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Did you guys know about this little collective called “The Free School“? It’s just what it sounds like: It offers FREE classes and collaborations on a contribution basis. So if you have something you’re willing to teach for FREE, you should totally let them know. But today we’re going to address the Basics of Belly Dance, a FREE class held every Monday (for now). Did I mention this shit is FREE?

Belly dancing was a huge fitness craze for a while, right? Although I’m not sure whether that’s died down, it’s still a pretty good workout for your upper body and core, not to mention your cardio. It’s totally fun and sexy, too, I promise. While other belly dancing classes in this city cost $10 or more per class, this one is FREE! So go get your belly dance on this afternoon, and surprise someone special with it tonight — at no cost to you! Or keep it all to yourself. See if I care.

Basics of Belly Dance at Aceituno Arts Co-op
2141 Mission St., Ste. 200 at 17th [The Mission]
Every Monday, 2:30-4pm

Image courtesy of Face2Face Africa

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  1. Jonah
    May 23, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Yup- I’ve taken about a billion classes at the Free School- Yoga, African Dance, guitar and drum lessons, Poetry- all great stuff- I was going to try the belly dancing class (its happening right now) but instead I’m eating lunch next door-  different type of belly activity

  2. May 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Awesome! I was kind of surprised we hadn’t talked about the Free School on BAS yet. Plenty more where that came from!

  3. July 8, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    i love belly danceing and its the best thing ever

  4. Cmelia Moralis
    May 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I also take free belly dance classes from a Moroccan belly dancer on You Tube. her videos are amazing and she is the most popular instructor on You Tube

  5. Adrianne Glady
    April 11, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Are there any of these free schools in Indianapolis?