Our mission is to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations and post-secondary education; and to foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige.
Student membership in the NHSDA is awarded on the basis of points earned for commendable work in dance that meet the honor society's general guidelines and on the basis of dance class grade point average. In addition, the prospective member's demonstration of collaborative teamwork, motivation, and participation in the many aspects of dance is a factor in the determination of eligibility for membership.
Students are involved in various projects throughout the year including National Dance Week activities. Induction ceremony is held every year in May during the Spring Dance Concert.