.. The studio allows siblings of the students to have fun playing in their viewing area.
Yearly, their students can be seen performing at community affairs such as Craft Fairs, San Diego Fairs, and Fall Festivals at schools. The performance of The Nutcracker can also be expected every December apart from the annual recital.
“I take the Monday 8 pm Hip Hop and Tuesday 8 pm Beginner’s Tap and they’re both super fun! 💖 Here’s us at the Curie Craft Fair.” –Mary Watson
Starlight Dance Studio
Starlight Dance Studio is introduced to the San Diego locality by its original owner Michael in 1982. Michael having had professional experience since he was 17 years old, first taught Cha Cha and Hustle. He eventually led the studio to success seen with the overflowing student population.
After 35 years he sold the academy to fellow dance instructors Tony & Larisa. The new owners first started as teachers at Starlight and were mesmerized by the academy’s community that led to its acquisition later on.
Country Western, Hustle, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Ballroom, Rumba, West Coast Swing, Zouk Lab, Hip-hop, Waltz, Samba, Bolero, Viennese Waltz
“Two great floors, nice sound system, friendly people, clean bathrooms, nearby parking – what’s there not to love?! Plus you get to dance or teach dance in my case. Always look forward to going to this studio.” –Jill Forbath
Dance & Company, Sorrento Valley
Dance & Company, Sorrento Valley has a variety of dance classes to choose from. It is co-owned by Katie Collins the Artistic Director and Lisa Lewis the Business Director. Students can start from beginner, intermediate or advanced level. Effective teaching methods are utilized by the instructors. These instructors have enough dance knowledge that they used to develop the dancing skills of students.
Reviews detailed how their children were able to blossom into confident dancers. Furthermore, children expressed appreciation for the way the classes are held, non-competitive and supportive.
“Very fun for my daughter. The people there were kind and encouraging to my shy daughter. We were first there with a special offer but then decided to stay. The dance class is an hour-long, a good work out. The teachers know what they are doing with the dance and with the kids. There are many others taking classes so you don’t have to feel like everyone is watching you. The front staff was very nice to us. Overall great experience. ” –Denise Hashim
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.