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!

Enrollments have closed for Term One
Classes are well under way, if you're not enrolled, we're sorry to miss out on your company in class!  
Perhaps the class you wanted was full?  
Perhaps your timetable was too full this term already?
Perhaps you forgot (I know that sinking feeling!)?
Let's help you get on board for next term.
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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 Recipients

Congratulation to 2018 Diploma recipients: 
Elliott Andrews - ATCL Distinctions
Kitty Jamison - ATCL
Hannah Powell - ATCL
Anaru Shadbolt - ATCL
These students now have their ATCL Diploma in Speech & Drama Performance from Trinity College.  This is a fantastic internationally recognized qualification. We look forward to celebrating your achievment at the capping ceremony later in the year.

Dance Honors

Well done to all students who sat DNZM Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop Levels and HSPA Tap Medals this year.   2018 DNZM Chanmpion Studio Dancer Awards awards went to:
  • Jazz: Niah Laing, Brooklyn Reid, Madison Tull, 
  • Hip Hop: Zoe Patterson, Niah Laing, Cassia Hendricks. Holly Frost
  • Contemporary: Madison Hartley-Brown, Hannah Burns, Rachel McInnes

Students recognized for excellence

Congratulations to the following students for receiving scholarships for their hard work across the year at HSPA.

  • Niah Laing - HSPA Junior Scholarship
  • Hannah Burns - North Canterbury Musicals Intermediate Scholarship
  • Joshua Lees - Brandts-Giesen McCormick Laywers Major Senior Scholarship

We are so proud of you all, you are a credit to the HSPA family.

From left to right: Hannah, Niah & Josh

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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