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.
When you donate to Dance To Be Free your money goes toward operational expenses, travel/room & board, and director’s salary. It costs about $400 per inmate to certify as a dance teacher, and $5000 per prison to cover teacher training expenses. A contribution of $400 certifies one inmate to become a dance teacher as they complete their sentence. This skill can be used while they are still serving time or when they exit the prison system. Some inmates serving life sentences have the option of teaching their fellow inmates dance. Job skills after prison reduce recidivism and increase self-esteem. Read more about where you contribution goes.