Dance Honor Society

As an Institutional Member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), Northwest School of the Arts is proud to sponsor two National Honor Society for Dance ArtsTM (NHSDA) chapters.

NHSDA is an internationally-recognized organization that emphasizes leadership, artistic merit, and service. Its mission is two-fold:

  • To recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance
  • To foster an appreciation of dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige

Students may apply for induction into our junior (middle school) or secondary (high school) chapters. Induction occurs in a ceremony immediately preceding our Winter Dance Showcase.


  1. Create an NDEO account and apply for induction into the junior or secondary chapter by September 30
  2. Review induction rubric and points system guidelines
  3. Submit points tracking worksheet (PDF version or Google Sheets version) and supporting documentation by November 1
  4. Submit payment for fees by November 9
Fee Schedule for 2023-24 School Year

New Members:
$60 + online processing fees
Includes chapter dues, induction certificate, NHSDA pin, and NHSDA t-shirt

Returning Members:
$25 + online processing fees
Includes chapter dues

Returning members may purchase a replacement pin for $10 and a replacement t-shirt for $25 + online processing fees

High School Seniors may purchase an NHSDA graduation cord for $20 + online processing fees

Visit our Online Store to pay NHSDA fees.