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.
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.
Brand new Theatresports Class for 2024!!!
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For 2024 we have classes in:
Speech & Drama - Competitions & Trinity College Exams available. New Tutors in Senior Dept!
Theatresports group class.
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
Musical Theatre Jazz Dance - Performance based group. NZAMD Grades and Medals available.
Junior, Intermediate & Senior Glee Clubs - Performance based singing groups.
Junior Intermediate & Senior Musical Theatre - a combo class in singing, dance and acting.
Private Singing, Drama and Dance lessons - Solo and in pairs. New additional Tutor!
Preschool Drama & Music Combo Classes
Refine - Dance Technique Class.
Commercial Dance - Fast paced modern dance class for Teens
Dance for the Differently Abled - an Accessible class of mixed genre dance for all ages.
Our students can sit Speech & Drama, Musical Theatre & Singing exams through Trinity College, London.
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.
Stevens Excavations Junior Scholarship
Pictured here with Indie and Andy Stevens.
HSPA Intermediate Scholarship
Pictured here with Dale Hartley-Brown
Oliver Burns Senior Scholarship
Pictured here with Charlotte and Chris Burns
Bruce Family Personal Growth Scholarship
Pictured here with sponsor Erin Bruce
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!