National Dance Honors Society

  • NHSDA has been implemented in in our organization to lift up and recognize the amazing work that our students have been doing for years. We wanted a program that raised them up academically while acknowledging them for their community service, leadership and charitable giving among many other things that is recognized on a collegiate level. Their mission is 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. Participants will foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige.




    What are the student benefits?

    -Recognition of their artistic merit, academic achievement, and leadership throughout their-educational experience (Junior High – Collegiate)
    -Community Service
    -Mentor ship from Chapter Sponsor and networking
    -Graduate with Cord and Gold Honor Pin
    -Provides reputable community and academic recognition for college and scholarship applications
    -Equally recognized and interchangeable with school sports, play, honor society and club participation

    What are the eligibility requirements?

    -Current DIP’M Student
    -Grades 9-12
    -Part of the POW Program, Beyond Ballet Program, or the ID CompanY
    -Maintains a 3.2 GPA
    *Must participate in the Dance It Up With Music Chapter of NHSDA for a minimum of 3 years to graduate with honors
    *Any disciplinary action by the school must be submitted– ISS or OSS is grounds for dismissal

    How do we remain in good standing with the program?

    -All participants are required to fulfill at least 30 points for recognition in the program.  
    -At least 50% of all points must be earned prior to induction.
    -20 of the 30 points must be earned through Chapter Site Events and opportunities. 
    -In order to graduate with Honors, at least 45 points must be obtained by Graduation date.
    -New points must be accumulated per year and cannot be carried over.