These videos have become headlines and continue to be viewed by thousands all over the world. Reactions vary. While most are amused — even amazed, others call it weird and some even view the whole thing with derision (how exactly do these dance productions help to rehabilitate the inmates?).

We can never really know how these dance routines have helped enrich the lives of these inmates from the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center. The news features didn’t mention if, since the regular dance training/exercises, there have been fewer fights and more good vibrations within the prison. But you have to agree, they are quite entertaining and you couldn’t fault them for sloppy performances. It also tugs at your heart a bit I guess, for even though they committed crimes in the past, you know that these people — deemed criminals by society — in these productions are doing something right.

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