Monday, January 20, 2020
National Honor Society Dance
Somerset Academy Silver Palms High School is excited to
announce our official sponsorship of a
Secondary Chapter in the National Honor Society for Dance Arts!
The National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) is a
program dedicated to recognizing dance students for their outstanding
artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in the field of dance.
NHSDA also strives to foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form,
worthy of recognition and prestige.

NHSDA Secondary(HS gr 9-12)
Program Goals
-To identify honor students (grades 11 & 12) for nomination to
the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement
Award, one of the highest honor programs for dance in the United States.

-To promote a desire for life-long learning in the field of dance.

-To encourage an understanding of, and an appreciation for,
dance as an art form and develop knowledgeable
audiences for tomorrow.
one of the highest honor programs for dance in the United States.

-NHSDA is a lifetime recognition and NHSDA designations
remain with the student’s record.
Eligibility Criteria for Student Induction
Induction into the NHSDA Secondary Program is earned through
the accumulation of at 30 points awarded for dance activities such
as dance classes, rehearsals, performances, research, workshops,
or community service activities, alongside a minimum GPA of at 3.0.
Students track their own points and provide the Chapter Sponsor
with a record of points earned. In addition, the prospective student's
demonstration of collaborative teamwork, motivation, and leadership
in the many aspects of dance.
(e.g., choreography, performance, mentoring, production) are factors
in the determination of eligibility for induction.

Demonstration of Character
This category reflects the student’s demonstration of collaborative
teamwork, motivation, and leadership. The Chapter Sponsor
evaluates the student’s demonstration of the above qualities
through observation during classes, rehearsals and other
dance program activities, as well as demonstrated leadership
(e.g., serving as a dance team or club officer,
participation in service projects). Community service activities
might include unpaid performances, teaching or assisting dance
classes, as well as participation in sponsored fundraisers.
A minimum “Above Average” rating in this category is
required for NHSDA induction. The student must not display
any conduct or behavior that jeopardizes their own safety,
the well-being of others, or the integrity of the NHSDA program.
(These include, but are not limited to, disruptive or aggressive
behavior in or outside of the studio, bullying or mistreating others,
and unprofessional conduct in classes or rehearsals.)
GPA Requirement
Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for NHSDA

Those eligible and interested in being inducted into NHSDA: visit NHSDA site, review and complete requirements, applications, worksheets as provided on NHSDA and attached below and turn in to contact
Chapter Sponsor Kelly Shaw

Attached below: 
-Tracking Points Worksheet
-Induction Point System (SECONDARY, MIN 30 PTS)
-Graduation with Honors Rubric 


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