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 are open for Term Four!

 We are pleased to welcome new students for Term Four! 


For 2023 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.

2023 times are online now!


2022 Honours Board!!

We are so proud of all of our 2022 Scholarship recipients, whome we celebrated on Deceomber 2022 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. 

Lucy Ross

Tony Mounce Mortgages Junior Scholarship

Pictured here with Dale Hartley-Brown

Tommy Baldwin

North Canterbury Musicals Intermediate Scholarship

Pictured here with Dale Hartley-Brown

Rebecca O'Mahony

HSPA Senior Scholarship

Picutred here with Dale Hartley-Brown

ZOe Mitchell

Bruce Family Personal Growth Scholarship

Pictured here with  sponsor Erin Bruce

Oliver Burns

Winner of the Brandts Giesen McCormick Laywers

Major Senior Scholarship

Pictured here with Dale Hartley-Brown

Congratulations to our Two Trinity College Diploma recipients for 2022.  

Michelle O'Brien ATCL

Well done to Michelle for achieving her Trinity College Speech & Drama Diploma with Distinction in December 2022!

Lilly Williams ATCL

Well done to Lily for achieving her Trinity College Speech & Drama Diploma in December 2022!