The primary mission of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts is to promote and honor outstanding dance achievement in junior high and high school level students. Student membership is awarded on the basis of points earned for meritorious work in dance that meet the honor society’s general guidelines. In addition, the prospective member’s demonstration of collaborative teamwork, motivation, and participation in the many aspects of dance (choreography, performance, teaching, production, etc.) is a factor in the determination of eligibility for membership. To quality for membership, a student must earn 20 points at the junior high level and 30 points for the high school level, at least 12 or 20 of which should be earned while participating in dance activities at Dance Connection. A student may earn up to 10 points while participating in eligible community dance activities or other activities in the performing arts outside of the studio. After a student has been inducted, he/she may continue to accumulate points toward the awarding of stars for continued meritorious work in dance. Up to 5 stars can be awarded, 1 star for every 5 points earned.

Click here to apply for Dance Connection’s NHSDA chapter. 

For information on eligibility or for NHSDA questions, please contact our chapter sponsor, Joe Naftal, at