Classes

All Classes held at our premises: 62 Ashley Street, Rangiora.

2020 Prices are listed here at a per/week rate and they do not include GST. 
They are payable on a Term Invoice and can be paid in installments.  These classes are eligible for WINZ funding.

Term Four Enrollments are closed but you can stillc lick here and enter yoru details to recieve preferential booking invitations for 2021! 

Preschool Options

Preschool Musical Theatre Combo Classes Age 3-5yrs. Thursday 9.30-10am

(Price: $7+GST)

This 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 they come of age.  Expectation is that parents will be present and can participate alongside their child.
Because we are not offering a Junior show in 2020, this class will not be performing in 2020.  All current students will recieve a complementary ticket to our 2020 Combined show 'The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe'

Please also see New Entrant Drama below (begins from age 4yrs.) which will participate in our production.

Drama Options

New Entrant Drama  Age:4 - 6yrs.  Thursday 3.45-4.30pm 
(Price $12.50+GST) 

These classes cover creativity, communication, poetry, characterization, physicality among other things and are very popular. The small classes are aimed at helping young children adapt to a classroom environment and being able to share their ideas, work creatively with others, have confidence to speak up and communicate clearly. This is also a popular class at channeling energy from bright and energetic youngsters who need an outlet as well as recognition for their creative flare. The students all get to take part in our Major Production as part of their class

Junior Drama Age 6-9yrs.  Monday 3.30-4.30pm,  Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm.

(Price $15.50+GST)

Upper Junior Drama Age 9-11yrs.  Monday 3.30-4.30pm, Wednesday 4.30-5.30pm, Friday 4.30-5.30pm

(Price $15.50+GST)

Our Junior and Upper Junior drama classes cover creativity, communication, poetry, characterisation among other things and are very popular. The classes are small so there is lots of individual attention.  As they grow they can opt to sit Trinity College speech or communication exams and enter the ChCh speech and drama competitions.  The students all get to take part in our Major Production as part of their class and can audition for extra parts also.

Intermediate Drama  Age 11-13yrs. Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm & 5.30-6.30pm, Wednesday 5.30-6.30pm, Thursday 4.30-5.30pm.

(Price $16+GST)

Students learn basics of voice production, improvisation and stage skills. The classes are small so there is lots of individual attention.They take part in our Major production as part of their class and can audition for extra parts also. They compete in our annual Theatre Sports Competition, the Speech & Drama competitions and can sit Trinity College Exams at the end of the year.  All classes place a focus on creativity, confidence and communication.

Senior Drama  Age 13-15yrs. Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm, Thursday 5.30-6.30pm 

(Price $17.50+GST)

These classes build on skills in Improvisation, Acting and Speaking. The classes are small so there is lots of individual attention. Students work on poetry, prose and plays, take part in our Theatre sports and Major Senior Production as part of their class and they can audition for extra parts as well.  All classes include background theory necessary for Trinity College exams and place importance on personal growth as well as stage skills being gained.

Advanced Senior Drama  Age 15-18yrs.  Wednesdays & Thursdays Various times.

(Price $21+GST)

1hr long Trios or 40min Pairs lessons designed to focus on each students’ strengths and weaknesses in Speech, Communication, Acting  and Theatre Skills.  All advanced seniors take part in our Major production as part of a show class and can audition for extra parts also. Students can attend specialty classes as part of their course, sit Trinity College exams to Diploma level, present work in Senior Recitals and gain experience teaching and directing.   These are lessons which cater to the specific goals of the students.

Private Half Hour Drama Classes  Various times available, please enquire.

(Price $28+GST )

These private sessions are designed to focus on the students’ personal strengths and weaknesses in Speech, Communication, Acting  and Theatre Skills. Students can opt to sit Trinity College exams to Diploma level, present work in our Recitals and opt to audition for roles in our Major Productions.  These are lessons which cater to the specific goals of the student, they can be booked across a term or individually as students require.

Singing Options

Junior Glee Club Singing - Age 5-8yrs. Monday 3.45-4.30pm

(Price $9.50+GST)  This class is currently on hold until 2021

An introduction to music and voice.  This is not your average Choir, the kids learn musicality, technique and breathing all with fun songs they know staged and performed.  The year includes being part of the Major Production as well as other recital opportunities.

Combined Junior Glee Club Singing - Age 5-10yrs. Tuesday 3.45-4.30pm 

(Price $10+GST)

An introduction to music and voice.  This is not your average Choir, the kids learn musicality, technique and breathing all with fun songs they know staged and performed.  The year includes being part of the Major Production as well as other recital opportunities.

Intermediate Glee Club Singing - Age 10-13yrs. Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm

(Price $10.50+GST)

Designed to build confidence and teach good vocal skills in breathing, technique, harmony singing as well as some solo performance.  This is a fun and up-beat group using songs the kids know, set to choreographed movement.  Student get the chance to perform at local events and be part of the Major Senior Production.  Experience with radio and hand held microphones and solo singing is included.

