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National Honor Society for Dance Arts

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What is the National Honor Society for Dance Arts?

The CSA chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts is a program of the National Dance Education Organization whose mission is to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance and to foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form.

Center Stage has been approved to offer both a Junior Chapter (grades 6-8) and Secondary Chapter (grades 9-12) in our studio!

Dance students are inducted based on a “point system.” Points are awarded for dance activities such as dance classes, rehearsals, performances, research, workshops, or community service, alongside a GPA of at least 3.5. 

 

Along with recognition for their dance merit and academic success, students who are inducted will receive access to leadership and community outreach opportunities as well as mentorship from the CSA Chapter Sponsors. The NHSDA organization also offers scholarship opportunities to graduating seniors. 

Learn more about NHSDA and its mission here: https://www.ndeo.org/nhsda

 

Criteria for NHSDA Selection:

  • Member of the CSA Student Leadership Team (applicants are not required to be a part of the Jr. Faculty as CSA)

  • In 6th -12th grade and enrolled in dance at CSA

  • Achieve the required number of "points" each year (see "Points Sheet" below) : 

    • Secondary Chapter (high school) members must achieve 30 points.

    • Junior Chapter (middle school) members must achieve 20 points.

  • Any combination of points can be used, but you must have points from each category.

  • Members are responsible for tracking their own points using the “NHSDA Tracking Sheet” and will be expected to show proof of points achieved by August 1, 2022. 

  • As this is CSA’s first year starting a chapter of NHSDA, we understand some flexibility may be needed and don’t want a lack of hours in a certain area to stop anyone from applying. Please reach out to Allison Duncan if you have any questions.

  • In order to maintain eligibility and be inducted, members must achieve the required number of points each year. Points earned starting August 9, 2021 are valid to use to apply for induction for the 2022-23 NHSDA year.

  

NHSDA Application Instructions:

  • All NHSDA applicants must submit the online Student Ambassador Program application via the link below. Please ensure you have completed the extra NHSDA questions on the application as well!

  • Applicants also need to submit a copy of their most recent report card & the completed NHSDA Point Tracking Sheet. These can be dropped off at the CSA front desk or sent via email to:  allison@centerstageacademy.org

  • All applications for NHSDA are due by August 1, 2022. Reminder- As this is CSA’s first year starting a chapter of NHSDA, we understand some flexibility may be needed and don’t want a lack of hours in a certain area to stop anyone from applying. Please reach out to Allison Duncan if you have any questions.

  • You will be notified of acceptance by the program director. 

Click on the images below to open the Point System Documents for the CSA

Jr. Chapter & Secondary Chapter of NHSDA!

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NHSDA Point Tracking Worksheet

NHSDA Applications due August 1. 2022