Dance Students Inducted into the National Dance Honor Society

Communication & The Arts
June 01, 2022

Dance Students Inducted into the National Dance Honor Society

Congratulations to the West Potomac Academy Dance students who were inducted into the National Dance Honor Society, ArtSpire, VA Chapter:

Allison Balladeras

Emilia Friend, Vice President

Amelia Sumangil

Anna Sowers

Jayden Burnett-Miller

Daniel Rodriguez, joining WPA Dance next year


About the National Honor Society for Dance Arts™

The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization. It is one of the most exciting benefits that NDEO offers its Institutional Members. The Secondary Program (grades 9-12) was implemented in 2005. The Collegiate Program was implemented in 2012, and a Junior Program (grades 6-8) was separated from the Secondary Program and officially launched in 2016. To date, there are over 1,000 chapters in the US and over 15,000 students have been inducted in the past few years.

Eligibility Criteria for Student Induction

Induction into the NHSDA Secondary Program is earned through the accumulation of at 30 points awarded for dance activities such as dance classes, rehearsals, performances, research, workshops, or community service activities, alongside a minimum GPA of at 3.0. Students should track their points and provide the Chapter Sponsor with a record of points earned through worksheets, portfolios, or other agreed-upon methods. For points earned outside of chapter activities, verification of points earned should be provided to the Chapter Sponsor through playbills, registration forms, photos, or other agreed-upon methods. The Chapter Sponsor will keep a record of points earned on file. In addition, the prospective student's demonstration of collaborative teamwork, motivation, and leadership in the many aspects of dance (e.g., choreography, performance, mentoring, production) are factors in the determination of eligibility for induction. 

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