Tapestry Tappers

Perhaps the first program in a prison of its kind, participants meet weekly to learn the art form of tap dance. Tap shoes and dancing surfaces were donated to support the class. Jessica Kehn of Artisan Dance Studio teaches.

From a participant: “Everything outside of these gates that I had, that’s been stripped away from me. It was so precious, and you just, you don’t appreciate those things in the moment. It connects you. I don’t really know how to describe it, but you’re just sharing something that’s so meaningful. So, it really connects us as not only sisters, but just as women.”

Photo credit: screen capture from this video piece from WKYC.

See also this video produced by the Columbus Dispatch.

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