What we're about

Asheville Movement Collective envisions a world that moves in harmony where all are free to be their authentic selves within a loving community. Our mission and aim are to inspire authenticity and healthy community through free-form dance by hosting dance waves for personal and community transformation.

We host three dances per week, plus some special events.

Though you may notice just a few RSVPs on this site, our typical attendance is 20-30 on Friday, 50-60 for Sunday first wave, and a little over 100 for second wave.

For more information, please visit our website at ashevillemovementcollective.org.

Upcoming events (5+)

Friday: AMC Evening Dance Wave

Evergreen Community Charter School

Warm up begins at 7:00 pm. Opening circle begins at 7:30 pm. Suggested entry: $10 Flex Ticket: $8 – 20 New dancers will receive a voucher for a free second dance. --------------------------------------- Guidelines No Shoes: Dance in bare feet, socks, or your dance shoes. Please no street shoes. Well-being and Safety: We love to dance freely, and we need to be safe too. By taking part in the dance you acknowledge responsibility for your own safety. Be aware of your surroundings and your impact on others. Dance into the empty spaces. Drink water! If you are particularly sensitive to loud sounds, please bring earplugs for yourself or your children. Sounds and Talking: Once the music begins it's a non-speaking time. If conversation is necessary, please move outside the space. Feel free to make sound, but respect the silence as the dance waves open and close. Please be mindful to turn OFF your cell phone before entering the dance space. Participation: All who enter agree to participate. The opening and closing circles are important to the cohesion of the group. Please arrive on time and stay until the end whenever possible. If you choose to witness learn to take in the whole room and everyone in it without staring or judging. As a witness you are not just a passive observer, but a part of the dance experience. Boundaries and Dancing with Others: You have the right and responsibility to maintain your own boundaries. Ask non-verbally for permission to dance with, or touch, someone else. Please honor their boundaries and be willing to getting a "no" or no response at all. If you choose to dance with someone, how long you remain in the dance is up to you. Please move on when you know you are ready. When you dance with AMC you dance in a community. Your personal dance exploration is the essence of this practice. We ask for your sensitivity to how your expressiveness impacts others. Please be aware of the dance we do between authenticity and community culture. The expressive nature of our practice naturally means that we encounter each other's energy along the way. We encourage feedback between dancers, whether incidents are supportive or confusing. Facilitators are available to help. Children are welcome at AMC Dance Waves. Here's some information to help you and your child have an enjoyable time at the wave: SAFETY: There can be a lot of moving bodies. Although everyone is responsible for their own safety on the floor, you're also responsible for the safety and supervision of your child. RESPECT: The dance wave is a no-conversation time and children need to be lovingly reminded not to talk. There are three particular times when we ask that children be quiet, settled, and in your presence -- during opening circle, during the finishing music at the end of the wave, and during closing circle. If it is clear that their energy is physically or verbally distracting during these times, we ask you to please step outside with them and return when you can. PROTECTION: The music can be loud. To protect tender ears, we recommend that you use earplugs for your child. On Sundays, there is free childcare at the second wave. Our childcare provider is compensated and will also accept your tips, but that is completely voluntary for you. Photography or videotaping during an AMC dance is strictly prohibited! For more information, please see our website at: http://ashevillemovementcollective.org/

