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 
Musical-Theatre 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 perform 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 through Dance NZ Made.

Browse this website to see what our classes can offer!

Enrollments are still open for Term Two

Classes are still open to enrolments until Sunday 12th May.  Don't delay if you'd like to be involved this term!  
Intermediates & Seniors are performing in their production of Aladdin & the Arabian Nights at the end of this term and Juniors will be having auditions for casting of their Junior production of The Happy Prince.  
It's an exciting term to start!

Plus: We are running free trials to these classes in the first two weeks of the term!

Monday – Junior Drama 3.30-4.30pm Age 6-9yrs

Monday – Upper Junior Drama Age 5.30-6.30pm 9-11yrs

Monday - Senior Jazz. 6-7pm Age 12yrs and up.

Wednesday – Intermediate Drama. 5.30-6.30pm Age 11-13yrs

Thursday – New Entrant Drama 3.45-4.30pm Age 4-6yrs

Thursday - Junior Drama 4.30-5.30pm Age 6-9yrs

Friday – Junior Drama 3.30-4.30pm Age 6-9yrs



For 2019 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, Upper Junior & Intermediate Glee Clubs - Performance based singing groups.
  • Senior Glee Singing - Glee Club Style challenging singing for High School aged singers
  • Private Singing and Private Drama lessons - Solo and in pairs. Trinity Exams available



Diploma Awards

Well done to:
  • Kitty Jamison
  • Elliott Andrews - Distinctions
  • Hannah Powell
  • Anaru Shadbolt 
for achieving their Trinity College ATCL Diplomas.
We are lucky enough to have Kitty and Elliott staying on as fully qualified staff members this year!  they celebrate their hard work at their capping ceremony on May 19th in Christchurch at 2pm at The Piano,

Theatresports Excellence

Congratulations to the 
champions at the Annual Theatresports Play Off on Wednesday 10th of April. 
Our Senior Trophy was won by ‘Four Red Fedoras’ consisting of Annabelle Cowey, Felix Horwarth, Jared Jones & Braydn Siegenthaler.

The  NCMS Intermediate Trophy was awarded to ‘LO Power AA Batteries’ made up of Alex Dooling, Alex Ellerm, Lily Myles & Olivia Williams.  

Our HSPA ‘Player of the Night’ Trophy went to Jared Jones for his excellent character work.

Wind in the Willows played to full houses!

Well done to our younger performers for their excellent production of Wind in the Willows. Thanks goes to Rachel Long, our director, and her wonderful artistic team.  With our youngest performer only 4yrs old, this was a first time on stage for many of the 100 strong cast.   They did so well!

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