National Honor Society for Dance Arts

September 2021

Middle School and High School students of MDU,

We are excited to announce that once again, we will be recognizing those dancers who have gone above and beyond their regular dance class commitments, academic requirements and have qualified to achieve induction into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts!

What is National Honor Society for Dance Arts™    
(NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization, created 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. 

NHSDA Levels

MDU recognizes two levels of induction into the NHSDA: The Junior Program is for grades 6-8 and the Secondary Program is for grades 9-12.

Eligibility Criteria

The coordinator for NHSDA at MDU is Miss Janet Holter. Janet has been a part of the MDU family for 10 years. Her daughter, Cailyn is a part of MDU’s Performance Company. Please direct all communication to her at 

How to Apply:

To be inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA), students must apply online under our NHSDA Chapter, Misty’s Dance Unlimited. Individual students, not enrolled at MDU, are not eligible for induction. To apply, visit: Visit here.

Complete the following steps to apply for induction:

  1. Search for your chapter by entering Misty’s (do not enter full studio name) in the “Chapter Name” field. 
  2. Click on the “Apply” button next to your school’s listing on the results. You will be redirected to the application page. 
  3. Create a free account by filling out the application page. Make sure your name is spelled exactly as you would like it on your Induction Certificate. An $8 certificate reprint fee will apply if you need a new certificate because the name was entered incorrectly.
  4. Your Chapter Sponsor will get an email indicating that you applied for induction, and can log in to complete the induction process. You will receive an email confirmation once you have been officially inducted. 
  5. Your Induction Certificate will be mailed to your Chapter Sponsor, who will distribute it to you at your Induction Ceremony in the Spring of 2022 at the studio.
  6. A one-time $8.00 induction fee will be charged to your studio account upon notification of application.
  7. Graduating Seniors may order an optional honor cord for $15.00.
  8. Be sure to download and review your NHSDA Handbook and begin recording your points based on the Student Induction Criteria (page 9). An email with instructions specific to our chapter regarding recording and reporting procedures will be sent after dancers apply. 

Induction Ceremony:

The induction ceremony for new members will be held in the Spring of 2022 (date TBD), at the studio. Refreshments will be served following.  We are happy to support this organization that supports outstanding dancers! 

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