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GIVEAWAY: Classtivity “Passport” for the New Year!

Editor’s Note: We are thrilled to announce that Lindsay is the winner of the Classtivity Passport! Thank you all for your involvement!

In honor of the new year, DancePulp and Classtivity are partnering to giveaway The Classtivity Passport to one loyal DancePulp follower!

The Classtivity Passport is a 30-day, 10-class discovery pass to try some of the best classes at 20 different venues in NYC. This means that those new year’s resolutions you have to take more class are about to get a little easier to conquer. And Classtivity covers all types of classes on the passport, making it easy for you to add something completely fresh to your dance and fitness repertoire. You can try Martial Arts, or pole dancing. You could try a Bollywood style fitness class. Then in the same day you could head to the Gallim Dance Studios for dance or yoga. It’s all on the same card. And if you win, it’s going to be free.

So: Here’s how you enter our drawing.

We want to hear about one specific memory you have from a class you took this year.

Maybe you had an AHA! moment when a dance teacher used perfect imagery to help you balance better. Maybe you were in a zumba class and you realized your life calling. Maybe during pottery you worked out your five-year plan. Or maybe it wasn’t a formal class, but you tried something out-of-the-ordinary and smiled the rest of the day because of it.

Tell us and get the chance to win.

Give us an answer to our question in the comment section below (be sure to include your email address) and we will automatically enter you in the Passport giveaway. In one week, on January 4th, we will do a live drawing of our winner and will contact the recipient with more information on collecting the Passport from Classtivity.

We hope to hear your stories, and we wish you 2013 full of creativity and inspiration!

To learn more about Classtivity, click here.

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Post by Emeri Fetzer

Emeri is Managing Editor of DancePulp.com and a full–time freelance performer. Emeri most recently danced in Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More' NYC and in original choreography for PITH Dance. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, with BA’s in Dance Choreography and English from Goucher College, Emeri loves to marry writing with a strong passion for movement. She is also a regular contributor for Theater Development Fund's online magazine TDF Stages.

Comments (14)

  1. Dana marie December 30, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I would love some free class time!

  2. Nicholas B. December 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    This year I had the pleasure of studying ballet with Janet Panetta. If you haven’t taken her class, stop what you’re doing right now and go.
    While most of my movement training has been deeply rooted in several somatic forms, it was only with Janet where the principles of the Alexander technique began to inform my practice at the barre. The combinations, infused with nuanced and detailed body information, synthesized my movement history from multiple arenas. Instead of a classically daunting form, ballet became a full-bodied experience that has now inspired me to reconsider its potential for release in my own dancing body. Just think: forward and up! It solves everything.

    Best of luck to everyone in the new year!

  3. Nicholas B. December 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    This year I had the pleasure of studying ballet with Janet Panetta. If you haven’t taken her class, stop what you’re doing right now and go.
    While most of my movement training has been deeply rooted in the somatic forms, it was only with Janet where the principles of the Alexander technique began to inform my practice at the barre. The combinations, infused with nuanced and detailed body information, synthesized my movement history from multiple arenas. Instead of a classically daunting form, ballet became a full-bodied experience that has now inspired me to reconsider its potential for release in my own dancing body. Just think: forward and up! It solves everything.

    Best of luck to everyone in the new year!

  4. Meg January 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Would like to know if relatives are excluded from winning the passport. ‘Cause I am the PROUD Aunt of DREW JACOBY. And she crazy coo, yo.

  5. Kate January 2, 2013 at 9:10 am

    The first image that came to my head was when I was in a gaga class. I was prepared for it to be odd, for it to be strange. So my mind was open. At some point “I got it”.. I just let my bones move. And then I let my muscles move. And then was dancing and it was one of the most freeing experiences I’ve ever had.
    Another moment was when I was studying Butoh in Italy with Mark and Mitsuru. I was prepared to be tired of Butoh very quickly. I had to keep my mind open so I didn’t get tired of slow motion. When we began an exercise to see forever, to see so far we saw the back of our heads… I was able to activate another whole element of my dancing. I was dancing not just with the front half of me, but I was dancing through the meadows, the towns, the ocean, and all the way back again so that I danced through space so actively that I was telling a whole new story with the back of me. Or! My back aided my story so much, I was all that much more empowered in what I was saying. I could be saying two different things, or saying one thing much more powerfully. Even though I was now dancing through time and space.. I was much more relaxed. I was just me, but with an open mind for time and space.

  6. Sarah January 2, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    In a contemporary class I was told, “If you don’t believe in what you’re telling us, no one else will believe you. Only dance what you believe.” I had been struggling with feeling superficial when asked to dance a specific way or feel a certain thing- we’re all told a million times to make the dance our own, but it wasn’t until I thought, “ok, what do I believe in? What do I perceive as true?” That I really started the process of defining myself and my movement.

  7. Lindsay January 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I was never much of a gym-goer, but have always been an athlete who loved outdoor natural activity. As it is quite cold in NYC for several months of the year, I always found it hard to get in as much healthy activity as I would have liked. In 2012, I was convinced by a friend to try a few classes, ranging from yoga to martial arts. I could not believe what I had been missing out on all these years. When going to these classes, I do not feel like I am in a gym. I feel like I am exercising my body in a very natural way, feeling growth from different muscles I never knew existed! I felt way more positive by going to these classes and just learned to love myself as I am. One specific memory was in an “Intensati” class that really transformed my way of thinking. The instructor encouraged us to shout affirmations as we were performing certain moves. In just the first class, my brain suddenly cleared of all irrelevant thoughts and I thought, “Wow, I can’t believe I am just ‘BEING’ right now. No other thoughts. No lists going through my mind. No worries. Just ‘being.’ ” I never really understood what it was like to “live in the moment” and just “be.” Taking that type of class over time really helped me be more positive and love life exactly as it is. I hope to be able to take more classes across different venues to see what else I am missing out on!

  8. Christina C. January 10, 2013 at 12:34 am

    I had been doing Crossfit for 9 months, but it wasn’t until this past March that I had the biggest break-through. I decided to sign up for the Crossfit Games Open just for fun. I knew I wasn’t going to win anything, but signing up helped me push myself to new limits I never thought I could achieve. I hit PRs (personal records) that I never would have attempted on a regular day at Crossfit. I was able to powerclean & push press 75lb, which was a real accomplishment for me. Not only was I able to do one rep, I was able to do over 20. When the workout was done, I was overwhelmed with such emotion that I broke down & cried (which has never happened & hasn’t happened since then). I felt such a sense of pride & the best part, the people around me watching ran up to hug me. It made me realize that fear of failure was stopping me from doing better, from pushing myself even further, but this opened my eyes to the fact that I can achieve great things if I keep practicing & continue to push myself.

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