Programs and Events (Present & Future)
“The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance
Education Organization, created 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. The NHSDA offers three levels of induction: The Junior Program
for grades 6-8, The Secondary Program for grades 9-12, and The Collegiate Program for
students in college or university dance programs. Establishing an NHSDA chapter in your
school is one very important way that you can honor your students and help advance the field
of dance education.”
Please see www.nhsda-ndeo.org for more information and online handbooks.
Annual Fall Conference
This annual event is typically held in the fall. The Fall Conference offers workshops, speakers,
professional development, networking and performance opportunities for ages 12+. IDEO
and non-IDEO members are welcome to attend. Conference attendees must sign a waiver to
participate in the conference. If the attendee is under the age of 18, a parent or legal
guardian will also need to sign the waiver.
High School Dance Festival
Currently held in conjunction with the Annual Conference.
Jr High/Middle School Dance Festival
Future IDEO annual event.
Idaho Screen Dance Festival
Annual IDEO event. Promoting dance & film in Idaho. A curated community event for dance and film arts. Festival combines choreographic and film/video practice. All ages event. For more information about ISF: www.idahoscreendance.com