Malaika’s Freedom

Malaika is a DTBF graduate from our Teacher-Training in West Memphis, AR. She was a delightful student who kept in touch once she got out and shared her story with us here: Where do I start? Free. That’s a powerful word right there. How amazing it is to be free....

Forgiveness

During one of my first teacher trainings I learned that one of our students killed a baby she had nannied and would not be getting out of prison until 2048. When I started dancing in Denver two years ago, I told myself that all of the women I was meeting and dancing...

Summer 2016 Updates with Dance 2B Free!

Dance 2B Free Updates! By Gayle Nosal 1. The experience in Nebraska at the NCCW was over-the-moon marvelous. The warden: welcoming. sweet. supportive. hugging. had lunch with us! The rec center head, Shar Most: even more of all of the above about the warden. Shar...

Heavvvvy Sundays in Denver!

On Sunday, June 19th at the Denver women’s correctional facility (DWCF), we walked into the gym and into a wall of tension from one of the inmates Michelle; Michelle has danced with us from day one and just completed the teacher-training. Her face was stone cold...

La Vista’s First Teacher-Training

Our two weekends in Pueblo’s medium-security women’s prison were beyond our expectations. We had only experienced 3 in-person classes since D2BF began one year ago. Our relationships with the inmates were nothing like the ones we had established with the...

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

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...