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.

Enrolments are open for 2020 classes!!!

Browse this website to see what our classes can offer! 

You can also check out what we are up to on facebook.

https://app.thestudiodirector.com/hartleyschoolofperform/portal.sd?page=Login



For 2020 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 & Senior Glee Clubs - Performance based singing groups.
  • Musical Theatre - a combo class in singing, dance and acting. New Classes!!!
  • Private Singing and Private Drama lessons - Solo and in pairs. Trinity Exams available
  • Ballet Foundation  - Basics of Ballet for high school age and adults. New Class!!
2020 times are online now!

http://www.hspa.co.nz/classes


Pre-School Musical Theatre Classes

https://app.thestudiodirector.com/hartleyschoolofperform/portal.sd?page=Login


Preschool performing arts classes for 3-5yr old performers.
These class explores a bit of each dance style as well as a bit of acting and sing-a-long. A perfect class to inspire your child with performance of any sort. A starting point from which to move into any of our school aged classes as your child comes of age.
  • This class will have the option to perform in our Junior production. (this is not compulsory though.)
  • Expectation is that parents will be present and can participate alongside their child in class (But not on stage unless you really want to!!)
  • Classes are running Thursdays 9.30-10am with Monday sto be added once numbers require..
Sign up now by clicking on the picture above.

PLEASE NOTE- Plenty of break out space if you need to bring an other younger sibling along. We welcome that, there is space to take them out of the teaching room and change or feed them etc...

News:

We are proud of our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to our Amazing Scholarship Winners for 2019: 
  • Aiden Forrow - Bruce Family Scholarship for Personal Growth
  • Neve Aitken - Tony Mounce Mortages & Insurances Junior Scholarship.,
  • Alex Ellerm - North Canterbury Musicals Intermediate Scholarship
  • Kayla Mortimer - Brandts-giesen McCormikc Major Senior Scholarship.
We also thank our amazing sponsors Brandts-Giesen McCormick Lawyers, North Canterbury MusicalsTony Mounce Mortgages & Insurance. As well as our lovely Bruce Family.

Diploma Achievements

Well done to:
  • Kyla Forbes-Kean
  • Bex Hughes
  • Joshua Lees
  • Sam Scott 
For passing their Trinity College ATCL Diplomas in November 2019!
We are lucky enough to have Kyla & Josh staying on this year as qualified tutors here at HSPA!

Well done to your youngest performers in The Happy Prince!

Everyone in this production should be very proud.  Your show was spot on, and even had the audience tearing up int he sad moments.  You did credit to Rebekah Au's lovely story!
Well done team!!