Stackin’ Stylez is a Boston based, internationally recognized freestyle dance festival and competition. What sets us apart? Competitors have to adapt to a unique list of concepts/prompts as they progress through the bracket.

During the weekend of September 7-10, competitors and spectators from around the world will gather in Boston to experience the heart of freestyle dance culture via parties, workshops, panel discussions, performances, creative exhibitions/installations, and our staple main event “Freestyle Concepts” dance battle. This year we are partnered with Illuminus, The Museum of Science, and Harvard to bring you a one of a kind beantown weekend experience.


Stackin’ Stylez Freestyle Dance Festival is dedicated to preserving and promoting Boston's unique freestyle dance culture. We celebrate both our rich history and the evolving present. Integrating these forces invites every participant into a space of growth and transformation, while fostering in a vibrant new era for street style dance in Boston.


  • Sustained infrastructure to support/promote the preservation of cultural dance forms in the city of Boston
  • Evolving accessible pathways for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to experience authentic freestyle dance culture
  • High quality media and production that showcases Bostons unique freestyle dance culture
  • All hands on deck, collaborative space that allows the community to be apart of of the creation process

Honoring the OGs

Cultural exchange


Culture Shifters

Freestyle Concepts


Stackin' Stylez Freestyle Dance Festival

Thursday 9/7 - The Warm Up
Guided Session featuring training/lab support w/ Rashaad Hasani & Rascal Randi
DJ: Panic (AZ)
Location: Stiggity East | 126 Border St Boston MA (Gallery)
Time: 7pm-10pm
Price: $20

Friday 9/8 - The History
Panel Discussion featuring The Wondertwins, MonstaPop aka HYA, Rashaad
Hasani, and Rascal Randi. Led by Stiggity | Opening w/ a Workshop from HYA
DJ: SC-One (NY)
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Cambridge MA
Time: 4pm-6:45Pm
Price: Free & Open to Public

Friday 9/8 - The Celebration
The Funkshun: HOLD MY DRANK! Dance Music & Cocktails | Official Stackin'
Stylez Pre-Party featuring SC-ONE, PANIC, KING GNS, Stiggity, & Diyanna Monet
Location: The Substation, Roslindale MA
Time: 9pm-1am
Price: $10 before 10pm, $20 after

Saturday 9/9 - The Science (Prelims)
Prelims for Stackin Stylez featuring Panel Discussion, Workshop Series, and
Freestyle Concepts Immersive Animation Installation. Panel/Workshops by Ki-
Nen(NYC), Janiah(CH), Darryl Keith, Brutal
Location: The Museum of Science
Time: Panel/workshop - 10am-1pm, Prelims 12pm-5pm (1pm Start)
Price: VIP-$20, General admission: Free & Open to the public

Sunday 9/10 - The ART (Main Event)
Stackin' Stylez Freestyle Dance Festival Main Event / Finals including installations,
docuseries screening, and a food/drink + local vendor marketplace
158 Brighton Ave.
Allston, MA 02134 Time: 6PM-11PM
Price: Pay What You Can Afford (Min. $1)

In order to compete in the battle, click here   Compete
The prelims will take place the day before the main event, Saturday 9/9 at The Museum of Science. Competitors will go head to head in a 1v1 battle format and our special guest Judge will select a Top 13 to compete in the main event bracket with our invited battle guest, Sunday 9/10.

Competition Rules

While preliminary rounds are judged on your freestyle. The main event battles will be judged based on how you adapt to the given concepts. There will be different concepts/applications assigned to each bracket round. For example; Top 16 is 2 rounds, each round will have a different concept. This will all be leading to a 3 round final, which will feature 3 different concepts (1 for each round). Tie breaker rounds will be freestyle based with no concepts assigned. To learn more about the Stackin’ Stylez Freestyle Concepts, visit out instagram: @stackinstylezofficial

The winner of Stackin' Stylez Freestyle Dance Festival will receive a $1000 cash prize, along with a trophy, Stiggity merch, and a gift from our vendors. The runner up will receive $500.

This is a family friendly event, all ages are encourage to join all 4 days of the festival. There will be a cash bar at the main event for all attendees age 21 and over. There will also be local vendors and merchants available to shop. You can register for the festival via the registration button below.

Thursday 9/7 - The Warm Up ($20)
Guided session w/ Rashaad Hassani & Rascal Randi
w/ Live DJ: Panic

Friday 9/8 - The History (Free)
Workshop w/ Monstapop aka Hya that leads into our OG Panel Discussion featuring, Boston’s own, The Wondertwins; Billy and Bobby McClain, Rashaad Hasani, Rascal Randi, and Monstapop
W/ Live DJ: SC-One

Saturday 9/9 - The Science $20
Workshop and Panel series featuring Ki-Nen, Daryll Keith, Janiah, & Brutal
w/ Live DJ: King GNS

StackBNB is a guest/host skill share program that allows locals in the Boston community to host out of town guest/competitors in exchange for a skill share, instead of monetary compensation. Our team will match the best candidates based on the information submitted via this form.
Once completed a member of our team will be in touch with updates as they come in.
If you would like to participate as a guest or a host, please fill out the form linked above.


Wizdom: @wizdancealot

Stackin’ Stylez has been on my radar for years. It felt amazing to win the whole thing on my first try. The structure of the event shows if you know your body well and the concepts really expose your strengths and weaknesses. Overall, Stackin’ Stylez was different from other events and scenes, I’m used to the stiff and more aggressive energy at events, but it was the opposite. The crowd didn’t just cheer for their friends/fam, they cheered for what they thought was fire.


Brutal: @zay_irving

Stackin' Stylez, not only validated training from previous years of work, it offered me a genuine experience of love and community that I have not been able to replicate at another space I have been in.


Inferna: @_Keda247

Thank you Stackin Stylez for continuing this festival despite the pandemic and creating a beautiful/organized environment for everyone involved to feel more at ease.


Rascal Randi: @rascalrandi

I feel a strong connection with Boston still, and know I'm going to continue to build out there!


Ki-Nen: @kidashnen

Stackin' Stylez' has impacted my journey courtesy of their unique format. After my first experience with the concepts implemented at the Stackin' Stylez event. My movement gained more range allowing my imagination to take many new forms moving forward.


Jeff: @d_jeffjp

Stackin' Stylez has impacted my journey by inspiring us to grow and share with each other not just the styles of dance but love of dance.

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