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National Honor Society for Dance Arts

 

Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy is proud to announce that we are the only National Honor Society for Dance Arts in Alaska.

The Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy has established a Junior (grades 6 - 8) and Secondary Chapter (grades 9 - 12) of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts.

NHSDA recognizes outstanding dance students nationwide for their artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement to advance the field of dance education centered in the arts. ACBA believes in creating not just great dancers but an overall great person. Being a part of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts will pave the way for many opportunities for our dancers. 

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NHSDA Junior Program Goals

To promote a desire for life-long learning in the field of dance.

 

To encourage an understanding of, and an appreciation for, dance as an art form and develop knowledgeable audiences for tomorrow.

NHSDA Secondary Program Goals

 

To identify honor students for nomination to the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, one of the highest honor programs for dance in the United States.

 

To promote a desire for life-long learning in the field of dance.

 

To encourage an understanding of, and an appreciation for, dance as an art form and develop knowledgeable audiences for tomorrow.

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Who can apply?

  • ACBA students in grades 6 - 12 with a 3.0 or higher.

How to apply and when to apply?

  • Dancers must apply by the end of October annually.

How do students get inducted?

  • Induction into NHSDA Junior and Secondary Programs is earned through the accumulation of 15 points (Junior Program) or 30 points (Secondary Program) that are awarded for meritorious work in dance that meets the honor society's general guidelines. Point tracking infomation with be sent out after dancers apply.

What is the commitment for an NHSDA member?

  • Dancers are responsible for tracking and completing their own points to qualify for induction. There is no extra time commitment/meeting other than normal ACBA activities.

What are the benefits of being an NHSDA member?

  • Recognition and distinction for prestigious work in the field of dance.

  • Added prestige to college applications and resumes. 

  • ​Graduation cords and pins to be worn during graduation.

Does it cost anything?

  • There is an initial membership fee of $150 due when you apply and an annual reoccurring fee of $35.