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.

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 Term Four classes!!!


Well done to our cast of The Lion, the Wtich & the Wardrobe 

- against the odds we staged an exciting show that sold out!  

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 & Senior Glee Clubs - Performance based singing groups.
  • Musical Theatre - a combo class in singing, dance and acting. New Classes!!!
  • Private Singing and Private Drama lessons - Solo and in pairs. Trinity Exams available
  • Preschool Musical Thearte Combo ClassesNew Classes!!!
Our students can sit Drama, Speech & Singing exams through Trinity College, London.  
Our Dance students can sit Levels through Dance NZ Made or our own In-House Tap Medal Tests.
2020 times are online now!


Pre-School Musical Theatre Classes


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 Thursdays 9.30-10am with Mondays to be added once numbers require..
Sign up now by clicking on the picture above.

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...


We are proud of our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to our Amazing Scholarship Winners for 2019: 
  • Aiden Forrow - Bruce Family Scholarship for Personal Growth
  • Neve Aitken - Tony Mounce Mortgages & Insurances Junior Scholarship.,
  • Alex Ellerm - North Canterbury Musicals Intermediate Scholarship
  • Kayla Mortimer - Brandts-giesen McCormick Major Senior Scholarship.
We also thank our amazing sponsors Brandts-Giesen McCormick Lawyers, North Canterbury MusicalsTony Mounce Mortgages & Insurance. As well as our lovely Bruce Family.

Diploma Achievements

Well done to:
  • Kyla Forbes-Kean
  • Bex Hughes
  • Joshua Lees
  • Sam Scott 
For passing their Trinity College ATCL Diplomas in November 2019!
We are lucky enough to have Kyla & Josh staying on this year as qualified tutors here at HSPA!