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.

What is the point of difference at HSPA???

We offer smaller class sizes that allow all of our students to feel included and accepted.

We build our students to become leaders within our school, 
from this they become leaders in life.

Covid Level Two Announcement:
All classes at HSPA continue as normal with just a five minute earlier finish time.
All prospective students wishing to attend free classes and trial a class are welcome to do so, as long as they can provide full contact details for contact tracing purposes.

Browse this website to see what our classes can offer! 

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


Enrolments open now for 2021!!!

Term Dates Mon Feb 1 - Fri Apr 16

If you are not sure what we offer, please select 'Classes'  top left & browse all of our classes for 2021.  I fyou already know what you'd like to sign up for you can go straight to registration by clicking this button below.


If you would like to try someof our classesUp-Coming Events for free then click this 'Free' picture here 
& see what classes we are running free promos for this month!


Pre-School Musical Theatre Classes


Introducing Kayla & Michelle who will take over teaching our Preschool and New Entrant classes for 2021.  They are two amazing new tutors with heaps of performance experience and time in the classroom here at HSPA.  We know your little ones will be so inspired by these two!

 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 Mondays 9.30-10am with Thursdays to be added once numbers require..
Sign up now by clicking on the pictures above or come along to the free drop in day!
Free drop in Preschool session Monday 15th Feb 9.30-10am!

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...


For 2021 we have classes in:
  • Speech & Drama - Competitions & Trinity College Exams available. New Tutors in Junior Dept.
  • Contemporary Lyrical Dance - Performance based group. DNZM Tests available
  • Hip Hop Dance - Performance based group. DNZM Tests available
  • Tap Dance - Performance based group. Exams available New Tutor
  • Jazz Dance - Performance based group. DNZM Tests available
  • Junior, Intermediate & Senior Glee Clubs - Performance based singing groups.
  • Musical Theatre - a combo class in singing, dance and acting. New age group Classes!
  • Private Singing and Private Drama lessons - Solo and in pairs. New additional Tutor!
  • Preschool Musical Thearte Combo ClassesNew Day!
Our students can sit Drama, Speech & Singing exams through Trinity College, London.  
Our Dance students can sit Levels through Dance NZ Made or NZAMD Level Tests.
2021 times are online now!


We are proud of our 2020 Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to our Amazing Scholarship Winners for 2020: 
  • Kate Bailey - Bruce Family Scholarship for Personal Growth
  • Iona Main - Brandts-giesen McCormick Major Senior Scholarship.
  • Isabella Westeneng - Tony Mounce Mortgages & Insurances Junior Scholarship.,
  • Rhys Holyoake and Zanzie Coleman - North Canterbury Musicals Intermediate Scholarship

We also thank our amazing sponsors Brandts-Giesen McCormick Lawyers, North Canterbury MusicalsTony Mounce Mortgages & Insurance. As well as our lovely Bruce Family.