The Utah Dance Education Organization, a state affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), proudly supports the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) for middle and high school age students in K-12 schools, private studios, community centers and performing arts centers. For more information on how to set up a chapter at your school to honor artistic and academic achievement in dance students, please go to

How Are Chapters Established?

A student chapter of the NHSDA may be set up in any private or public middle or high school, dance academy, performing arts center, or community center with an active dance program serving students 11-18 years of age. To participate in the NHSDA, one must first identify a Chapter Sponsor (i.e., a current NDEO institutional member) and contact the Utah Dance Education Organization (UDEO) to apply for a chapter. Chapter Sponsors are required to coordinate with appropriate school personnel to ensure that induction into the NHSDA is duly acknowledged on students' academic transcripts and in graduation ceremonies.

How Will Students Benefit?

Upon induction, all students will receive a certificate of membership in the NHSDA. Students in participating high schools can wear the NHSDA honor cord and honor gold pin during graduation ceremonies. In addition, members may participate in special events or receive mailings generated by the state chapters. Inducted students are encouraged to include their membership in scholarship packets and/or resumes for college or dance employment.

How Can I Get More Information?

Click Here to view the NHSDA Chapter Sponsor Handbook. The handbook outlines the procedures for setting up a chapter and the responsibilities of the Chapter Sponsor.

Participation in the National Honor Society for Dance Arts enables schools and school districts to celebrate students' achievement in and dedication to the art of dance and connects inductees to the community of dancers at the state and national levels.

Katherine Call, UDEO NHSDA Committee Chair at

For additional information visit the NDEO NHSDA site at

  • Sponsor Handbook
  • Chapter Application
  • Student Application
  • Verification for Hours
  • Merit Award
  • Point Sheet

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