The DMA holds a chapter of The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA), a program of the National Dance Education Organization that aims to recognize students for their leadership, artistic merit, and academic achievement. Induction into the NHSDA program is earned through the accumulation of points awarded for dance activities such as community service, performances, rehearsals, classes, or workshops.
The DMA Future Leaders Program aims to provide students with the tools and educational training to those who would like to become arts educators themselves, but the main emphasis of the program will be on leadership skills that can be applied to multiple areas of interest and career fields. This program includes one-on-one mentorship with a professional dance instructor, the opportunity to assistant teach younger students on a weekly basis, and interactive monthly classes with other peer leaders.
DMA is proud to announce our resident professional contemporary dance company, Trifecta Dance Collective! This company will offer DMA dancers the opportunity to train and perform with professional dancers. The advanced high school students will have the chance to intern with the company and learn invaluable artistic and marketing skills, allowing them to seamlessly funnel through their training into the professional world.