The Dancer's Extension

Taking an academic approach to dance education.

National Honor Society for Dance Arts
Chapter Number SC087

We are proud that The Dancer's Extension has been named as a chapter sponsor for the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) through the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). The primary mission of the NHSDA is to promote and honor outstanding achievement in middle and high school level students for academic excellence, leadership and artistic merit. In addition, the NHSDA serves to identify those honor students of junior and senior high school age for nomination to the NDEO's Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, the highest dance award in the nation. The Dancer's Extension is one of only 285 NHSDA chapters recognized throughout the United States.

For young students, this program is an inspiration and a goal to strive towards. Current dance students who are at least 11 years of age may immediately begin working towards induction into the society. Inducted students may participate in special events throughout the area, list their achievement on resumes or college applications, be recognized at graduation ceremonies and compete for awards and scholarhsips.

Participation in the NHSDA enables the community to celebrate student achievement and dedication in the art of dance and it connects inductees to the community of dancers at state and national levels. Our candidates and members have enthusiastically performed for our community in the following venues:

* National Water Dance Program

* Saluda's Coon Dog Day Parade

* Michael Jackson's "Thriller" for Saluda 's Halloween Stroll

* Hometown Christmas

* Entertainment for Autumn Care Nursing Facility residents

* Entertainment for Love Feast Valentine's Dinner fundraiser

* Tryon's Super Saturday

NHSDA candidates and members, we need your submissions for "Dance Arts Now!", the official national newsletter for the NSHDA!

Newsletter Topics may include, but are not limited to:

* Written reviews of choreography, books, film, apps, etc. anything dance & arts related.

 Articles such as "Why I Dance," "My Summer Dance Experience," "My Inspiration for   Choreography," "How a Teacher/Friend Inspired me"

* poetry, illustrations, photography, art work that are dance related (JPEG image files

  accepted - no PDF files)

* Community Service Reviews

* Chapter News or Inductees in the news

* Awards received, scholarships received, college acceptances

For more information and assistance with your submission, see Ms. Sonya.

The National Honor Society of Dance Arts pledge
(written by Deloris Gayle Griffin)
I pledge to never compromise my creative ability, to be original and true to my body's natural movement. I will always be willing to improve my technique and stay open to new genres and ideas. I will never fail to help fellow dancers to let their talents shine and to be an advocate for prospective dancers everywhere. I will bring my personality and spirit to every dance that I am called to perform.

Courtesy of the National Dance Education Organization