Service & Leadership Through Dance

The academy is proud to sponsor Junior and Secondary Chapters of the

National Honor Society of Dance Arts (NHSDA)
Dance transition theme

Inductions are held annually in the spring.  Read on for more details and links for applications!

Chapter MD0150 Information
for Parents & Students

The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization, a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to advancing dance education centered in the arts. NDEO provides the dance artist, educator and administrator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy and research, and access to professional development opportunities that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience
Mission of NHSDA

1. To recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations, and post-secondary education.

2. To foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige.

Our NHSDA program is divided into two Chapters:
Junior ~ grades 6 thru 8
Secondary ~ grades 9 thru 12

Benefits of Becoming a Member of NHSDA
  • Recognition of artistic merit, academic achievement, and leadership throughout your educational experience.
  • Certificate at each level of induction, opportunity to wear NHSDA Honor Pin and Honor Cord
  • Leadership and development opportunities within your NHSDA chapter including event planning and administration, outreach, fundraising, and more
  • National and state-level scholarship award opportunities

Membership Criteria
  • Maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Earn Service Points (Junior = 15, Secondary = 30)
  • Demonstrate collaborative teamwork, motivation, and leadership

2025 Applications are will open Winter, 2025. Submission Deadline TBA.

Information will remain available for reference for the next season.  Download of all four parts is recommended.

Paper copies of all parts will be available at the studio desks as well.
Cover Letter
Student Log
Service Points