Induction into the NHSDA Program is earned through the accumulation of atleast 30 points awarded for dance activities such as technique classes, rehearsals, performances, attending professional performances, research (on topics such as: nutrition, injury prevention, dance history, emotional wellness, or other related dance topics), workshops/conventions, or community service activities, alongside a minimum GPA of at 3.0. Students should track their points and provide the founder and artistic director of The Change Dance, Anna Moon, with a record.. For points earned outside of chapter activities, verification of points earned should be provided to the chapter sponsor, Miss Anna Moon, through playbills, registration forms, photos, or other agreed-upon methods. Miss Anna will keep a record of points earned on file. In addition, the prospective student's demonstration of collaborative teamwork, motivation, and leadership in the many aspects of dance (e.g., choreography, performance, mentoring, production) are factors in the determination of eligibility for induction.
Students who have been inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) Program and are current juniors and seniors in High School are eligible for the NHSDA Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, the highest student dance award in the nation. The National Winner of the award will receive up to a $1000 monetary award/scholarship and a certificate. The 2 National Finalists will each receive a $250 monetary award/scholarship and a certificate. Honorable Mention Recipients will receive a certificate.