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.

Visit the guidelines page to learn more about our dances. AMC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

AMC Pavilion Picnic Wave

AMC WWC Pavilion Picnic Wave

Pavilion Picnic Wave

Saturday, September 10
Warren Wilson College Pavilion
2-Hour Live Mix Ecstatic Dance Wave
with Michael Hurd

Warmup: 10:00 am
Circle: 10:30 am
Picnic: 1:00 pm until it's done!

Want to dance outside? Asheville Movement Collective and the awesome Warren Wilson Wellness Crew have teamed up again this year to offer an outdoor pavilion dance.

Get outside, kick off your shoes, and bring some food for an informal picnic potluck after the dance!

Tickets are $10+ at the door, and as always, free for WWC students.

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Directions: The Morris Pavilion at Warren Wilson College is at 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC 28778. Enter at the North Entrance on the map linked below and follow the road to the pavilion.

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(Original photo by Taylor Johnson)




Inspired Consciousness & Embodied Wellness

Saturday, October 1
with William Bowers

RESONATE's vision is to inspire transformation from the inside out — right in line with AMC's own mission for personal and community transformation. The festival is co-produced by two AMC dancers and several other AMC dancers are involved with the festival. AMC will offer an ecstatic dance wave on Saturday, October 1 in collaboration with RESONATE and William Bowers.

RESONATE creates a unique annual event located in urban Asheville, NC based in vibrational wisdom and alternative, noninvasive healing modalities, such as sound. Through the direct experience from inspired movement to deepening meditation, we offer creative environments for consciousness exploration.

Our goal is to inspire transformation from the inside out. We are here to remember and reintegrate our innate ability to replenish and restore our own energy. From philosophy to physics, from song to dance, our mission is to create connections of synergy that inspire You to live joyfully from embodied wellness, through informed science and cutting edge applications of ancient wisdom for a more balanced and transformed future.

RESONATE is held at the YMI Cultural Center, 39 Market Street, October 1 - 2, 2016.

Visit RESONATE online →
Join RESONATE on Facebook →
Buy tickets here →


AMC @ Southeast Wise Women Fall Conference



Saturday & Sunday, October 15 - 16
with Marta Martin & Conway Weary

AMC is honored to be part of the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference again this fall. AMC facilitator Marta Martin and AMC-seasoned facilitator Conway Weary will each facilitate one dance during the weekend.

The Southeast Wise Women programs, based in the Wise Woman Tradition, inspire women to deepen a connection to ourselves, the Earth and each other.

Connecting with Ourselves: We support a connection to the self by fostering self love, body acceptance, innate intuition and deep nourishment.

Connecting with the Earth: We encourage a connection to the earth by tuning into her cycles and connecting to earth-based healing traditions that include local plants as medicine.

Connecting with Our Sisters: We foster a connection to each other by weaving a web of sisterhood that is supportive and non-competitive, one that builds connections between women of all backgrounds, faiths, colors, shapes and sizes.

Visit SEWW online →
Join SEWW on Facebook →
Register online →

Save the Date: Live Music & Annual Community Meeting in October

Asheville Movement Collective

Live Music Ecstatic Dance Wave

with Nathan Dyke, Scott Sullivan,
and Alex Caruso

Friday, October 7
at NYS3

AMC will host a live music ecstatic dance wave on Friday, October 7 at NYS3. Save the date and check back soon for more information!


AMC 2015 Annual Community Meeting

AMC 2016 Annual Community Meeting

Sunday, October 16
at Asheville Masonic Temple

Mark your calendars for AMC's Annual Community Meeting on Sunday, October 16! We'll announce more information here and on Facebook as we come closer to the meeting.

Sunday Dances @ Asheville Masonic Temple

AMC 2015 Annual Community Meeting

First Dance
8:30 am warm up, 9:00 circle
Doors are closed at 9:00 am.

Second Dance
10:30 am warm up, 11:00 circle
Childcare is available.

Suggested: $10
Flex Ticket: $8 – 20

Asheville Masonic Temple
80 Broadway Street, Asheville NC 28801
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Asheville Masonic Temple Parking

Parking is available in the HomeTrust Banking parking lot across from the Temple or along Woodfin, Broadway, Chestnut, and N Market streets. City of Asheville on-street parking is free on Sundays and you do not need to put money in the parking meters. Parking is also available in the lot adjacent to the Temple for $1/hour.

Friday Dance @ NYS3


Friday Dance
7:00 pm warm up, 7:30 circle

Suggested: $10
Flex Ticket: $8 – 20

2002 Riverside Drive, Studio 42-O
Loft I Building (for parking purposes)
Asheville, NC 28804
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A few spaces are available in front of the studio and in the gravel lot across from the studio. Additional parking is available in the large lot behind the studio (park near Loft I). Look for our signs!


Asheville Movement Collective was founded on a tradition of volunteerism. If you've been to any of our events, you've encountered a volunteer. From the very beginning, dancers have aligned their passions with service to create space for what has become our burgeoning community.

Read more about volunteering at AMC.


Volunteer Sign-Up

AMC's aim is to host dance waves for personal and community transformation. Transformation doesn't only result from dance—it can also be found in how we relate to community.

— Marilyn Gaunt, Volunteer Coordinator

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Facilitator Schedule

  • Friday, Sep 30
    Marta Martin

  • Sunday, Oct 2
    Steve Jones

  • Friday, Oct 7
    Live Music Event/ Support Greg Bonin

  • Sunday, Oct 9
    Jai Dee

AMC Gatherings

  • Thursday, Oct 6
    Board Circle

  • Sunday, Oct 16
    Dancer's Gathering

  • Wednesday, Nov 2
    Core Circle Meeting

  • Sunday, Dec 4
    Team AMC Meeting

  • Sunday, Dec 11
    Board Circle

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