Music & Other Gems Mar 19-22, 2018 – Spring Balance: ChakraDancer / RockinDancer

Balance can be found in both the physical and the energetic, the interior and the exterior, the meditative and the exuberant, and the movement (when spring was stirring) and the still (when winter came back for a visit).

You can find this week’s ChakraDancer/RockinDancer playlists below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Put the music we dance together with other pieces that lift you up, calm you, and challenge you!

But first, here are a bundle of things I know you want to know about:

Firedance: Spring Aliveness ~ March 26 & 27
In belated celebration of spring and St. Patrick’s Day, Susan shares the power and excitement of Firedance which uses the healing and heart-pounding music of Riverdance.
Mon, Mar 26, 1045-12noon
Tue, Mar 27, 840-940am

RockinDancer Rescheduled for Weds, Mar 28, 11am
After this week’s class was canceled due to weather, Mary Linn & Susan will teach their rocking version of ChakraDancer on Wednesday, Mar 28, 11am-1215pm at acac Albemarle Square!

Susan Facilitating at C’ville Dance Co-Op at Common Ground on Sunday, Apr 1, 10:15-noon
I’m excited to be providing the music and holding the space for the Cville Dance Coop on Sunday, April 1 from 10:15-12noon at Common Ground in the Jefferson School.

If you’re not familiar with the Coop, you can check it out here http://www.cvilledancecoop.com/who-we-are/
, but simply put it is a substance free, non-verbal, barefoot, 90 minutes of freedance. No steps to learn, no teacher, nothing but what’s flowing and moving in your own body.

I’m calling this playlist Rebirth of the Fool ~ interweaving the Tarot interpretation of The Fool with the rebirth of spring. In contrast to the contemporary understanding of “fool” as an silly or ignorant person, in the Tarot The Fool represents new beginnings, having faith in the future, having beginner’s luck, improvisation and believing in the universe.

Let’s do April Fools Day (and Easter, for that matter) from that perspective! I hope you’ll join us.

C’ville Dance Co-op, http://cvilledancecoop.com/

Location (Common Ground, 2nd floor of Jefferson School, 233 4th St NW)
Date/time: Sunday, Apr 1: doors open at 10:15am for warming up, entrance locks at 10:45am, dancing until noon, then closing circle
What to bring: Water bottle, comfortable clothes, optional donation for Common Ground
You can RSVP or ask questions here. https://www.facebook.com/events/356220461453209/

Moodfood for MLK ~ April 3 & 4
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination, Susan and Mary Linn teach this classic routine which includes music with words from MLK’s Dream speech.
Tue, Apr 3, 840-940am at acac downtown
Tue, Apr 3, 545-645pm at acac Square
Wed, Apr 4, 11am-1215pm at acac Square

Earth Day with Susan & Mary Linn ~ April 21 & 23
There is no place like our home planet. In gratitude and honor of the Earth, Mary Linn & Susan will teach a specially-designed class that allows us to both ground and soar.
Sat, Apr 21, 1230-1245pm Nia 101, 1245-145pm Earth Day class
Mon, Apr 23, 1045-12noon

Moving to Heal classes with Sheila Queen Fridays 12:30-2pm at Northside Library
Join Nia Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor, Sheila Queen for a class designed for anybody looking for a gentle movement practice to complement and facilitate healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Introductory classes offered at the Northside Libary Meeting room on Fridays, 1230-2pm, Mar 23 (that’s tomorrow!), Apr 6, 13 & 27. Contact Sheila with questions and for more information at squeen125@gmail.com and 434.882.4129.

5Rhythms events with Jeffery Boynton and Samantha Lane ~ Apr 7
I had the good fortune to dance with Jeffery and Samantha late last year. I’m delighted to see them offering an event this spring! This is an invitation to the dance only you can do. There are no steps to learn, no preparations to make, no prerequisites to participate. Only curiosity, breath, and your presence, moment by moment, a practice of being.

*TOGETHER*: An evening with 5Rhythms® on April 7
Location: Common Ground Healing Arts, Charlottesville, VA
When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 5:00PM-7:00PM
*doors close at 5:20pm
Cost: $20 Pre-register by 3/23 thru 5Rhythms PRO App or at
http://www.afterbefore.live/store

$25 cash, check at the door (If space remains)
Class led by Jeffrey Boynton and Samantha Lane, certified 5Rhythms Teachers and members 5RTA

Created by Gabrielle Roth and practiced by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in
motion it will heal itself.

For more inspiration: www.5rhythms.com

or http://www.afterbefore.live

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

Monday, Mar 19, 2018, 1045am ~ ChakraDancer

Earth Link 7:21 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Give-A-Way 7:21 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Sunset/Moonrise 7:10 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Anahata 7:03 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Vishuddha 7:59 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Sound of Light 7:23 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Crystaline 7:34 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Voice Inside [*] 7:11 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018, 840am ~ RockinDancer with Mary Linn

Stairway To Heaven 8:03 Led Zeppelin
Hotel California [Live] 7:12 The Eagles
Beast Of Burden 4:25 The Rolling Stones
Layla 7:06 Eric Clapton
Money For Nothing 8:25 Dire Straits
Counting Stars 4:17 OneRepublic
No Ordinary Love 7:21 Sade
While My Guitar Gently Weeps 3:47 The Beatles
Imagine 3:07 John Lennon

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018, 545pm ~ RockinDancer with Mary Linn

Stairway To Heaven 8:03 Led Zeppelin
Hotel California [Live] 7:12 The Eagles
Beast Of Burden 4:25 The Rolling Stones
Layla 7:06 Eric Clapton
Money For Nothing 8:25 Dire Straits
Counting Stars 4:17 OneRepublic
No Ordinary Love 7:21 Sade
While My Guitar Gently Weeps 3:47 The Beatles
Imagine 3:07 John Lennon

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2017, 11am ~ RockinDancer with Mary Linn

Canceled due to weather ~ Rescheduled for Wednesday, Mar 28 at 11am!

Thursday, Mar 22, 2017, 840am ~ChakraDancer

Earth Link 7:21 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Give-A-Way 7:21 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Sunset/Moonrise 7:10 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Anahata 7:03 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Vishuddha 7:59 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Sound of Light 7:23 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Crystaline 7:34 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes
Voice Inside [*] 7:11 Alain Eskinasi/Brainscapes

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT NIA?

For more information about Nia and this rich system of training and learning? Everything Nia is at http://www.nianow.com…
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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