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Induct Students

To induct students into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA), your school or studio must host an active NHSDA Chapter. Individual students, not enrolled at a school that hosts a current NHSDA Chapter, are not eligible for induction. You can learn more about starting a chapter here.

If you are the chapter sponsor of an active NHSDA Chapter, complete the following steps to induct new students into your chapter:
  1. Ensure that your students have met the requirements for induction. You can use the NHSDA Student Induction Rubric (found in the Chapter Sponsor Handbook) for this purpose. You do not need to submit this form to NDEO, but you should maintain it for your own records.
  2. Direct your students to apply for induction on this website. They should go to the Find Your Chapter page, then search for their chapter using the interactive map or by entering the institution name or city and state. After selecting their chapter, they will click on the “Apply” button. The application asks for basic contact information as well current grade level.
  3. You will receive email notification when a student has applied for induction. You can then log in to this website ( with your username and password to approve students for induction.
  4. After logging in with your username and password, click on Control Panel link on the homepage.
  5. Click on NHSDA on the Control Panel screen.
  6. Click on the Induct button to see a roster of students who have applied for induction from your school.
  7. Click on the students in the list who have met the qualifications for induction. You can order NHSDA pins and honor cords using the feature at the bottom of the screen.
  8. Click Save at the bottom of the screen to record the induction and place your order.
  9. You will be redirected to to pay for the induction fees ($8/student) and any pins and cords that were added to your order.
  10. You will need to log in to the NDEO site with the username and password for your school’s NDEO Institutional Membership. If you do not have access to this information, you can call the NDEO Home Office at 301-585-2880 to pay with a Visa or MasterCard, or send a check made payable to NDEO to National Dance Education Organization, 8609 Second Ave, Suite 203B, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Please note that induction certificates, pins, and cords will NOT be shipped until payment is received.
  11. Induction certificates for your students will be mailed to you at the address provided on your NHSDA Chapter Application. You can distribute these at your induction ceremony or another appropriate time.