The National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). It is one of the most exciting benefits that NDEO offers its Institutional Members. This Secondary Program (grades 6-8 and grades 9-12) was implemented in 2005 while the Collegiate Program was implemented in 2012. To date, there are close to 400 chapters in the US and almost 3,000 students inducted over the past 3 years. Based on the Thespians honor society, NDEO acknowledges their generosity in allowing dance to follow the lead of theatre arts education.
QC DANCE is proud to foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of acknowledgement and prestige. We look forward to recognizing our exceptional (Grade 6th-12th) dance students for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in the field of dance. QC Dance’s first group was inducted in the 2015-2016 season and in the past two seasons have inducted 30 members into our junior and secondary chapters.
NHSDA VISION, MISSION, AND GOALS
- 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.
- 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 colleges / universities.
- To foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige.
What are the benefits of the NHSDA and induction?
Students deserve the honor and prestige that comes from their achievement in dance. Many are working hard on academics and leadership while perfecting their dance craft not only at school but also outside of school. The personal gratification that students receive from being inducted into the NHSDA is a boost to their self-esteem.
All student inductees will receive an official certificate of induction from the NDEO State Affiliate or the NDEO home office. Inducted students who are seniors in high school are eligible to wear the NHSDA honor cord and gold pin during graduation ceremonies; however, separate approval from the principal or other school administrators may be necessary. Students are encouraged to cite their NHSDA induction in scholarship applications and/or resumes for college or dance employment.
Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will open April 1st, 2018. Applications will be due May 1st, 2018. If selected, our induction ceremony will take place on June 10th from 11 am – 1 pm.