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

Coppersmith in South Boston.
A dynamic venue serving globally-influenced comfort food in a vintage industrial warehouse
40 W 3rd St, South Boston, MA 02127

Saturday July 31st 5pm-9pm (Doors open at 4pm)
At 10pm we will be moving inside the venue for the official Foundation after party featuring DJ, SC-One & Stiggity Stackz

We are having an online prelim via instagram. There are 2 brackets, Krump & Open Styles. You can only enter one category. Post a 1 min video, to the music of your choice, on instagram in a carousal with the flyer. Tag @stiggitystackzworldwide & @Stackinstylezofficial along with the hashtags #stiggityeast #thefoundation #newenglanddance.
Once you have your video recorded, fill out the registration form where you will be asked to submit the video. A top 4 will be selected from each category, the dancers selected will be announced at the event. So make sure you show up on time!

There will be a $250 cash prize for the bracket battle as well as the Invite only 2 to loose battle. Winners will also receive merchandise/accessories from SSW and other vendors.

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 The Coppersmith. There will also be local vendors on site that you can shop with. You can pre-register via the registration link below or you can register at the event. You’re registration will enter you into the first tier of our raffle giveaway. You will have a chance to when a small prize from one of our vendors. You can also donate to enter a higher tier of raffle for an even bigger prize.

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Registration automatically enters you into a Teir 1 raffle for a gift from our vendor Z Makes Beads



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