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.

To enquire about what our classes offer email dale@hspa.co.nz

Senior Production - Robin Hood
Presented in conjunction with 

Robin Hood is being staged at the Rangiora Town Hall in the school holidays.

Click on this image to purchase tickets to our fantastic production 


Performing Arts Winter Camp

Once again we are offering our awesome school holiday program for young performers.
Click here to find out more about it:

For 2017 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. 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 - available to students of our singing classes. Trinity Exams available
Go to our Classes page to see all of the options available.
Remember, all of our classes, are involved in our Major Productions.


Annual Theatresports Play Off Results are in!

Well done to these fine folks.....

Player of the Night - Sean Reitsma

Intermediate Champs - Llama Squad
(Rock McLaren, Madison Tull, Ed Davidosn & Seam Reitsma)

Senior Champs - 'It's So Raven'
(Sam Koppert, Campbell Richardson, Raven Purdom & Iona Main)


To Elliott Andrews for winning the Sheila Winn Shakespeare Regionals!  Plus a prize for most comprehensive understanding and use of shakespearean language!!
Elliott will now progress to the Nationals next term.  We wish him well.

Improv Club Will Return!!!

After farewelling Ciaran, the driving force behind our Improv club, you may have wondered if it would continue.  Yes it will. Hooray.
Lizzie Mullan has been secured to tutor this great club.  She will be starting up inTerm Two.  Look out for information.

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