Welcome to HSPA

Performing Arts skills - setting you up for a confident life!

The School's Founder:  Dale Hartley-Brown B.A., L.T.C.L

Hi, I'm Dale, I am a Wife and Mother of two children and through my school I offer a wide range of Performing Arts classes in Acting, Singing  and Dance skills for children as well as  adults in the Rangiora and North Canterbury area.  I am both an experienced performer and teacher of performing arts.

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 collaborative school and workspaces, the ability to speak out, work well with others, be creative, deal with pressure, meet deadlines and generally be confident, are all attributes that are increasingly valuable.  

My school presents two major Children's Musical-Theatre Stage shows each year and offers examination in Speech & Drama, Singing and Dance.  This gives my students a fun, confidence building environment in which to follow their dreams.

I am glad to offer a safe space for people to find these strengths.

Dale Hartley-Brown

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.

Browse this website to see what our classes can offer! 

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

Enrolments open for Three Two Classes are OPEN!!

Read about our many options and enrol here: Classes 

Check out our Intermediate and Senior Production!

Click the image below to go to our ticket booking site.

Performing Arts Winter Camp! -

Yes we are running thsis super popular School Holiday event again this winter.  Find out more Here


For 2024 we have classes in:

Our students can sit Speech & Drama, Musical Theatre &  Singing exams through Trinity College, London.  

Our Dance students can sit Levels through DNZM or NZAMD.

2024 times are online now!


2023 Honours Board!!

We are so proud of all of our 2023 Scholarship recipients, whome we celebrated on December 2023 at our Prizegiving event.  

They are all amazing student who work very hard and we are proud to have them represent both HSPA and the wonderful businesses and families who sponsor these awards. 

Georgia Simpson

Stevens Excavations Junior Scholarship

Pictured here with Indie and Andy Stevens.

Jodie Fayen

HSPA Intermediate Scholarship

Pictured here with Dale Hartley-Brown

Lani Errington

Oliver Burns Senior Scholarship

Pictured here with Charlotte and Chris Burns

Zanzi Coleman

Bruce Family Personal Growth Scholarship

Pictured here with  sponsor Erin Bruce

Cassia Hendriks

Winner of the North Canterbury Musicals

Major Senior Scholarship

Pictured here with NCMS PResident Leanne O'Mahony

Congratulations to our Four Trinity College Diploma recipients for 2023.  

Lucas Waghorn & Oliver Burns

Speech & Drama Diploma

Well done to both of these stunning performers  for achieving their Trinity College Speech & Drama Diplomain December 2023!

Madison Tull & Meg Kirwan

Musical Theatre Diploma

Well done to bothof these 'triple threat' performers for achieving their Trinity College Musical Theatre Diplomas in December 2023!