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! 

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

Enrollments are now open for Term Three & 
Performing Arts Winter Camp Holiday Program

Term Three classes and Performing Arts Winter Camp are open to enrollments now.  
Don't delay if you'd like to be involved! 
We will be running our Junior Production in Term three and opportunities to sit Trinity and DNZM. exams are up in term three to all age groups.  It's a fantastic term to be involved
If you want to have a go over the holidays then why not try a day or two of our Performing Arts Winter Camp (open to students aged 7-13yrs)  
To find out more about Winter Camp, click here . to find out more about our classes click here.
You can sign up to any of our holiday or regular classes just by clicking this button below.


Aladdin & the Arabian Nights - Our school holiday show!!

Rangiora Town Hall (School Holidays)

Wed 10 – Sat 13 July. 2pm Daily,  7.30pm Thurs & Fri

Come with us on a voyage with Sinbad, discover treasures with Ali-Baba and enjoy the humorous pranks of Aladdin, all with a back drop of amazing colourful Arabian dancers, modern songs, comic market-place shenanigans and some beautiful special effects.
HSPA’s Intermediate/Senior production for 2019 will not disappoint you!

·         Suitable for children of all ages. 

·         Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

·         Running time including interval: 120mins Approx

Tickets: $10 - 16.25 plus booking.  Group discount of four tickets $60 plus booking

Tickets available at Town Hall Cinemas, over the counter and online at by clicking this image below.



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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