CELEBRATING 23 YEARS OF DANCE EDUCATION IN SALEM, OREGON

The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) is a program of the National  Dance Education Organization.

1. 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.

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

CDT is now a NHSDA chapter and by being a chapter we are helping advance the field of dance education. Celebrating the artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievements of exceptional dance students helps to create honor and prestige within our field and improve our image to those outside the field, and offers benefits for students, institutions, and the field at large.


​On May 30th 2019 CDT inducted 10 Junior members and 10 Senior Members into National Honor Society for Dance Arts. CDT also had the honor of graduating 6 Seniors with Honors.