Melina's NHSDA

The Melina's chapter of NHSDA aims to promote positivity inside and outside of the studio.


The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization that recognizes outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement while fostering an appreciation for dance as a true art form worthy of recognition and prestige.

We challenge our members to be positive members of the community and role models for the dancers around them. Our goal is for all dancers to know that they matter and can make a difference in the world around them.


We are glad to be serving our studio and community throughout the year.

Upcoming NHSDA Events

October 23rd

AFSP Washington, DC Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Washington, DC

November 1st - November 13th

Dancers Fight Hunger Food Drive

November 15th - 20th

Love Your Body Week

November 29th - December 13th

Toy Drive


AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk

Melina's NHSDA is proud to participate in the 2021 AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Washington, DC on October 23, 2021. Our team is raising money to  support suicide awareness, fund research, and provide resources for hope and healing for all. Our NHSDA is walking so everyone can dance tomorrow. Together we can change the conversation about mental health and put a stop to this tragic loss of life.

You can help support our NHSDA Out of the Darkness Team by clicking the Get Involved button. 

Together we can #STOPSUICIDE


If you or someone you love is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK TO 741741.

2020-2021 Officers


Madelyn Taliaferro

Vice President

Gia Cerchione


Bella Guido

Junior Representative

McKenna Porter

Secondary Chapter


Madelyn Taliaferro

Bella Guido

Mora Wyllie

Junior Chapter


Mealea Menh

McKenna Porter

Lilly VanDyke

Gia Cerchione

Kaela Wheeler

Zoey Hewton

Leyah Olarinde

Elizabeth Chapman

Lily Haubner