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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FOR DANCE ARTS
CHAPTER SPONSOR HANDBOOK
COLLEGIATE PROGRAM

NHSDA Vision, Mission, and Goals

Vision

We envision a nation in which all students have equal opportunity and access to quality dance arts education and are recognized for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership and academic achievement in the field of dance.

Mission

  1. To recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations, and colleges / universities.
  2. To foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige.

NHSDA Collegiate Program Goals

  1. To encourage exploration of dance education pedagogy, choreography, performance, research, community outreach, and advocacy in the context of a broad dance program. 
  2. To stimulate dialogue and networking between students, faculty, and experts in the field. 
  3. To promote the use of standards in dance education curriculum and teaching methods. 
  4. To develop future leaders in the field of dance arts education and performance.