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Class Update

UPDATE: Ballet Folklorico will be practicing at the Just Be Cause Center every Tuesday at 7pm until Monday, December 5th! Join the dancing there.


Ballet Folklorico de Ithaca

Who: Juliana Garcia

Where: Just Be Cause Center

When: Tuesday at 7pm until Monday, December 5th

Ballet folklorico is a form of traditional Mexican folk dance dating back to the ancient Aztecs. Each region within Mexico prides itself on their unique, beautiful and culturally rich dances, costumes, and music. The dancers recount every aspect of life within Mexico through their tapping feet, flowing skirts or waving sombreros. You too can be a part of the stories of love, heartache, war, celebration and much more by becoming a dancer. The dances are performed in groups as well as with a partner. No previous dance experience is necessary. Immerse yourself in a new culture while getting some fun exercise! Please RSVP to join in.



New Class Addition

We have a special visitor from Los Angeles and so we’re adding a class that isn’t on the PDF/printed version of the calendar. Check out this one time only, 18 and up class:

BDSM 101

Who: Mistress Justine Cross

Where: Downtown Ithaca RSVP for location

When: Thursday, Oct 13 6 pm

BDSM 101 with Mistress Justine Cross, a professional dominatrix based in Los Angeles. This class will be an all-skill-level introduction that focuses on safe, sane, consensual play and sexual exploration. As such, the skills shared can be applied to all relationships, “kinky” or “vanilla,” and will help us all find ways to explore and discuss desire, fetish, and sexual interests in an open manner. There will also be a Q and A when the class can pose kinky questions for the Mistress. This event is adults only: 18+.

Oct – Dec 2016 Semester Is On

freeskool-coverCheck out our new Freeskool listings for October though December 2016. We have a variety of classes, discussions groups and events happening in the Ithaca area to share with you.

Get involved in your community by joining Ithaca SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) or WAASR (White Allies Against Structural Racism). Get physical by trying out Ballet Folklorico or Let’s Golf. Fix your old typewriter or toaster with Ithaca Fixers Collective or join a book club. We’ve got your science (Science Cabaret) and yoga (Growing Roots Youth Yoga) and a whole lot more!

Download the PDFs below or click on the calendar page for details! 

Class Descriptions

Calendar Side


Thanks to the Mighty Mickey Quinn for the art!


Summer 2016 Classes

Summer calendars freeskool art summer 2016are out and about town. Get in on a Botanical tea talk, bring your camera to Photography 101, come learn the Mexican dance Ballet Folklorico or fix that broken toaster with the Ithaca Fixers Collective. From plants to dance to community dinner – Freeskool has something for you.


Get the PDFs here:

Calendar 2016

Class Descriptions Summer 2016


Or check out the calendar page for a list of descriptions here.

Teach for Freeskool Summer


The Ithaca Freeskool is accepting class submissions for our June – August semester. There are a billion reasons to teach. Here are a few of them:

Meet your community, make sweet friends!
Share your skills with people – you like to share.
Try out a hobby with a group of others. Way less boring, more motivation.
Test out your teacher self. When you teach, you learn.
Make time to do the things you love.
Empower the community. You don’t have to be an expert. We’ve all got something valuable to give.
Freeskool is cool. Even though it has a “k” in it. You need to be cool, right?

You’re convinced? Oh, good. We’ll be taking submissions now till May 3rd 2016. The Freeskool is a flexible, informal platform for teaching – get on it.

The next semester will begin June 1st and go until the end of August. We are looking forward to your class submissions. To submit please fill out the form on our site at:

Anyone can be a teacher! You don’t have to be an expert! So get in touch.
Thank you,
Freeskool Organizers

Feb – April 2016 Classes are Here

freeskool art by liCheck out our most recent calendar of free classes!

We have broken our own record with 45 classes for the semester! What?! Yes, since 2007 we’ve been churning these out. And we’re still here. Help support us by shopping with your own bag at Greenstar (learn more). Or just pick up a calendar and come to class!

Download PDF of class descriptions here:

Class Descriptions Feb – April 2016

Download PDF of calendar side here:

Class Calendar Feb- April 2016

Thanks community, you make it happen.




Support Freeskool by Bringing Your Own Bag to Greenstar!

Support Freeskool by bringing your own bag to Greenstar! So easy…just bring your own bag when you shop, grab a wooden token and drop it into the Freeskool box on your way out. And then you’re on your way to that free French class, right? Merci! You rock, and we get funds to print more calendars of classes.

Yes, Freeskool greenstartoekenshas been chosen as one of the non-profits for Greenstar’s “Bring Your Own Bag, Use it For Good” program January-March. This program is designed to encourage shoppers to reuse bags by providing them with wooden tokens worth 5 cents to donate to a local non-profit for each bag they reuse when they shop at GreenStar.

More info here. 

Thanks, community.

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