We advocate to give Women & Girls a platform to have their voice heard.

Our advocacy work concentrates in four areas: Women in Dance Leadership Award to recognise women leaders in the dance sector; placement opportunities in association with leading UK Universities; blog for girls and young women and our commitment to international celebration days.


Women in Dance Leadership Award

The first of its kind, the AWA DANCE Women in Dance Leadership Award seeks to celebrate women in the UK dance sector. ​A night to celebrate leadership & women empowerment in the dance sector!
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AWA DANCE provides a number of placement opportunities each year to partnered educational institutions in the UK. Placements are tailored to each student and can vary in length and role. These placements offer students the opportunity to experience how social impact and arts organisations operate and provide skill development in numerous areas. Our current partners include Creative Academy and London Studio Centre.
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Social Commitments and International Days

AWA DANCE celebrates several important days throughout the year and curates accompanying events. These include International Day of the Girl, International Women's Day, International Dance Day + more.
See upcoming events


AWA Blog

A space for girls aged 12 - 18 year old to use their voice and empower each other by sharing their experiences and passions.
Visit the blog

Equity is the trade union for artists in the UK.

Equity’s toolkit brings together resources for women in the creative industries. While many of these issues affect all Equity members, women continue to be disproportionately affected by sexual harassment, low pay, caring responsibilities and ageing out of the profession. The toolkit offers very valuable support and we encourage you to read and share it!

In their

AWA DANCE has broadened my perspective within the UK Dance Sector, and I now realise the importance and need to recognise women in the industry. There is a synergy between being a woman and a leader and my awareness has grown to see this reflected in myself and the women around me
Georgia, Placement London Studio Center
I have made the leap from managing to leading, by developing the many healthy attributes of leadership the charity promotes. AWA DANCE has helped me to grow (and keep growing) into a brave yet empathetic leader, of not just others, but myself too.
Georgia, Placement London Studio Center
I entirely enjoyed the process and opportunities given. AWA mentoring programme was the Highlight of my 2021.
Mentee 2021
Awesome experience! Honest space to listen and express; difficult topics dealt with in a humble and courageous manner: nurturing environment for personal and collective reflection, thank you!
Women Leadership Bootcamp Attendee 2021