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 Summer Camp



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 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
Please note - 2020 times are not yet confirmed.  Updates will be made in January 2020.



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!!

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.

Aladdin hit the stage with much success

Well done to our Senior & Intermediate students who brought to life Paul Johnson's amazing script of the Arabian nights tales.  The show was definitely a hit, much hilarity was had as well as some spectacular moments.  Like this one with our magical bird!