Welcome to NASD

Founded in 1981, the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 83 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for dance and dance-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other dance-related endeavors.

This website outlines the purposes, operations, and services of NASD, including the accreditation process for institutions, and information for dancers, students, and the public. The six boxes below lead to the most utilized and salient information on the site.

All information on this website is updated as necessary to reflect the current policies and work of the Association.