National Honors Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA)

  • Idaho Fine Arts Academy is a Junior and Senior chapter member of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts. There are hundreds of chapters in the United States. IFAA was the first in Idaho to have a Junior chapter and the first to have a Senior chapter.

    See where other NHSDA chapters are in the USA: NHSDA Directory page



    The Idaho Dance Education Organization, and the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), proudly support the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) for middle and high school age students in K-12 schools, colleges, private studios, community centers and performing arts centers.

    For more information please visit the NHSDA website


    How are chapters established?

    A student chapter of the NHSDA may be set up in any private or public middle or high school, dance academy, performing arts center, or community center with an active dance program serving students 11-18 years of age. To participate in the NHSDA, one must first identify a Chapter Sponsor (i.e., a current NDEO institutional member) and contact the Idaho Dance Education Organization (IDEO) to apply for a chapter. Chapter Sponsors are required to coordinate with appropriate school personnel to ensure that induction into the NHSDA is duly acknowledged on students’ academic transcripts and in graduation ceremonies. Junior chapters are for grades 6-8. Senior chapters are for grades 9-12. There are also College chapters.


    How will students benefit?

    Upon induction, all students will receive a certificate of membership in the NHSDA. Students in participating high schools can wear the NHSDA honor cord and honor gold pin during graduation ceremonies. In addition, members may participate in special events or receive mailings generated by the state chapters. Inducted students are encouraged to include their membership in scholarship packets and/or resumes for college or dance employment.