We’re Hiring for Dance Battles!!

Dance Battles are coming!

#1 Sat, July 16! Strauss Park
#2 Sat, Aug 20 Strauss park
#3 Sat, Sept 17 Old North STL

We are contracting with artists for roles for organizing and staffing the July 16 battle.

Interested? Attend rehearsal Tuesday, June 21 at 6:00 at 3524 Washington Ave., 63103

OR apply to susanc@storystitchers.org with the role you are interested in and your qualifications and experience.

Roles include:

  • social media influencer: $750
  • event manager: $500
  • 3 dance battle judge: $200 each
  • DJ (well known): $250
  • spotlight artist: $250
  • Youth Council photographer: $100
  • 2 social media: $100 each
  • event planning: $100

Saint Louis Story Stitchers does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or national guard status, handicap status, or any other factor prohibited by law in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and/or activities.

Pick the City UP Tour presents Saint Louis Story Stitchers unique brand of urban storytelling, featuring live original STL hip hop, spoken word and story magic on public health issues St. Louis cares about including gun violence. Pay tribute, join the fun, and make a difference. Bringing positive change to the Lou.

The program broadens and deepens participation in and access to the arts by targeting
teens and young adults living in St. Louis City neighborhoods that are 70% or more black,
underserved, and underrepresented.
Pick the City UP brings the arts to the forefront through a unique form of “urban storytelling,”
collecting and reframing stories through the arts. A series of public performances and open air
events held in summer and fall, 2022, will engage diverse groups of young residents within St. Louis City.
Lively public performances are family-friendly and promote understanding and civic pride. Local Black artists including top krump style dancers will create and perform alongside black youth, ages 16-24 years old, in a series of high quality musical performances and dance battles, in the Pick the City UP Tour, now in its 6th year. This year, Story Stitchers will incorporate guest artists into a “Spotlight Series,” curated on merit by Story Stitchers artists, to broaden awareness of the excellence of the Black and BIPOC arts movement in our region.

All events are free and family-friendly.

Pick the City UP is sponsored in part with funds from the Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, The Lewis Prize for Music, Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot,  and the Equity Impact Award from Creative Reaction Lab and the Bezos Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Kranzberg Arts Foundation and Grand Center Inc.

Also coming up…

The Center Cabinet
Meets Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00

Earn $25 per meeting to plan our future! Are you 16-24 years old and living in the St. Louis region? Take a leadership role in Stitchers Youth Council!  Email Branden@storystitchers.org to learn more. Email storystitchers@gmail.org to sign up.

StitchCast Studio Season III Finale

Friday, June 24, 6:00-10:00

Nominate an outstanding 16-24 year old youth for the Stitchers Youth Council Awards!


Sunday, June 26

Yes! Yes! Yes!

1:00 Performance – 11:00-2:00 – Booth

True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, Ferguson