Susan’s Playlists Mar 7 – 10, 2016 – What is Strength?

little mouse

In Amy E. Robillard’s beautiful essay, Little Mouse, published in Full Grown People this week, I found the quote above that struck me with its connection to our focus this week. Finding strength in even “small and insignificant” places is at the heart of expanding our notion of what strength really is.

On Monday we danced to the powerful and energizing music of One Billion Rising and the rest of the week to a routine called Sense You All (more on that next week). You can find all playlists below and if you want to listen to them (and of course you do) just to go to Spotify! You can listen for free at Spotify! Sign up for free, follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists ~ just click and listen!

Below are the playlists for the week, but first here are some things you probably want to know about:

• Bluebeard: Identifying the Internal Predator, Mar 13, 2016, 2-5pm with Dianne and Mary Linn
Sunday afternoon workshop Using the powerful tools of an authentic teaching story, combined with guided movement with a master teacher Mary Linn, and time for discussion held in a sacred circle of women, we will work to recognize and understand the voice of our own internal predator. Cost: $65. For all the details, go here

• Firedance, Weds, Mar 16, 11am-1215pm acac Albemarle square and Thurs, March 17, 840-940am acac downtown
It’s time for the annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with the inspiring music of Riverdance! Two chances to dance it and of course, wear your green!

• Spring Nia Jam, Fri, Mar 18, 2016, 545-7pm, acac downtown
Spring is coming! Susan, Kate and Rachel will be teaching a special Nia jam focused on renewal. Come celebrate the sprouting wit us!

• Downtown Morning Nia on Tue, Apr 5 & Thu, Apr 7
ACAC is refinishing the floor in the Downtown Group Ex Studio during the first week of April. Weather permitting, I will teach on the rooftop deck on Tuesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 7, both days at 840-940am. Due to the somewhat rougher surface of the deck, we recommend wearing light shoes for these classes. Classes normally taught in Studio A will be held as usual during this time!

• dance. sit. write. draw. returns! Saturday, May 7, 830am-5pm
Living life as an artist isn’t a path for some rarified few, it’s our birthright. All of us. You might have lots of experience with dancing, meditating, writing, and drawing. Or you might have none. Spending the day blending these practices is a way of opening the channel of your artist self ~ giving it some oxygen and space no matter what your experience is. Join us for a delicious day. Go to for the details and to register. Or email with questions.

As always, please let me know if you have questions or how I can help more.
Dance on. Shine on.

Susan sig

*** PLAYLIST NOTE: My playlists can also be found on Spotify by following “susanmcculley” (no space) and look for Public Playlists. Sometimes music is not available on Spotify so I may replace with another version or skip songs . ***

Monday, Mar 7, 2016, 1045am ~ The Big L Love with Mary Linn (One Billion Rising)

Strength, Courage & Wisdom 4:58 India.Arie
Survivor 3:49 Destiny’s Child
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
Break The Chain 4:32 Tena Clark
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
I Know 3:49 Dionne Farris
Dog Days Are Over 3:41 Florence And The Machine
Shout Now 3:17 Melissa Etheridge
F**kin’ Perfect 3:34 P!nk
Holy Water 4:18 Big & Rich
Stand Up 3:41 Sugarland
Who You Are 3:51 Jessie J
meet me in the dark 5:35 Melissa Etheridge
Light of a Clear Blue Morning 4:15 The Wailin’ Jennys

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016, 840am ~ What is Strong? (Sense You All)

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016, 11am ~ What is Strong? (Sense You All)

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016, 840am ~ What is Strong? (Sense You All)

Orange Sky 6:11 Alexi Murdoch
Cosmopole 6:39 Cantoma
Just Keep Me Moving 3:56 k.d. lang
Kintamani (Hanoman’s Forest Mix) 5:46 Transglobal Underground
Baya Baya 5:27 Safri Duo
Fallin’ High 6:00 Safri Duo
Marjaani Marjaani (From Billu) 5:26 Sunidhi Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh & Pritam
New Morning 3:44 Alpha Rev
Tupelo Honey 3:37 Van Morrison
Skin Deep 4:30 Derek Trucks Band with Buddy Guy
Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: Malena (Main theme) 4:22 Yo-Yo Ma, Ennio Morricone & Roma Sinfonietta


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If you’re traveling or moving, you can find a teacher or classes wherever you’re going.
Interested in teaching or deepening your practice? Check out the Nia White Belt Training. They are offered all around the world so you can find one near you or where you may want to go!

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