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National Honor Society for Dance Arts

In 2012, Hunter was granted a chapter of the NDEO National Honor Society for Dance Arts.  "The NHSDA Collegiate Program is a dance honor society for college students. It is designed to honor the accomplishments of outstanding undergraduate or graduate students studying dance as a dance major, minor, or elective. This honors the fact that many young professionals have varying interests and abilities in dance that cover a spectrum from the pursuit of dance for personal fulfillment and joy, through career preparation, to life-long learning." -


NHSDA Vision

We envision a nation in which all students have equal opportunity and access to quality dance arts education and are recognized for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in the field of dance.           

NHSDA Mission:

  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.


Jessica Marshall, Honor Society President and Arnhold Scholar

Jessica Grace Marshall is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, where she earned her BA in Dance. She teaches core curriculum dance classes at Steffi Nossen School of Dance and assists and teaches First Steps classes at The Ailey School.

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Student Spotlight

Congratulations to graduates Danielle Harris, Christina Stampolis, Danielle Nicolosi, Kelly Garcia, and Elisabeth Gosselin, here with Jody Arnhold and Director Kathleen Isaac. These inspiring, passionate educators will be the first Arnhold Alumni LEADers, demonstrating Leadership in Education and Artistry through Dance! At a special pinning ceremony held in Hunter's Zabar Art Library, Jody Arnhold presented each graduate with a pin to induct them into the alumni society. 

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