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Junior/Secondary Handbook

Program Costs

The Institutional Membership - K-12 Schools, Dance Studios, and Performing Arts Organizations for the school is $185/year and must be renewed every year in order for the chapter to remain active. 

There is a one-time induction fee of $8 per student if the sponsor prints the induction certificate or $12 per student if the sponsor wants NDEO to print/mail the induction certificates. The school/studio should make one payment ($8/$12 per student x # of students inducted) at the time of induction either by mailing one check or paying online by credit card. A student must pay the induction fee at each level of induction (e.g. both for induction into the Junior Program in grade 6 and the Secondary Program in grade 9).


Sponsor-Printed Induction Certificates: Decide before inducting students if you would like to print your own certificates or if you would like NDEO to print and mail the certificates. Please be sure to select the correct induction type when inducting your students. The Sponsor Print option allows the Chapter Sponsor to immediately have access to their student's certificates after payment has been made. The link to the certificates will be in the Sponsor's NHSDA dashboard. The Sponsor Printed certificates contain a copy as well as a multi-color border and can be printed on a color printer on the Sponsor's choice of plain paper or cardstock.

NDEO Printed Induction Certificates: There is a higher cost for induction if the Chapter Sponsor would like NDEO to print and ship the Induction certificates to them. Please see the below chart for the difference in pricing. Please have students spell their name correctly and in the format they would like it to appear on their certificate (including capitalization). If you selected Induction + Mailed Certificate for your induction certificates and a change needs to be made to the certificate, it will be an additional $8 to have it fixed and re-mailed to you.


The optional gold induction pin for all Inductees is $8.50 and the blue/white NHSDA cord for graduating students is $17.50.

Graduation with Honors comes with a sponsor printed certificate and a medallion; the cost for Graduation with Honors is $22.50. Medallion cannot be ordered separately. 

You can also purchase our combination Induction plus Graduation with Honors for $30.50 per student. This comes with a sponsor print induction certificate, sponsor print Graduation with Honors certificate, and a medallion.

Induction Pin

Gold pin depicting NDEO & NHSDA dancer logo, an abstract human figure in mid leap with one arm stretched overhead.


Light blue and white graduation cords with tassels. One blue cord has a gold and teal medallion attached with the NHSDA dancer logo.

Graduation with Honors Medallion

Teal ribbon with gold and black medallion featuring a teal NDEO dancerTeal ribbon with gold and black medallion featuring a teal NDEO dancer

The Chapter Sponsor should submit induction approvals and payments at least three weeks before the induction/graduation ceremony to not incur additional fees and to ensure adequate shipping time.


Sponsor Print
Certificate & Induction Fee

NDEO Print/Mail
Certificate & Induction Fee
Induction Pin NHSDA Cords
Induction $8 $12 $8.50 $17.50
Graduation with Honors $22.50 (includes medallion) N/A $8.50 $17.50

Mailing Address for Checks (make check payable to NDEO)

8609 Second Avenue, Suite 203-B
Silver Spring, MD 20910

How do I pay for Student Inductions and NHSDA Merchandise?

Once you have selected students for induction in your NHSDA portal, a charge will be generated and you can choose to have it billed to the NDEO Institutional Membership account attached to the chapter. You can also order pins and cords in the same transaction. 

If you choose to order pins and cords at a later time, you can do so when logged into your NHSDA portal. 

Please allow up to three weeks for processing on all NHSDA merchandise orders.

All transactions must go through the Chapter Sponsor. Students/Parents may not pay induction fees directly to, or order merchandise directly from, NDEO.

Payment must be recieved in full before students are inducted and items can be shipped.