Location: McClintock High School 1830 E Del Rio Dr. Tempe, AZ 85282
Date & Time: May 18, 2013 at 2 pm.
The National Honor Society for Dance Arts
We are pleased to announce the formation of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA), an exciting new program available through the Arizona Dance Education Organization. The primary mission of the NHSDA is to promote and honor outstanding achievement in middle and high school level students and to encourage well-rounded dance artists to become leaders in their communities after high school graduation. In addition, the NHSDA serves to identify those honor students of junior and senior high school age for nomination to the National Dance Education Organization’s Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, the highest dance award in the nation.
How are chapters established?
A student chapter of the NHSDA may be set up in any private or public middle or high school, dance academy, performing arts center, or community center with an active dance program serving students 11-18 years of age. To participate in the NHSDA, one must first identify a Chapter Sponsor (i.e., a current NDEO institutional member) and contact the Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) office to apply for a chapter. Chapter Sponsors are required to coordinate with appropriate school personnel to ensure that induction into the NHSDA is duly acknowledged on students’ academic transcripts and in graduation ceremonies.
How will students benefit?
Upon induction, all students will receive a certificate of membership in the NHSDA. Students in participating high schools can wear the NHSDA honor cord and honor gold pin during graduation ceremonies. In addition, members may participate in special events or receive mailings generated by the state chapters. Inducted students are encouraged to include their membership in scholarship packets and/or resumes for college or dance employment.
How can I get more information?
Click Here to view the NHSDA Chapter Sponsor Handbook. The handbook outlines the procedures for setting up a chapter and the responsibilities of the Chapter Sponsor.
Participation in the National Honor Society for Dance Arts enables schools and school districts
to celebrate students’ achievement in and dedication to the art of dance
and connects inductees to the community of dancers at the state and national levels.
Click Here for a letter you can share with your administrators.
FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS CONTACT Jacque Genungkoch AT email@example.com
Student applications for membership are due by March 30th.
Fill out your online student applications at www.ndeo.org/nhsda
Prices for NHSA
- $8 application fee per student
- $8 for a pin
- $16 for the cord- seniors only