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 (4+)

Sunday: AMC Outdoor Live Dance Wave

Carrier Park

Outdoor Ecstatic Dance Wave @ Carrier Park

Facilitators:

LOCATION:
Carrier Park (exact location and directions provided upon registration)

Warm-up 10:00 AM EDT
Opening Circle 10:30 AM EDT

More info will be posted at https://www.ashevillemovementcollective.org/amc-gathering-schedule/

Suggested contribution: $10 – $30+
None turned away for lack funds

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 contribution: $8 – $20+
None turned away for lack funds
New dancers will receive a voucher for a free second dance.

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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.

Photography or videotaping during an AMC dance is strictly prohibited!

For more information, please see our website at:
http://ashevillemovementcollective.org/

Sunday: AMC Second Wave

Evergreen Community Charter School

Warm up begins at 10:30 am. Opening circle begins promptly at 11:00 am; entry after this time is discouraged.

Suggested contribution: $10 or name your price.
None turned away for lack funds.
New dancers will receive a voucher for a free second dance.

Due to the impact of Covid-19, attendance will be limited and pre-registration is required. For further information and to register, please visit http://ashevillemovementcollective.org/.

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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.

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 contribution: $8 – $20+
None turned away for lack funds
New dancers will receive a voucher for a free second dance.

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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.

Photography or videotaping during an AMC dance is strictly prohibited!

For more information, please see our website at:
http://ashevillemovementcollective.org/

Past events (666)

Sunday: AMC Second Wave

Evergreen Community Charter School

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