NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETIES FOR DANCE ARTS
Honor societies are established through the National Dance Education Organization for the purpose of promoting and honoring artistic achievement in dance students 11-18 years of age, encouraging well-rounded young dance artists to be leaders in their communities, and to identify honor students for nomination to the NDEO's Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award (one of the highest honors' programs in the United States). Students earn points for induction and accrue points over years of study. Seniors graduate with honors and wear honor cords and gold honor pins in high school graduation ceremonies. All of our high schools, Brooklyn Park Middle, and Lindale Middle have Honor Societies. Click here to learn more.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW AACPS DANCE TEACHERS 2017-2018
Elizabeth Chisolm - South River High School
Tony Jackson - MacArthur Middle School
Gabrielle Stoler - Old Mill Middle School - South
Anneliese Parisi - Annapolis PVA
NEW YEAR, NEW SCHOOL 2017-2018
Rachel Leonard - Brooklyn Park Middle School
Maryland Dance Education Association - Established in 2016
Maryland has a Dance Education Association affiliated with NDEO and will hold it's second annual conference on October 20th, 2017 at Towson University. The new organization was formed in response to a growing number of dance educators in Maryland (K-12, higher ed, professional, public and private) feeling the need to have an organization dedicated to dance education and providing local professional development. The board consists of Judi Fey, Suzanne Henneman, Karen Kuebler, and Sonia Synkowski.