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.

Dale Hartley-Brown

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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 are open for Term Three 2022!!

Term Three Dates Mon July 25 - Friday September 30

If you are not sure what we offer, please select 'Classes' top left & browse all of our classes for 2022.

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 Intermediate & Senior Production of Alice! AnAdventuree In Wonderland

Rangiora Town Hall (School Holidays)

Thurs 14 – Sat 16 July. 2pm Daily, 7.30pm Thurs & Fri

The classic tale of Alice Liddel who falls asleep on the riverbank and dreams of following a rabbit down a rabbit hole. Down the rabbit hole Alice encounters multiple crazy characters from her imagination including the Maddy Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and he evil Queen of Hearts.

Musical Theatre entertainment for the whole family.

Staged by Intermediate & Senior students of Hartley School of Performing Arts

Tickets: $15 & $20 plus booking Discount price for group of 4.

Tickets available at Town Hall Cinemas, over the counter and online. Just click the image to go to the ticketing agent.

Doorsales available

Looking for something fun for your theatrical child to do in the holidays?

Why not check out our Performing Arts Winder Camp, on Monday - Thursday second week of the July holidays. Click the image below to read more about it.


For 2022 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.

  • Junior Intermediate & Senior 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 Drama & Music Classes - Two timeslots available.

  • Refine - Dance Technique Classes - Two age groups.

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

Our Dance students can sit Levels through DNZM or NZAMD.

2022 times are online now!


2022 Honours Board!!

We are so proud of all of our 2022 Scholarship recipients. They are all amazing student who work very hard and we are proud to have them represent boty HSPA and the wonderful businesses and families who sponsor these awards.

Ruby Bosworth

Tony Mounce Mortgages Junior Scholarship

Pictured here with Dale Hartley-Brown

Tyler Waghorn

North Canterbury Musicals Intermediate Scholarship

Pictured here with NCMS Vice President Gavin Bailey.

Ella Putwain-Harris

HSPA Senior Scholarship

Picutred here with Dale Hartley-Brown

Lola Feutz

Bruce Family Personal Growth Scholarship

Pictured here with sponsors Stacey & Liam Bruce

Madison Tull & Summer Payton

Combined winners of the Brandts Giesen McCormick Laywers

Major Senior Scholarship

Pictured here with Dale Hartley-Brown

Congratulations to our Two Trinity College Diploma recipients for 2021.

Hannah Thompson ATCL

Well done to Hannah for achieving her Trinity College Speech & Drama Diploma in November 2021!

Iona Main ATCL

Well done to Iona for achieving her Trinity College Speech & Drama Diploma in November 2021!