Senior Singing Group  - Age 13-18yrs. Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm

(Price $11+GST)

A young adult singing group with a strong focus on vocal skill and musicality.  Students continue to learn and improve their technique and ear for harmonies and musical dynamics.  Student get the chance to perform at local events and be part of the Major Senior Production.  Experience with radio and hand held microphones and solo singing is included.

Private Singing Lessons.- Monday (Juniors only), Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, various times.

(Price: Solo - $28+GST   As part of a pair - $16+GST )

Half hour sessions For solo singers who wish to fine tune their technique and improve their range and singing style.  Can be taken as a solo lesson or as a pair, sharing the cost with another.  Excellent when paired with membership in one of our Glee groups where you will get to use the skills you build.  Involvement with Major production if you wish and exams available as an option.


Dance Options

Tap Dancing

Juniors - Ages 5-8yrs. Monday 4.30-5.15pm (Price $11+GST)

Intermediate - Ages 9-11 Monday 5.15-6pm (Price $11.50+GST)

Senior Tap - 10-18yrs. Monday 6-7pm (Price $12.50+GST)

Our tap classes focus on tap technique, rhythms and expressions, following the lines of traditional American and English styling, but also incorporating our own HSPA flair. Our younger tap classes use listening to identify patterns and rhythms, focusing on beats and strength, whilst our intermediate and senior classes work on building ankle strength, learning time-steps and shuffling patterns, and working at a moderate to high pace to complete sections. Tap is examined internally at HSPA. Our tap classes always feature in our annual show. 

Junior Jazz & Contemporaray Foundation Class

Junior Foundation Class - Ages 5-8yrs. Wednesday 3.45-4.30pm (Price $11+GST)

An introduction dance class designed to teach all of the basics of dance to set your young one sup to pursue Jazz or Contmeporary Dance.  The Exams are in Jazz because the Contemporary syllabus does not begin until Upper Junior level.  This is the class for your young dancer who is not quite sure which style of dance they wish to be doing just yet.

Jazz Dancing

Upper Junior Jazz - 8-10yrs ($11.25+GST)

Intermediates - Ages 11-12yrs. Wednesday 4.30-5.30pm (Price $11.50+GST)

Seniors - Ages 12-18yrs. Wednesday 6-7pm (Price $12.50+GST)

Our popular Jazz sessions are fast-paced, busy classes which work on many of the principles of dance including pointing, line-work and crossing the midline (at a junior level) and flexibility, leaps and turns (at a senior level). We work on all forms of Jazz, leading back to 1920s cabaret, to mid-century rock 'n roll, to modern contemporary styles.  These classes are examined through Dance NZ Made (DNZM) once a year, and partake in the annual show.


Contemporary Lyrical Dancing

Upper Juniors - Ages 7-9yrs. Friday 4.30-5.15pm ( $11.25+GST)

Intermediates - Ages 9-12yrs. Friday 5.15-6.15pm ($11.50+GST)


Seniors - Ages 12-18yrs. Friday 6.15-7.15pm (Price $12.50+GST)

Advanced Seniors (For more experienced dancers) - 12-18yrs Friday 7.15-8.15pm (Price $12.50+GST)

A newer form of dance, our contemporary classes are lyrical and modern. This genre works with unusual timings and is very expressive. Contemporary dance traditionally asks students to dance outside the box; incorporating floorwork, rolls, leaps and turns. We aim to teach the fundamentals of flexibility training, ensuring this is done safely. These classes are examined through Dance NZ Made (DNZM) once a year, and partake in the annual show.


Hip-Hop Dancing 

Junior - Ages 5-7yrs. Thursday 3.45-4.30pm (Price $11+GST)

Upper Junior - Ages 8-10yrs. Thursday 4.45-5.30pm (Price $11.25+GST)

Intermediate - Ages 10-13yrs. Thursday 5.30-6.30pm (Price $11.50+GST)

Senior - Ages 12-18yrs. Thursday 6.30-7.30pm (Price $12.50+GST)

Our Hip Hop classes are a combination of modern, world-inspired hip hop and 'old skool' styles, drawing from the many sub-genres of hip hop including tutting and poly-swag. In class, we look at strength, grounding and balance, along with the core HSPA principles of gaining confidence and having fun. Our choreography and music choices vary depending on what we are working on term-to-term, and are always child-friendly. In the past, our Hip Hop students have performed and competed at various events locally. These classes are examined through Dance NZ Made (DNZM) once a year, and partake in the annual show.


Musical Theatre Options

Junior Musical Theatre Class Friday 3.45-4.30pm

(Price: $10+GST)

Primary aged combo class for students wishing to try their hand and drama, singing and dance in one fun class.  The perfect companion class for students who already study one discipline and would like some exposure to the other genres to build their confidence in preparation for taking part in our annual Musical Theatre shows.  Trinity Musical Theatre Exam options.  This class will present work in the Junior Show.

Senior Musical Theatre Class Monday 7-8pm

(Price: $12+GST)

Intermediate & High School combo class for students wishing to try their hand and drama, singing and dance in one fun class.  The perfect companion class for students who already study one discipline and would like some exposure to the other genres to build their confidence in preparation for taking part in our annual Senior Musical Theatre show.  Trinity Musical Theatre Exam options.  This class will present work in the Senior Show.



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