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!

HSPA PERFORMING ARTS
Summer Camp 2019!

Our Camps has proved so popular that we are so glad to be bringing 2 of them to you again in 2019.
The first is our Performing Arts Summer Camp. 
January 21-24th.

 Click this picture below to go to our Up-Coming Events page to find out more about this.
Monday 21st is full, but if you select this day you will go onto the wait list for cancellations.
Up-Coming Events



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
Go to our Classes page to see all of the options available.
Or : 
https://app.thestudiodirector.com/hartleyschoolofperform/portal.sd?page=Login



News

Dance Honors

Well done to all students who sat DNZM Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop Levels and HSPA Tap Medals this year.   2018 DNZM Chanmpion Studio Dancer Awards awards went to:
  • Jazz: Niah Laing, Brooklyn Reid, Madison Tull, 
  • Hip Hop: Zoe Patterson, Niah Laing, Cassia Hendricks. Holly Frost
  • Contemporary: Madison Hartley-Brown, Hannah Burns, Rachel McInnes
 

Students recognized for excellence

Congratulations to the following students for receiving scholarships for their hard work across the year at HSPA.

  • Niah Laing - HSPA Junior Scholarship
  • Hannah Burns - North Canterbury Musicals Intermediate Scholarship
  • Joshua Lees - Brandts-Giesen McCormick Laywers Major Senior Scholarship

We are so proud of you all, you are a credit to the HSPA family.

From left to right: Hannah, Niah & Josh


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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