Sunday: AMC Single Extended Outdoor Wave

Location visible to members

Spring Equinox Dance at Carrier Park Guest DJs: NataDas & DJKochka Supporting Facilitator: CJ O'Reilly We'll be dancing under the spring sun outside at Carrier Park with StarTribe's epic 24 speaker sound system. 10:30am: Opening Circle & Equinox Ceremony 1st half of extended Wave DJ Robert Kochka Jr 2nd half of extended wave NataDas playing live Suggested entry: $15 Flex Ticket: $10 – 20 New dancers will receive a voucher for a free second dance. --------------------------------------- Guidelines No Shoes: Dance in bare feet, socks, or your dance shoes. Please no street shoes. Well-being and Safety: We love to dance freely, and we need to be safe too. By taking part in the dance you acknowledge responsibility for your own safety. Be aware of your surroundings and your impact on others. Dance into the empty spaces. Drink water! If you are particularly sensitive to loud sounds, please bring earplugs for yourself or your children. Other than service animals registered under Title II and Title III of the ADA, pets are not permitted. Sounds and Talking: Once the music begins it's a non-speaking time. If conversation is necessary, please move outside the space. Feel free to make sound, but respect the silence as the dance waves open and close. Please be mindful to turn OFF your cell phone before entering the dance space. Participation: All who enter agree to participate. The opening and closing circles are important to the cohesion of the group. Please arrive on time and stay until the end whenever possible. If you choose to witness learn to take in the whole room and everyone in it without staring or judging. As a witness you are not just a passive observer, but a part of the dance experience. Boundaries and Dancing with Others: You have the right and responsibility to maintain your own boundaries. Ask non-verbally for permission to dance with, or touch, someone else. Please honor their boundaries and be willing to getting a "no" or no response at all. If you choose to dance with someone, how long you remain in the dance is up to you. Please move on when you know you are ready. When you dance with AMC you dance in a community. Your personal dance exploration is the essence of this practice. We ask for your sensitivity to how your expressiveness impacts others. Please be aware of the dance we do between authenticity and community culture. The expressive nature of our practice naturally means that we encounter each other's energy along the way. We encourage feedback between dancers, whether incidents are supportive or confusing. Facilitators are available to help. Children are welcome at AMC Dance Waves. Here's some information to help you and your child have an enjoyable time at the wave: SAFETY: There can be a lot of moving bodies. Although everyone is responsible for their own safety on the floor, you're also responsible for the safety and supervision of your child. RESPECT: The dance wave is a no-conversation time and children need to be lovingly reminded not to talk. There are three particular times when we ask that children be quiet, settled, and in your presence -- during opening circle, during the finishing music at the end of the wave, and during closing circle. If it is clear that their energy is physically or verbally distracting during these times, we ask you to please step outside with them and return when you can. PROTECTION: The music can be loud. To protect tender ears, we recommend that you use earplugs for your child. On Sundays, there is free childcare at the second wave. Photography or videotaping during an AMC dance is strictly prohibited! For more information, please see our website at: http://ashevillemovementcollective.org/

Friday: AMC Evening Live Mix Extended Dance Wave

Evergreen Community Charter School

Extended Live Mixed Wave Guest DJ: Mikaya Supporting Facilitator: Ted Riskin It is often said that the tallest of trees is only as strong as its roots. Its foundation is the source of its stability and ability to grow and rise. Using this metaphor on the dance floor, you are invited to explore all points of contact between you and the ground, whether that be your feet, your hands, your sit bones, the whole back-side of your body, or your front-side. It is recommended during the opening warm-up and closing songs in this dance to explore movement on the ground, as well as stillness. Explore your roots. Once rooted, the energy rises into dynamic and empowered movements across the dance floor. As you reach up and rise, bring your awareness into the air element and the space that extends around your body. When "Rising" observe the flow of your energy. Harness it towards filling the space around you in a way that is in harmony with your environment, and safe for both you and the other dancers. The closing songs will include sound healing songs played with a Paiste Gong. Mikaya has been a conscious dance DJ since 2011, and is the founder of Dance Church Maui. He combines a wide range of musical genres to take the listener on a journey that allows for deep inner work and raw explosions of emotions and movement. He likes to use a large bell curve progression of music that builds momentum up on the dance floor from downtempo / sexy beats to a peak of house or tribal trance with a soft landing at the end. Warm up begins at 7:00 pm. Opening circle begins at 7:30 pm. Suggested entry: $15 Flex Ticket: $8 – 20 New dancers will receive a voucher for a free second dance. --------------------------------------- Guidelines No Shoes: Dance in bare feet, socks, or your dance shoes. Please no street shoes. Well-being and Safety: We love to dance freely, and we need to be safe too. By taking part in the dance you acknowledge responsibility for your own safety. Be aware of your surroundings and your impact on others. Dance into the empty spaces. Drink water! If you are particularly sensitive to loud sounds, please bring earplugs for yourself or your children. Sounds and Talking: Once the music begins it's a non-speaking time. If conversation is necessary, please move outside the space. Feel free to make sound, but respect the silence as the dance waves open and close. Please be mindful to turn OFF your cell phone before entering the dance space. Participation: All who enter agree to participate. The opening and closing circles are important to the cohesion of the group. Please arrive on time and stay until the end whenever possible. If you choose to witness learn to take in the whole room and everyone in it without staring or judging. As a witness you are not just a passive observer, but a part of the dance experience. Boundaries and Dancing with Others: You have the right and responsibility to maintain your own boundaries. Ask non-verbally for permission to dance with, or touch, someone else. Please honor their boundaries and be willing to getting a "no" or no response at all. If you choose to dance with someone, how long you remain in the dance is up to you. Please move on when you know you are ready. When you dance with AMC you dance in a community. Your personal dance exploration is the essence of this practice. We ask for your sensitivity to how your expressiveness impacts others. Please be aware of the dance we do between authenticity and community culture. The expressive nature of our practice naturally means that we encounter each other's energy along the way. We encourage feedback between dancers, whether incidents are supportive or confusing. Facilitators are available to help. Photography or videotaping during an AMC dance is strictly prohibited! For more information, please see our website at: http://ashevillemovementcollective.org/

