At AWA DANCE, we are continuously striving to improve our services, reach underrepresented groups and create equitable opportunity for all. In order to do this, we are conducting research to collect data and to measure our impact to instigate change in the UK dance sector & wider society. We want to: 1) produce better data to inform our actions 2) encourage transformative thinking and action to progress 3) create better opportunities to empower women and girls We build data by: - monitoring and evaluating our programmes to improve implementation and build evidence - Collecting qualitative and quantitative data to report facts and measure impact
We are interested in partnering with individuals and organisations that share these aims. Contact us if you want to start a conversation with us
BODY IMAGE IN DANCE TRAINING 11-18 YEARS OLD Take part in our most recent survey!
The AWA DANCE Junior Ambassadors are taking the lead on this one and conducting a research project investigating body image in the UK Dance Sector. This survey is for anyone who identifies as a girl aged 11-18 and attends any dance classes on any style across the UK. We are planning to use the information you share with us for research purposes to find a way to unpick the stigma around body image in the dance world, specifically for girls. WHY DO WE DO THIS? The reason why we have decided to research this topic is because even though body image within the dance sector affects everyone it mainly affects girls . Dancers lose their self worth and passion resulting in enjoying dancing less and generally feeling worse due to this toxic culture. YOUR VOICE MATTERS To do this we need your experiences and suggestions to be able to make a positive impact . We want to find a way to make a change and find solutions to ending the stigma around body image in dance . Overall empowering the whole dance community to make it a safe and enjoyable sector for all. Your voice means a lot to us and the more voices we gather the more change we can make to find solutions around this matter. Your identity will remain anonymous and anything you can fill out will greatly help
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