Join 3,417 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Teach dance in prison!
April 25, 2002 12:51 PM   Subscribe

Teach dance in prison! "The Federal Bureau of Prisons...intends to issue solicitation RFQ 50507-012-2 for the provision to provide Dance Instructor Services with a variety of beginning and advanced dance classes to the inmate population."
posted by kirkaracha (10 comments total)

 
The St. Vitus School of Swing. sing-sing to singapore. new steps for old ways. Is this for real?
posted by clavdivs at 12:58 PM on April 25, 2002


Come on!! Move that ass.
posted by Settle at 1:20 PM on April 25, 2002


Recreational activities in San Quentin, sometime between 1925 and 1935
1, 2
posted by TimTypeZed at 2:00 PM on April 25, 2002


I'm glad to know that the US taxes are going to something worthy. *roll of the eyes*
posted by GirlFriday at 2:29 PM on April 25, 2002


Getting dance instructors raped and beaten isn't worthy?
posted by Settle at 3:19 PM on April 25, 2002


Didn't Elvis sing a song about this?
posted by Rastafari at 4:24 PM on April 25, 2002


If these guys could dance, maybe some of them wouldn't be in prison. Seriously.

Dancing is an important form of socializing. People who can't dance are often outsiders. I suspect that people who can dance, compared to those who can't, will more often, and because they can dance, feel good, look good, meet people, find romance, be a happy part of society instead of a shunned and humiliated loner, etc.
posted by pracowity at 12:00 AM on April 26, 2002


is dancing the only form of socializing?
posted by tolkhan at 6:46 AM on April 26, 2002


Certainly not the only form. Just an important form, an emotional, physical, public form. It's especially important during early years, when people make big choices that decide how their lives will turn out.

Of course most people in prison have already made bad choices, but most of them will still be getting out one day and living near you. I don't see anything wrong with helping them pick up a social skill that could help them get more comfortably and happily through the rest of their lives.
posted by pracowity at 7:19 AM on April 26, 2002


I don't see anything wrong with helping them pick up a social skill that could help them get more comfortably and happily through the rest of their lives.
I've been trying to think of a way to say this since yesterday. Thank you, pracowity.
posted by darukaru at 9:33 AM on April 26, 2002


« Older Aerogel...  |  If you can help then do someth... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments