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The National Honor Society for Dance Arts

The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) is available for grades 9-12 (Freshmen to Senior) at Colorado Ballet Society. The goal of the NHSDA is to recognize dancers for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in the field of dance.

 

As a member of the NHSDA you will promote a desire for lifelong learning in the field of dance and encourage an understanding of, and an appreciation for, dance as an art form and develop knowledgeable audiences for tomorrow. 

Establishing an NHSDA chapter at our studio is one very important way that we can honor our students and help advance the field of dance education. 

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Faculty Advisors: Nichole Bennis

Chapter President: Keira Irwin

Vice-President: Emily Katz

Colorado Ballet Society is in its seventh season of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. National Honor Society for Dance Arts is available for grades 9-12 (Freshmen to Senior). The goal of the NHSDA is to recognize dancers for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in the field of dance. As a member of the NHSDA you will promote a desire for lifelong learning in the field of dance.​

Eligibility for Membership:  

  • To be considered for the National Honor Society for Dance Arts, you must have a 3.5 or higher GPA and submit a minimum of 30 points for induction (see attachment). A GPA of 3.5 or higher must be maintained throughout your participation in the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. Grades will be submitted quarterly for review.

  • You will also need two letters of recommendation. Please do not use a Ballet Society faculty member or a family member/relative.

  • Must be enrolled and taking classes at Colorado Ballet Society and be in grades 9-12.

  • 8th graders interested in NHSDA will be candidates for the 2024-2025 season and may fully participate in all meetings, activities, events and performances. 8th graders may accumulate their points within their 8th grade year within a 12-month period.

 

Grade level requirements:  

NHSDA Candidate (8th Grade)

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher obtained throughout 8th Grade.

  • You will also need two letters of recommendation (see attachment). Please do not use a Colorado Ballet Society faculty member or a family member/relative.

  • 8th graders interested in NHSDA will be candidates for the following 2024-2025 season and may fully participate in all current meetings, activities, events and performances.

  • Candidates may accumulate their points within their 8th grade year within a 12-month period to be put towards induction requirements for the following 2025-2026 season.

  • Must be enrolled and taking classes at Colorado Ballet Society and be in 8th Grade.

NHSDA Member (9th-12th Grade)

  • To be considered for the National Honor Society for Dance Arts, you must have a 3.5 or higher GPA and submit a minimum of 30 points for induction (see attachment). A GPA of 3.5 or higher must be maintained throughout your participation in the National Honor Society for Dance Arts.

  • You will also need two letters of recommendation (see attachment). Please do not use a Colorado Ballet Society faculty member or a family member/relative.

  • Must be enrolled and taking classes at Colorado Ballet Society and be in grades 9th-12th.

 

Duties of a NHSDA Member:

  • Be a leader and mentor to younger dancers by demonstrating collaborative teamwork and motivation in the different aspects of dance i.e. choreography, performance, teacher assistant, volunteer stage crew, costume assistant, etc.

  • Maintain a weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher (verified with school transcript) – If your GPA drops below a 3.5 for more than 1 academic semester, it will result in academic probation, 1 academic year will result in dismissal.

  • You must attend all meetings, monthly or otherwise assigned – (Absences must be requested and approved 3 days prior to your absence)

  • Participate in performances and events for the community and for Colorado Ballet Society including:

  • Nutcracker Teas on November 25th and 26th, 2024

  • Bibbidi Bobbi-Tea Boo on March 25th, 2025

  • A minimum of 10 volunteer hours outside of CBS should be obtained throughout the semester.

Fees:

  • Fees to be determined

  • Separate fees apply for the optional NHSDA Pins and Honor Cords

Forms:

  • NHSDA Application Form 2024-2025 (PDF)

    • Due September 16th, 2024

  • NHSDA Calendar of Events 2024-2025 (PDF)

  • NHSDA Leadership Application & Description 2024-25 (PDF)

    • Candidates may apply for committees only​

Deadlines:

  • Please return the application and two letters of recommendation, to the Front Desk by September 16th, 2024.

  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that the letters of recommendation are given at a timely manner and are mailed in (You will not be turning them in once they are completed).

  • If the application is not complete with two letters of recommendation and a completed application, then you will NOT be considered for the National Honor Society for Dance Arts.

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