The mission of the NHSDA WKU Student Chapter is to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement among the most diligent and dedicated members of the NDEO WKU Student Chapter. We aim to foster a scholarly environment in which students strive to achieve excellence in their own artistic and intellectual development by encouraging active leadership, communication and research in these areas.
What We Do
The NHSDA WKU Student Chapter provides opportunities for students to broaden and augment their educations in dance. Our chapter hosts events which seek to raise awareness of dance as an art form as well as a profession. Students who are a part of this chapter will earn points for their achievements and participation in various dance-related events based on the official NHSDA point rubric.
Who Can Join
Any student who is a member of the NDEO WKU Student Chapter can begin tracking points for the NHSDA WKU Student Chapter. Once a student earns 45 points or more, he or she will be inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. If the inducted student maintains a 3.5 or higher dance GPA, completes a written essay assignment, and receives an above average character reference from the dance faculty, he or she will have the opportunity to graduate with honors.
As a member of this chapter, students will enhance their educations in dance by participating in enrichment events such as the All-Arts Improvisation Jam and the Resumé and Audition Etiquette Workshop. Students will earn points from participation in technique classes, performances, and outside research endeavors. Once the student earns the 45 points needed for induction, maintains a 3.5 or higher dance GPA, completes a written essay assignment, and receives an above average character reference from the dance faculty, he or she will have the opportunity to graduate with honors. Members gain a well-rounded appreciation and knowledge of the art of dance through participation in this chapter.