Welcome to HSPA

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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!

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.
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Up-Coming Events

For 2018 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 & 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 - Solo and in pairs. Trinity Exams available
  • Preschool Multi-Genre Dance classes
Go to our Classes page to see all of the options available.
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Diploma students Honored

congratulations to Samantha Heron, Logan McAllister, Caitlin Stevenson Carissa Brant for gaining their ATCL performance Diplomas in 2017.  In May of this year we attended their Trinity College capping ceremony.

Sam, Logan & Caitlin received their Speech & Drama Diplomas and Carissa received her Musical Theatre Diploma.

Beauty & the Beast was a Hit!!

Well done to all of our Intermediate & Senior students, we had over 100 students participating in this outstanding show.  The audiences were raving about this and I was so proud to say it was an HSPA show!
How lucky you all were to be working with such an excellent director as Briar Patrick!

Speech & Drama Competitions Competitors and Winners

Well done to all competitors for the 2018 Christchurch Speech and Drama competitions.  It can be nerve racking so I applaud you all for your performances representing HSPA in Christchurch.

Please let us know if you have results, we would all like to congratulate you.

These are the results to hand so far:

  • Azaria Westeneng – Most Outstanding Performer Cup
  • Azaria Westeneng – 1st Place for Dramatic Extract.  Olivia Wyatt- 1st Place Poetry.
  • Cassidy Hartley-Brown – 3rd for Poetry. 
  • Emma Schaffer, Karina McLaren – Very Highly Commended
  • Erin Bruce, Meg Kirwan, Braydn Siegenthaler, Rueben Bester, Anabel Bester, & Madison Hartley-Brown – Highly Commended

Well done to you all!!

We applaud you all, you are excellent performers, hard workers, and a credit to our school.

Performing arts Winter Camp

A sellout season again this year!

Thanks to all the amazing HSPA tutors who made this event so popular again this year.

Here is a shot of some of our participants smiling for the Newspaper reporter on the final day.
We can't wait to bring Summer Camp to everyone again in 2019.

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