Dancers in grades 6- University are invited to attend a Zoom meeting Friday, October 16 at 7:30 pm to learn more about  National Honors Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA). MCA is home to three NHSDA chapers, Junior (grades 6-8), Secondary (grades 9-12) and Collegiate. NHSDA is a program of the National Dance Education Organization, created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance. Below are a list of some of the benefits for students who participate in NHSDA, for requirements and more information click here.

Benefits for students include:

  • recognition of their achievement.
  • Certificates at each level of introduction (including the opportunity to wear the gold honor pin and white honor cord during graduation ceremonies)
  • Mentorship from Chapter Sponsor and networking with peers
  • Leadership and development opportunities within their NHSDA Chapter, as they assist the Chapter Sponsor with Chapter administration, record keeping, fundraising, and event planning.
  • NHSDA Secondary Program members who are current juniors and seniors in High School are eligible for the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, the highest student dance award in the nation in 2020 the National Winner will receive up to a $1,000 scholarship and a certificate.
  • Opportunity to submit a poem, story, article, or photo for publication in NHSDA’s official news letter, Dance Arts Now

This program is open to any dancer currently enrolled in one or more dance classes at MCA who meets the age requirements. To ensure you receive the info session link and reminder, please register now.