National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). Its 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.
HBPA established a Junior and Secondary chapter to recognize the outstanding artistic and academic achievements of its students. Induction into the chapters require exceptional leadership and achievement in the classroom, studio and community.
Inductees receive recognition of their artistic merit, academic achievement, and leadership throughout their educational experience, are awarded certificates at each level of induction, and are given the opportunity to wear the gold honor pin and blue and white honor cords at graduation. As our chapters grow, inductees will also receive mentorship, network with peers, and gain leadership experience.