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.

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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 have opened for Term Four

Term Two Dates Mon October 18 - Friday December 10

If you are not sure what we offer, please select 'Classes' top left & browse all of our classes for 2021.

If you already know what you'd like to sign up for you can go straight to registration by clicking this button below.


Check out our popular School holiday event:

Performing Arts Summer Camp.

Click the image below and read all about it!!

For 2021 we have classes in:

  • Speech & Drama - Competitions & Trinity College Exams available. New Tutors in Junior Dept.

  • 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

  • Jazz Dance - Performance based group. DNZM Tests available

  • Junior, Intermediate & Senior Glee Clubs - Performance based singing groups.

  • Musical Theatre - a combo class in singing, dance and acting. New age group Classes!

  • Private Singing and Private Drama lessons - Solo and in pairs. New additional Tutor!

  • Preschool Musical Thearte Combo Classes - This class is currently on hold. It will start when numbers allow.

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

Our Dance students can sit Levels through DNZM or NZAMD.

2021 times are online now!


We are proud of our 2021 Theatresports winners!!

Congratulations to everyone who performed at our HSPA 2021 Annual Theatresports Play Off event.

The Improv performers were outstanding and very entertaining. The dancing and singing were top notch.

Our MC Ciaran was in fine form and our Judges were epic.

Winning the North Canterbury Musicals Intermediate trophy was 'The Let Downs'.

Winning the Fools of Desire Senior Trophy was 'Did You Remember the Script?"

Winning Player of the night was Keira-Lee McLachlan.

Judges - Logan, Kitty & Bryony.

We had so much fun running this event and everyone left with a smile on their faces.

Well done everyone!.