Carthage has more than 120 student groups and organizations through which students can get involved, explore possible careers, meet other students, work closely with faculty advisors, and perform community service. The following organizations are popular with students minoring in dance.
NDEO Student Chapter and NHSDA:
“The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of high quality education in the art of dance. NDEO strongly supports students through college student chapters that are aligned with the organization’s mission to advance dance education centered in the arts. NDEO student chapters encourage participation in activities affiliated with the national organization, including conferences and governance while empowering members to unite on a local level to address important issues and concerns, host activities, and recognize the outstanding accomplishments of one another.”
The Carthage College NDEO Student Chapter was established by and for Carthage Dance Minors and is the only student chapter currently in the state of Wisconsin. The chapter was recognized by the national organization and established as a new student organization in 2013. In its charter year, the chapter provides dance education opportunities for younger dancers and has coordinated campus events that bring awareness to the issue of violence against women. Dance Minors who are active NDEO Student Chapter members have the opportunity to graduate with honors through the National Honor Society of Dance Arts (NHSDA).