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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FOR DANCE ARTS
CHAPTER SPONSOR HANDBOOK
JUNIOR/SECONDARY PROGRAM

NHSDA National Induction Point System  

Junior


At least 15 points required for induction, 10 of which must be earned through participation in chapter site program activities.

At least 25 total points required for Graduation with Honors

Secondary 


At least 30 points required for induction, 20 of which must be earned through participation in chapter site program activities. 

At least 45 total points required for Graduation with Honors

Category

Activity

Point Range

Participation in Chapter Dance Program

Meritorious completion of hours in chapter site dance program (classes in the dance program)

1 point per 45 hours


Performance in chapter site dance productions (including rehearsal time)

1 - 3 points per production

Performance in other chapter site presentations (e.g., pep rallies, assemblies)

.5 – 1 point per presentation/performance

Participation in chapter site extracurricular dance (e.g., dance teams, clubs)

1 point per 45 hours

Participation in chapter site dance festival or workshop


.5 points per day

Participation in Off-Site Dance Programs

Note:Student must submit appropriate documentation.

Participation in off-site dance classes

1 point per 45 hours

Performance in off-site productions (including rehearsal time)

.5 – 1 point per production

Participation in off-site dance festival or workshop, or Summer Intensive or Dance Camp

.5 points per day

Participation in Other Dance Activities

Participation in a Formal Adjudication / Judging

1 – 2 points if choreographer

.5 - 1 point if dancer

Choreography – Projects completed inside or outside of chapter site class assignments.

1 – 2 per project

Scholarship – Written papers, essays, or articles (e.g., essays on dance history, reviews of live dance performances attended, articles for Dance Arts Now! newsletter)


.5 – 2 per essay/article

Participation in Other Duties Related to Dance Production

Stage manager or backstage crew

.5 – 1 point per production

Lighting designer or crew

.5 – 1 point per production

Set design or construction

.5 – 1 point per production

Costume design or construction / Wardrobe crew

.5 – 1 point per production

Properties manager or crew

.5 – 1 point per production

Sound technician

.5 – 1 point per production

Make-up design or crew

.5 – 1 point per production

Dance captain/rehearsal direct

.5 – 1 point per production

Business, publicity, box office manager or staff

.5 – 1 point per production

House manager or crew

.5 – 1 point per production

Playbill design

.5 – 1 point per production

Photographer/Videographer

.5 – 1 point per production

Leadership

Taking a leadership role within the NHSDA chapter itself at the school such as President, Treasurer, Secretary, Workshop Organizer

2 – 3 points per role

Custom School Points

Activity that is important to school or chapter sponsor such as participation in a volunteer event, student acting as a dance mentor, student taking on an admin role to help out danceteacher, attendance at dance concert or show.


1 – 3 points per activity/event