Driving on the wrong side of the road!

Driving on the wrong side of the road!

Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road and Saying “Half House” Three Times Quickly by Gayle Nosal (Gayle’s version of Milk Dud Magic) Since that afternoon in February 2015 when Lucy grabbed on to the idea I shared to dance with women in prison, magic has...
Milk Dud Magic

Milk Dud Magic

From the moment the idea of dancing in women’s prisons came to us, this process has been filled with magic. I was sitting with Gayle at Alchemy of Movement, chatting about Alchemy becoming a nonprofit when she casually said, “You could make a nonprofit...
Tension in the Teacher-Training

Tension in the Teacher-Training

On Tuesday night we met for our 11th session of the teacher-training at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. Our 3 teachers in training were not in a good mood! Michelle arrived pissed off at Sarah about a comment Sarah had made one week prior to us meeting....
Only Hokas In Prison

Only Hokas In Prison

When I started dancing at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility I walked out of prison in serious pain; pain to the point of not knowing if I could continue to teach or not. My sciatica flared up after each class. I bought a new pair of shoes and even tried...
Ground Zero of What Matters

Ground Zero of What Matters

After our fifth teacher-training session on Feb. 23rd, we humbly walked out of the barbed wired gates, once again, in awe of the beauty we are feeling in such a grim place. Our four students are showing us how to dance with a freedom of expression we haven’t...
What we would do for a pen!!

What we would do for a pen!!

Since Denver Women’s Correctional Facility (DWCF) is a maximum-security prison, recording our time there is very challenging. We can’t film, voice record or even bring a pen with us to our Tuesday night teacher-training sessions. On January 12th we started...
Heartbreak in Prison

Heartbreak in Prison

Last Sunday I taught in prison in the midst of deep sadness and heartbreak over the ending of my relationship. In our training, we were advised not to share the personal details of our lives with the inmates at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility (DWCF) for our...
Life Sentences at DWCF

Life Sentences at DWCF

As the article from the Daily Camera is approaching being published, we were asked to verify the crimes some of the inmates committed who were interviewed after dance class on November 15th. Since July 1st, I have been dancing at DWCF with zero knowledge of how or why...

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