I Dance For Her Dance-a-thon

Due to COVID 19, our women in prison are isolated now more than ever, cut off from programming and the outside world. We want them to know they are not forgotten — so we dance for them. I dance for her, the mother, the daughter, the lover, the lifer, the...

Cindy’s Story

One of the most dramatic stories I’ve heard since DTBF started with Cindy’s. She was from a Midwest city, was educated and warm. I think she just honestly snapped in a way that maybe a lot of us could with a newborn. But that line was crossed for Cindy in the...

Janet’s Story

We are now highlighting one woman a month to share her story because once you hear a person’s story it is hard to hate them up close. The trauma that was passed onto Janet and multiplied in her childhood is unimaginable. Racism, poverty, trauma and hopelessness...

Message From Our Founder

Hello DTBF Supporters, What a whirlwind this has been! We hope you and your family are safe during such a scary and uncertain time. Like most of the world, DTBF is trying to adapt to this pandemic. Last Saturday, we virtually danced with our incarcerated students from...

Red Tape

This picture says it allll. DTBF is about magic, freedom, redemption and beauty. And. At the same time there is a massive amount of red tape. So much so — at times, I’m baffled I keep going. Yesterday, during this pandemic we were planning on teaching a live streamed...

Tae Bo

On a bitter cold night, we walked into what looked like the entrance to the transitional/halfway house for men in Colorado Springs. Two men were smoking outside as Lilly, Chloe and I quickly walked by them. I immediately noticed an odor that I expected in prison but,...