Leadership Development

OUR LEADERSHIP APPROACH

We believe in promoting a new type of LEADERSHIP more relevant to our 21st century reality. A Leadership that is transformational, adaptable, empathetic, inclusive, collaborative, creative, resilient and resourceful. We question assumptions and empower the individual from within allowing us to take ownership of our own life, and impact the lives of others. The starting point for our leadership approach is based on our five core DANCE values: Dream big, take Action, Navigate the world, Create an artistic and leadership voice and Empower yourself and others.

Mentoring

Did you know that only 50% of women have access to mentors? We are on a mission to change that in the dance sector AWA DANCE mentoring scheme is for you to develop your leadership skills and creative craft, in order for you to take the next steps towards your aspirations and goals. ​

If you are seeking to boost your career or perhaps change direction within the dance sector, AWA DANCE can guide you into taking the next step. We want to hear from professionals in the UK dance sector that are interested in developing leadership skills to progress their career. The charity AWA DANCE is the only organisation in the UK dance sector promoting leadership for women and girls. Join us to be guided by accomplished women professionals, leading within the industry and Feel empowered by women supporting women.

Leadership Bootcamps

AWA DANCE successfully embarked on their first online BOOTCAMP in February 2021! Attendees discovered how to empower themselves to become the leader that they want to be. As we enter into the digital world faster than we could have anticipated, our leadership bootcamps are a brand-new opportunity to take part in an interactive, participatory and intense online experience with inspiring workshop leaders at your fingertips. Our online bootcamps are unlike any other, forget the sit-and-listen style that you’ve experience before, and join AWA DANCE charity in its mission to empower the female leaders of today, to navigate the challenges of tomorrow!

This set of bootcamps were only the beginning,
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Dance and Leadership Workshops

DANCE is not only a good way to improve your physical and mental health, it is also a perfect activity to enhance and develop your leadership skills and empower yourself regardless of where you are in your life. Dance encourages respect towards your body, mind and soul, promotes confidence, self-expression, communication, empathy, team work, adaptability, problem-solving, resilience, trust and creative thinking.

Our WORKSHOPS are designed to bring together dance and leadership as a partnership, helping you develop your body confidence, empowering your creative and leadership voice. The workshops are tailored for those in or outside of the dance sector, from amateur to professional.

Leadership Breakfasts

An Autumn series of five weekly online and/or in person sessions where attendees get the chance to network with like minded women as well as attend informative workshops, develop leadership skills and boost their confidence in various areas. Each Leadership Breakfast session will account for two hours of CPD.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their skills and abilities. It is the ongoing commitment of professionals towards the enhancement of personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers.

Engaging in CPD ensures that both academic and practical qualifications and skills do not become out-dated or obsolete, allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’. Additionally, professional development can open doors to new opportunities AWA DANCE CPD is tracked and documented. All sessions clearly state the number of CPD hours accredited and this will be evidenced via participants receiving an e-certificate of attendance.

Mentoring Programme 2022

Applications now closed for our 2022 Mentoring Programme. Click below to see this year’s selected Mentor’s and Mentee’s!