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Thursday, February 9, 2023 6pm to 9pm

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Infinite Possibilities Part 1 is the first of a two-day event series, presented by Harvard Dance Center, introducing and inviting the public into the history, culture, and concepts behind freestyle dance. Both days feature Boston-based dancer, educator, curator, and community organizer Ashton Lites, aka Stiggity Stackz, founding creative director of Stiggity Stackz Worldwide, and curated into three parts: conversation, workshop, and mini battle.  

Infinite Possibilities Part 1 will begin with a conversation on the history and culture of “the battle” and its place within freestyle dance. Stiggity Stackz and two guest dancers, NaShaya “Shay” Wornum and Jennifer “Lady Beast” Vaud, will share their own stories and perspectives on the battle and freestyle dance community in Boston. Stiggity Stackz will then lead a workshop on foundational freestyle dance concepts. Attendees will have the option to participate in the workshop or watch. The event will culminate into a high-energy mini battle jam session where attendees will also have the option to participate as a dancer or audience member.

Music for the evening will be provided by DJ SC-ONE!  Food offered at the top of the event.

Infinite Possibilities Part 1 is part of ArtsThursdays, a university-wide initiative supported by Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA).

Infinite Possibilities is in partnership with Stiggity Stackz Worldwide and student-led dance group Harvard Breakers.


Registration as participant and/or audience member is required due to limited capacity. Participants in the workshops and mini battles must be 18 years or older.

See Infinite Possibilities Part 2, Saturday, February 11, 11am-1:30pm, at Lowell Lecture Hall.

About Stiggity Stackz

Ashton Lites, also known as Stiggity Stackz, is regarded as one of Boston's most renowned veteran freestyle dance specialists. With 15+ years of intensive training in many different street styles and classical dance forms including Krump, Popping, Locking, House, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Afro- Haitian, and beyond. Lites is an experienced event organizer, instructor, and choreographer, and is well-traveled in the underground Hip Hop competition circuit. Beyond dancing and instructing, Ashton has established himself as a creative inspiration specialist and life coach through his journey of activism and public speaking in the city of Boston, focusing on improving artists' finances, health, spirituality, purpose, and creativity. He believes that if artists can succeed in these aspects in their own life, they can be of better service to their community.


Infinite Possibilities 

Infinite Possibilities Part 1

Thursday, Feb. 9, ArtLab, 6-9pm

Panel discussion with Stackz, NaShaya “Shay” Wornum, and Lady Beast

Workshop on freestyle concepts led by Stackz’s with DJ SC-ONE

Session/mini battle*

Food provided by Most Requested Food

* winner and runner-up will  be invited to battle at The Foundation on Sunday, Feb. 12 (see below)


Infinite Possibilities Part 2

Saturday, Feb. 11, Lowell Lecture Hall, 11am-1:30pm

Discussion with Stackz, Chad Shabazz, and Megatron

Workshop on intro to popping led by Stackz with DJ SC-ONE

Session/mini battle*

*winner and runner-up will receive discounted entry to a Stiggity Stackz Worldwide popping series March


Partnering Events:

The Foundation’s Winter Festival

Friday, Feb. 10, The Middle East Corner Bar, 10pm-2am

The FunkShun: Hold My Drank Foundation Pre-Party (21+). A dance party featuring DJ SC-ONE & Stiggity, playing a range of dance music genre’s from House, Funk, Disco, Nu-Rnb, Future Beats, Afro-Beats, Hip Hop & More

Sunday, Feb. 12, The Middle East Corner Bar, 7pm- 12am

The Foundation WNTR Edition 1v1 Freestyle Dance Battle and Fundraiser (All Ages). A dance battle fundraiser event featuring local BIPOC vendors and custom cocktails/mocktails.


Harvard BreakersBreakeasy 9 

 Saturday, Feb. 11, Lowell Lecture Hall, 2-8pm

Pick your Poison 2v2 breaking battles, open to all. After prelims, 16 teams of two selected. After each battle, the winning team selects an opponent to join them, creating a 3v3 top 8, 4v4 semis, and 5v5 finals.



The ArtLab and Lowell Lecture Hall are wheelchair accessible. If you need any access service to participate, please contact dance@fas.harvard.edu. 

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