Dance To Be Free

Changing the lives of incarcerated women through the healing power of collective dance.

Watch how the culture behind bars is changing in York, Nebraska thanks to the power of dance:

Check out our latest video footage from Washington’s Maximum Women’s Prison:

See Arkansas female prisoners experience healing power of dance:

Lucy Wallace found freedom from her demons by dancing in prison.

Our Mission

Dance To Be Free (DTBF) is a 501(c)3 that is changing the lives of incarcerated women through the healing power of collective dance. Through our DVD and Teacher-Training program, DTBF uses cathartic choreography and emotional music as the healing vehicles for addressing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms.

Through our 20-hour teacher-training curriculum, inmates gain confidence, demonstrate leadership and build community through self-expression that comes with transformational movement. By encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and teaching tangible skills, we help them improve their lives while in prison and launch them in a positive direction as they reenter their communities.

If you are a warden and interested in bringing our Teacher-Training to your facility – click below!

Are you a warden or know of a women’s prison that could benefit?

Visit the FAQ page to learn how our program works, how to get involved, and why DTBF does the work it does.

Rave Reviews...

"As the former Warden at DWCF, seeing this program brings tears of joy. Thank you Lucy Wallace." Dona Zavislan

Inmates Say.....

“I feel freer and better all around.”

Bringing Normalcy

"I don't feel like I'm in prison for an hour on a Sunday, and I love that. I love the normalcy of don't feel so alone." C. Hardy

Inmates Say.....

“I am more understanding and compassionate.”

Changing Lives....

"Everyone had so much fun and loved Lucy! Whoever sees this and is a Warden at a Women's facility needs to contact these ladies. They change lives!!" Denise Davidson, Warden at NCCW

Inmates Say.....

“I am less stressed out and anxious.”

What We’re Up to Right Now

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