The NHSDA is a program of the National Dance Education Organization, created to promote and honor outstanding dance achievements. The program’s mission is to foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige.
We feel that establishing an NHSDA chapter, here at ZZ DANCE, is an important way that we can help advance the field of dance education and provide our dancers the opportunity to be recognized for your commitment to dance. We want to celebrate the artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievements of our exceptional dance students.
Junior high and high school students involved in our ZZ Ambassador program, are eligible to receive points towards induction. Pledges and inductees will earn society points through dance and their community involvement, as well as maintaining high academic standards. In addition, the prospective member’s demonstration of motivation, teamwork and participation in the many aspects of dance (choreography, performance, leadership, etc) will directly result in induction to the honor society. Pledges will earn honor cords for their graduations and will be able to have the honor on all college applications.
- Recognition of their artistic merit, academic achievement, and leadership throughout their educational experience
- Certificates at each of level of induction, opportunity to receive the gold Honor Pin and wear the blue and white Honor Cord and/or Medallion at graduation.
- Mentorship from ZZ DANCE and networking with your peers
- Educational development opportunities
- Leadership and development opportunities at ZZ DANCE, as you will be expected to assist with ZZ DANCE class, events and community performances
- Special awards presented to outstanding senior graduates
- And so much more!
How Can I Join?
- Candidate must maintain a 3.0 GPA
- Candidate must earn 20 points for Junior High and 30 points for High School in order to maintain membership (NDA points sheet will be provided)
- Candidate must be enrolled in at least 1 class at ZZ DANCE
How do I earn points?
- Dance classes, rehearsals, performances and competitions at ZZ DANCE
- Assistance with stage production and events held for ZZ DANCE
- Leadership roles at ZZ DANCE
- Assisting classes at ZZ DANCE
- Dance classes, rehearsals and performances unrelated to ZZ DANCE
- And more!
Join our ZZ Ambassador program to be eligible to be inducted into the NHSDA at ZZ DANCE!