Sunday: AMC First Wave

Location visible to members

Warm up begins at 8:30 am. Opening circle begins promptly at 9:00 am; entry after this time is discouraged. Suggested entry: $10 Flex Ticket: $8 – 20 New dancers will receive a voucher for a free second dance. --------------------------------------- Guidelines No Shoes: Dance in bare feet, socks, or your dance shoes. Please no street shoes. Well-being and Safety: We love to dance freely, and we need to be safe too. By taking part in the dance you acknowledge responsibility for your own safety. Be aware of your surroundings and your impact on others. Dance into the empty spaces. Drink water! If you are particularly sensitive to loud sounds, please bring earplugs for yourself or your children. Other than service animals registered under Title II and Title III of the ADA, pets are not permitted. Sounds and Talking: Once the music begins it's a non-speaking time. If conversation is necessary, please move outside the space. Feel free to make sound, but respect the silence as the dance waves open and close. Please be mindful to turn OFF your cell phone before entering the dance space. Participation: All who enter agree to participate. The opening and closing circles are important to the cohesion of the group. Please arrive on time and stay until the end whenever possible. If you choose to witness learn to take in the whole room and everyone in it without staring or judging. As a witness you are not just a passive observer, but a part of the dance experience. Boundaries and Dancing with Others: You have the right and responsibility to maintain your own boundaries. Ask non-verbally for permission to dance with, or touch, someone else. Please honor their boundaries and be willing to getting a "no" or no response at all. If you choose to dance with someone, how long you remain in the dance is up to you. Please move on when you know you are ready. When you dance with AMC you dance in a community. Your personal dance exploration is the essence of this practice. We ask for your sensitivity to how your expressiveness impacts others. Please be aware of the dance we do between authenticity and community culture. The expressive nature of our practice naturally means that we encounter each other's energy along the way. We encourage feedback between dancers, whether incidents are supportive or confusing. Facilitators are available to help. Children are welcome at AMC Dance Waves. Here's some information to help you and your child have an enjoyable time at the wave: SAFETY: There can be a lot of moving bodies. Although everyone is responsible for their own safety on the floor, you're also responsible for the safety and supervision of your child. RESPECT: The dance wave is a no-conversation time and children need to be lovingly reminded not to talk. There are three particular times when we ask that children be quiet, settled, and in your presence -- during opening circle, during the finishing music at the end of the wave, and during closing circle. If it is clear that their energy is physically or verbally distracting during these times, we ask you to please step outside with them and return when you can. PROTECTION: The music can be loud. To protect tender ears, we recommend that you use earplugs for your child. On Sundays, there is free childcare at the second wave. Photography or videotaping during an AMC dance is strictly prohibited! For more information, please see our website at: http://ashevillemovementcollective.org/

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Sunday: AMC Second Wave

Evergreen Community Charter School

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