Honor Society


National Honor Society for Dance Arts
For Dancers In Grades 9-12

What is the National Honor Society for Dance Arts?

NHSDA, a national dance honor society, is designed for dance education students, dance educators and professional dancers to express their devotion to the art form by sharing, recognizing, and promoting dance education within schools and communities. NHSDA chapters are designed for students in high school who are receiving their dance training in public or private dance schools. By promoting, NHSDA, National Dance Education Organization recognizes outstanding students.

NHSDA at 8 Count

We are thrilled to announce that 8 Count is now a National Honor Society for Dance Arts Chapter- one of only two available in studios in the State of Ohio!  Pledges and inductees 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. We are thrilled to be a part of the NHSDA Society and More Than Just Great Dancing.

Why become a member?

  • Recognition at an induction ceremony in the spring.
  • Recognition of students and advisors for outstanding artistic and academic achievement.
  • Educational development opportunities
  • Networking with dance students and professionals
  • Leadership activities
  • Induction and other recognition ceremonies
  • Special awards presented to outstanding senior graduates
  • Outreach programs to the community
  • Many more!

How can I join?

  • Candidate must maintain and show proof of a 3.5 GPA
  • Candidate must earn at least 30 points in order to maintain membership (see NHSDA points sheet below)
  • Candidate must participate in at least 2 days of dance per week
  • Candidates must be a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior high school student

Click HERE to join!

Point System 2016-2017