About the Foundation

The Foundation started as a free weekly training program for local dancers, and has turned into a yearly battle event and fundraising effort for the Stackin’ Stylez Freestyle Dance Festival. Compared to Stackin’ Stylez, The Foundation is a much more intimate event. Because of its size, it's become an encouraging and collaborative space, where amateur dancers battle for the first time and experienced competitors can be more exploratory.

Fundraising Initiative

Every Year, we create a community initiative for Stackin Stylez to bridge the gap between high level freestyle dance and community work. Last year we partnered several dancers to non profits around the world, in the first ever livestream fundraiser competition series. With this initiative we were able to raise over $20,000 and support 16 non profits who work tirelessly on the frontlines to aid community and global disparities. This year we are building a local initiative in the spirit of recent projects such as Stackin’ Boston and the Digital Story Map series featuring stories from boston dance elders. We are partnering with community organizations and spaces to facilitate a free workshop series tour for youth and families in the Boston community. SSW will be inviting local dancers to participate in a teacher development cohort, based in curriculum building, skill, and contextual development. These dancers will then be stationed at different community centers that we partner with via a seasonal and/or 6 week supplemental dance class series. Our goal is to create access to authentic freestyle dance training while also preparing dancers in the community to continue doing this type of work long term.

Foundation Details

Spectacle Island
We have 200 free ferry tickets available via registration. The Ferry departs from Boston (Long Wharf) at 12:30pm. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early because if you miss the ferry, the next departure is at 2:30pm, landing you on Spectacle at 3pm, missing half the event. Everyone will return back to Boston via the 5:30pm ferry departure.


Date: Saturday July 30th
Time: 1:00pm-4:45

To enter the Freestyle Battle category fill out the competitor form here. Prelims will start promptly at 1:30pm. You will have 45 seconds to showcase your skills to a random track selection by our DJ. Judges will select a Top 8 to compete in a 2 to loose (reverse 7 to smoke) battle format. The last 2 competitors standing will battle in a 3 round final.
And a winner will be crowned The Foundation 2022 Champion King or Queen of the Island.
Competitors still have to register via 'ATTEND' (button below) to claim their free ferry ticket.

The champion will received a trophy along with a $250 cash prize and Stiggity merch.

This event is free and open to the public. It is a family friendly event, there will be food and drinks available for purchase via food trucks. You can also bring your own food and drinks to the island but you will have to bring all trash back with you as there will be no where to dispose of your personal trash on the island. This event will include local vendors on site that you can shop with. You must pre-register via the registration link below in order to claim your free ferry ticket. You can also donate to enter one of the tiers of our raffle to win special prizes from Stiggity and our vendors. See registration form for details.

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