Benefits for Our Dance Students
Student induction into the NHSDA is awarded on the basis of points earned for meritorious work in dance. Other factors include the following: grade point average, cooperative teamwork, motivation, outreach, choreography, performance, teaching and production. Inductees receive a Certificate of Induction, added prestige in scholarship applications and future resumes, wear NHSDA honor cords and gold honor pins during graduation ceremonies and are eligible to apply for the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award.
Benefits for Your Schools
The NHSDA program brings well deserved recognition to outstanding students and their individual schools. Administrators will recognize the importance of dance as an art form and an academic discipline that contributes toward academic achievement, workforce skills, and life skills. The point system reinforces the values the dance educator considers important in dance, art, education and life. Congratulatory letters from the Executive Director of NDEO are sent to school principals, superintendents and state arts coordinators when a student/school progresses to national adjudication of the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award.