Welcome to HSPA

Now is the time to invest in your child's future.

The School's Founder:  Dale Hartley-Brown B.A., L.T.C.L.

Hi, I'm Dale, and through my school I offer a wide range of Performing Arts classes, teaching Acting, Singing  and Dance skills including Jazz, Contemporary, Tap and Hip Hop to children as well as  adults in the Rangiora and North Canterbury area.  My school presents two major Children's Theatre Musical Stage shows each year and gives my students a fun, confidence building environment in which to follow their dreams.
I feel strongly about the skill set that performing arts gives it's students, both those who wish to perfom and those who wish to gain life skills.  In our new Modern Learning Environments, the ability to speak out, work well with others, and stand out from a crowd are all attributes that are increasingly valuable. 
I am glad to offer a place for people to find these strengths.

Our students can sit Drama, Speech & Singing exams through Trinity College, London
Our Dance students can sit Levels throught Dance NZ Made.

Browse this website to see what our classes can offer!

Beauty & the Beast is coming!
Senior / intermediate production is well under way as we speak.
The show will be on in the first week of the School holidays and will certainly be popular.
Tickets go on sale June 4th so book yours to avoid dissapointment.
You can click this image below to get your tickets!


Performing Arts Winter Camp returns for the third year!
We are once again offering some fun in the second week of the holidays with this popular course. 
Age Groups:  7-9yrs / 9-11yrs / 11-13yrs.
Come for a day or all four days, its up to you!
Last year this sold out so don't delay,  You can register for this event today!
Click the logo below to find out more about Winter Camp and to register!


For 2018 we have classes in:
  • Speech & Drama - Competitions & Trinity College Exams available
  • Contemporary Lyrical Dance - Performance based group. DNZM Tests available
  • Hip Hop Dance - Performance based group. DNZM Tests available
  • Tap Dance - Performance based group. HSPA Medal Tests available
  • Jazz Dance - Performance based group. DNZM Tests available
  • Junior & Intermediate Glee Clubs - Performance based groups. Junior & Intermediate age groups.
  • Senior Glee Singing - Glee Club Style challenging singing for High School aged singers
  • Private Singing and Drama lessons - Solo and in pairs. Trinity Exams available
  • Preschool Multi-Genre Dance classes
Go to our Classes page to see all of the options available.
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Theatre Sports Play Offs.
On April 11th at 7pm at Rangiora High School Hall.  Well done to all involved, this was an excellent night!

Our Andy Pope Senior Trophy was won by ‘Who Invited Them?’ consisting of Hannah Thompson, Felix Horwarth, Iona Main & Campbell Richardson,  The  NCMS Intermediate Trophy was awarded to Popocatepetl made up of Vaea Sydall, Ricco Peper-Edwards, Bradyn Siegenthaler & Meg Kirwan.  Our HSPA ‘Player of the Night’ Trophy went to a well-deserved Felix Horwarth for his excellent teamwork and offer acceptance!! 

Thanks also to our singing and dancing classes who performed excellent items across the evening and our Guest Judges Logan McAllister, Harriet Wise & Bryony Jamison.

Special mention to Ciarán Searle, who returned once more to MC the evening.  A much loved, hilarious front man!  

Beauty & the Beast Cast

We have cast our Intermediate/Senior production.  Cast list and rehearsal schedule for all auditioned cast is available at the bottom of the Bulletin page.

Congratulations to all of our 2017 Scholarship Winners

  • Azaria Westeneng - HSPA Junior Scholarship.
  • Madison Tull - North Canterbury Musicals Intermediate Scholarship
  • Hannah Powell & Elliott Andrews - Shared the Brandts-Giesen McCormick Major Senior Scholarship

We applaud you all, you are excellent performers, hard workers, and a credit to our school.

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