We envision a nation in which all students have equal opportunity and access to quality dance arts education and are recognized for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in the field of dance.

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.

Benefits of Membership:
1. Recognition of students and advisors for outstanding artistic and academic achievement.
2. Performance and technique classes offered at conventions and workshops across the nation.
3. Publication possibilities of creative and scholarly writings.
4. Educational development.
5. Networking with dance students and professionals.
6. Leadership activities.
7. Induction, RISE and other ceremonies.
8. Special awards presented to outstanding Senior Graduates.
9. Outreach programs here, near and far!

NHSDA at the Academy of Dance Arts

Be a part of our NHSDA Chapter!
The Academy of Dance Arts is the first school in the State to be awarded this distinction by the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). Being part of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts means our dancers are recognized for their artistic dance merit, academic performance, growing leadership and service to our community. If you are a High School student, dance at any of our studios and participate in our performance companies, this is recognition you are already earning! Pledges and inductees will earn society points through dance and community involvement, as well as maintaining high academic standards. Pledges will earn honor cords and pins for their high school graduations or convocations and will hold this honor for their college applications. In an effort to reach out and give back to the community, we open our chapter to ALL dancers in the area who meet the requirements. This is not solely for Academy of Dance Arts dancers! Inductees can apply for National merit scholarships and share this distinction for college applications and graduation convocations. Inductions are in the fall and spring, so apply now!

Discover more: www.nhsda-ndeo.org

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