CFDC is a member of the National Dance Education Organization and we sponsor our own chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts! The NHSDA is a program dedicated to recognizing students for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership and academic achievements. They also strive to foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form, worthy of recognition and prestige. We offer a Junior Chapter for dancers in grades 6-8 and a Secondary Chapter for dancers in grades 9-12. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater who meet the requirements may apply to become a member. Members will meet one Saturday a month during the fall-spring dance season. CFDC NHSDA members meet to discuss current events, local volunteering opportunities and so much more. Our program provides student leadership opportunities as well as a partnership with adult mentors.
Elementary Honor Society
Unique to CFDC we are pleased to offer an Elementary Chapter, for students in grades 3 – 5 who have a passion for dance and strive to do their very best in school! We have created this new chapter to help as a stepping stone to dancers for when they are ready to join our Junior chapter when they reach middle school. The elementary chapter will offer dancers an opportunity to learn how to balance education with outside activities and what it means to commit to a community of their peers with similar interests and goals. Members will meet one Saturday a month during the fall-spring dance season.
Requirements for all chapters:
Be enrolled in at least 2 dance classes at CFDC
Maintain a C average in school classes
Attend monthly meetings at the studio (meetings will typically be held monthly on Saturday mornings)
Participation in community outreach through CFDC this may include performances, studio sponsored volunteer opportunities, our annual fundraising programs such as iDance4aCURE and our winter Adopt a Family, etc. Many of these events are already on our Calendar on our website for reference.
*Elementary Chapter Members: Submit 3 projects annually, due in November, February & May – projects may be on anything dance related and can be as creative as the student wishes (project ideas include researching a famous dancer or choreographer, a dance style, something representing their favorite dance style, etc. and can be anything from a simple drawing to depict and present, a written report, a poster or an oral presentation. Projects will be presented at our monthly meeting)
If your dancer is interested in being a member of one of our chapters please email us at email@example.com