National Honor Society

for dance Arts 


     Today's Dance Center is proud to offer a CHAPTER of 


Founding chapter of NHS-DA 

Our founding 2015 members are Kaela D, Giana H, Caroline O, Katie O, Cameryn S, & Jessica W.

Congratulations to our 2022-23 members:  

Sam S, Carmen D, Alyssa L, Emma P,  Maggie C, Allie H, Anna S, Tanysia R;  Jr Group: Emma J, Maddie J, Ryan L & Ava W

Best wishes to our Graduates 

Emma P & Alyssa L

We are so proud of all of you! We know you'll do great things!

INTERESTED TDC Students can apply at: and then all other forms will be distributed by director.

NHS-DA Activities/Missions:

Past Projects from TDC's Chapter of NHSDA:

2022-23 NHSDA members-Fundraiser-Candy Grams Feb 2023; PNO-Doll & Me Dance Party-2023

2021-22 NHSDA members-Fundraiser set for 2022 Spring Fling Performance Event April 2022

2020-21 NHSDA members-Fundraised and sent a check to The Ranfurly Home for the children's day to day needs.

2019-20 NHSDA members-Fundraised and sent 30 sets of sheets & blankets to the Ranfurly Home in the Bahamas for the children's beds

2018-19 NHSDA members-THRILLER fundraiser check printed to the Ranfurly Home for Children.

2017-18 NHSDA members- QVC Christmas Parade Fundraiser: NHSDA Dancers hosted & taught the choreography of the 2018 QVC Christmas Parade. All proceeds went toward Baby Jan Aiha's eye surgery. 

TDC's NHS-DA Chapter & TDC's Senior Company have been invited to participate in The Mission Trip, "for the love of the children" in January 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and were proud to accept and help fundraise once again for the Ranfurly Home for Children in Nassau, Bahamas..~

2016-17 NHSDA members-TDC's NHS-DA Chapter collected gently used dance costumes and sent them to the Ranfurly Home (orphanage) in Bahamas. Thank you to all of you who contributed to this event. Also our NHS-DA chapter was able to fundraise and donate $250 to the children of the Ranfurly Home by selling candy-grams. Please continue to support these functions!   NHS-DA dancers performed at Show Up & Dance; Dance NJ and did a beautiful job representing with their student choreographed work! 

National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ 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: 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 post-secondary education.

To foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige.

NHSDA Secondary Program Goals: To identify honor students of junior and senior high school age for nomination to the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, one of the highest honors programs for dance in the United States. To promote a desire for life-long learning in the field of dance. To encourage an understanding of and an appreciation for dance as an art form and to develop knowledgeable audiences for tomorrow. 

 Benefits for Students: Student induction into the NHSDA™ is awarded on the basis of points earned for meritorious work in dance and GPA. Other factors may include the following: cooperative teamwork, motivation, outreach, choreography, performance, teaching and production. Inductees receive a Certificate of Induction, added prestige in scholarship applications and future resumes, wear NHSDA honor cords and gold honor pins during graduation ceremonies and are eligible to apply for the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award.  

 Benefits for Schools: The NHSDA™ program brings well deserved recognition to outstanding students and your school. Administrators will recognize the importance of dance as an art form and an academic discipline that contributes toward academic achievement, workforce skills, and life skills. The point system reinforces the values the dance educator considers important in dance, art, education and life. Congratulatory letters from the Executive Director of NDEO are sent to the principal, superintendent and state arts coordinator when a student/school progresses to national adjudication of the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award. 

Administration: The chapter sponsor (dance director) is responsible for determining when a student has met the criteria for becoming an official member of the school's chapter. These criteria should reflect the values upon which the school's program is founded and be supported by the NHSDA™ eligibility guidelines and the national point system. The chapter sponsor is also responsible for ordering necessary Induction Certificates, conducting an induction ceremony, and ordering Honor Cords and Gold Honor Pins for graduating seniors. In addition, the chapter sponsor can choose to enlarge the scope of the NHSDA at her/his school by engaging in activities other than just induction such as performances, fundraising, field trips and service projects.   

Costs: Students who are inducted into the NHSDA do not have to become individual members of NDEO, nor do they have to pay a fee to be inducted. However, there are minor costs associated with Certificates of Induction (see site), Honor Cords (see site), and Gold Honor Pins (see site)

Today's Dance Center

175 Route 70 Sharps Run Plaza,

Medford, NJ 08055

Phone. (609)953-0253