We are thrilled to announce that Dance Prodigy Studios is now a National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ Junior and Secondary Chapter! Pledges and inductees grades 6-12 will earn society points
through dance and their community involvement, as well as maintaining high academic standards. Pledges will earn honor cords for their graduations and will be able to have the honor on all college
applications. In an effort to give back to the community, we will be opening this up to ALL dancers in the area who meet the requirements. This is not solely for Studio B members. We are thrilled to
be a part of the NHSDA Society.
Why should your dancer become a member?
How can my dancer join?
How long does it take a student to earn the appropriate number of points for induction?
On average it takes about one full year to earn enough points (30 points) for induction at the high school age level for a serious, dedicated dance student. A student who approaches dance on a
more part-time basis may take up to two years to qualify for induction. For new chapters starting in the Fall, student dance activities from the summer before school started can count towards
How does a student apply for Induction?
Students are responsible for documenting all their activities that are worthy of points. Students can track their points using the Points Tracking Form available at www.nhsda-ndeo.org, or using
another method such as a spreadsheet, portfolio, or online system. Documentation must be submitted to the Chapter Sponsor by the requested deadline (to be determined by the sponsor). The student will
then apply for induction at www.nhsda-ndeo.org and following the directions on the “Find Your Chapter Page.” The student will enter their name (exactly as it is to appear on the certificates, with
the desired spelling and capitalization), current grade level, and contact information. They will also create a username and password for the site.
What does it cost to be Inducted?
The Institutional Membership for the school is $185 (DPS pays for this) and must be renewed every year in order for the chapter to remain active. There is also a one-time induction fee of $8 per
student payable upon induction from the student to the studio. A student must pay the induction fee at each level of induction (ex: both for induction into the Junior Program in grade 7 and the
Secondary program at grade 10).
The studio will then make one payment ($8 per student x # of students) either by mailing one check or paying online by credit card to the NHSDA.
Optional Items: The optional gold honor pin is $7 and the blue/white honor cord (for graduating students) is $15. If you wish to purchase one of these items please contact DPS after you have been inducted.
What do students receive when they are Inducted?
All students will receive official certificates of Induction printed and mailed to the school from the NDEO Home Office (this is included in the $8/student induction fee). There is an additional
fee for the optional gold honor pins for Student Induction ($7 plus shipping) and blue/white Honor Cords* for graduating seniors($15 plus shipping).
*In cases where an inducted student is a member of an NHSDA chapter at dance studio or other program outside of a K-12 school, please be aware that some K-12 schools will not allow the graduating senior to wear the NHSDA honor cords at graduation since the honor was earned in a program outside of that K-12 school. In this case, parents and chapter sponsor of the inducted student can petition the (K12) school principal or administration for approval to wear the cords. This should be completed well in advance of the graduation date.
Dance Council of North Texas
Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
The Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
National Dance Association
Plano Metropolitain Ballet Alumni
Royal Academy of Dance