Reaching Out to Other Communities: AMC Outreach & Wild Goose

Hi dancers,

Summer is officially here! Long days, a warm sun, and hopefully, plenty of dancing!

I’m writing to share something that’s been gaining momentum over the past year—AMC outreach. At its simplest, outreach can be defined as the act of extending services to a wider section of the population.

We’ll be doing just that at this year’s Wild Goose Festival. We’ve danced with Wild Goose for the past two years and look forward to witnessing new folks discover movement with AMC.

Several AMC facilitators have also recently been given opportunities to facilitate with other communities. They’ve offered to represent AMC in an effort to share what we experience on Friday nights and Sunday mornings, and they will share their outreach experiences in an upcoming newsletter.

Wild Goose Festival: July 11

Wild Goose Festival

For the third year, AMC will host a dance wave facilitated by Steven Jones at Wild Goose Festival. If you’re not familiar with Wild Goose, they describe themselves as “a community gathered at the intersection of spirituality, justice, music and the arts.”

For the past two years, we’ve had the honor of witnessing Wild Goose goers respond to AMC’s movement practice. It’s exciting to see new dancers get in the groove and ask about finding a dance practice closer to their own home!

We’re scheduled for Saturday morning on July 11, but be sure to visit the website for the most current schedule. If you’re interested in the festival or joining us at the dance, tickets are available to the public and you can use the code WGF30 for 30% off your ticket. Your ticket price supports the festival; AMC doesn’t receive any of the proceeds.

What is Wild Goose?

Ultimately, Wild Goose provides space for courageous, imaginative, and participative social justice work, creative expression, spiritual practice, and astonishing music.

We dream of a movement where everyone is welcome to participate. We are intentionally building a space in which we invite everyone to value, respect, and fully affirm people of any ethnicity, age, gender, gender expression, sexual identity, education, bodily condition, religious affiliation, or economic background, particularly the marginalized.