Classes


Term One is open for enrolment!

Term One Dates -Monday January 31st - Thursday April 14

We accept enrollments in the first three weeks of each new term and welcome trials.

To trial a class, please register for the class by clicking below, then come along and try your first lesson.

If it isn't right for you, just let us know in the first two weeks and we will remove you from the class.

There is no commitment for the term as long as you let us know after your first class!

All Classes held at our premises: 62 Ashley Street, Rangiora.

2022 Prices are listed here at a per/week rate and they do not include GST. They are payable on a Term Invoice but can be paid in installments. These classes are eligible for WINZ funding.

Drama Options

Preschool / New Entrant Drama & Music Age:3.5 - 5yrs. Monday & Tuesday 3.45-4.30pm

(Price $14+GST) 6-8 Students per class

These classes cover creativity, communication, poetry, characterization, physicality, simple singing and music among other things and are very popular. The small classes are aimed at helping young children adapt to a classroom environment and being able to share their ideas, work creatively with others, have confidence to speak up, engage with music and song and communicate clearly. This is also a popular class at channelling energy from bright and energetic youngsters who need an outlet as well as recognition for their creative flare. The students all get to take part in our Major Production as part of their class

Junior Drama Age 6-9yrs. Monday 4.30 - 5.30pm, Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm

(Price $17+GST) Up to 8 Students per class

Upper Junior Drama Age 9-11yrs. Monday 5.30-6.30pm, Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm, Wednesday 4.30-5.30pm, Friday 3.30-4.30pm

(Price $17+GST) Up to 8 Students per class

Our Junior and Upper Junior drama classes cover creativity, communication, poetry, characterisation among other things and are very popular. The classes are small so there is lots of individual attention. As they grow they can opt to sit Trinity College speech or communication exams and enter the ChCh speech and drama competitions. The students all get to take part in our Major Production as part of their class and can audition for extra parts also.

Intermediate Drama Age 11-13yrs. Monday 5.30-6.30pm, Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm & 4.30-5.30pm , Thursday 4.30-5.30pm, Friday 4.30-5.30pm

(Price $17.90+GST) Up to 6 Students per class

Students learn basics of voice production, improvisation and stage skills. The classes are small so there is lots of individual attention.They take part in our Major production as part of their class and can audition for extra parts also. They compete in our annual Theatre Sports Competition, the Speech & Drama competitions and can sit Trinity College Exams at the end of the year. All classes place a focus on creativity, confidence and communication.

Senior Drama Age 13-15yrs. Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm & 5.30-6.30pm, Thursday 5.30-6.30pm

(Price $19.50+GST) Up to 6 Students per class

These classes build on skills in Improvisation, Acting and Speaking. The classes are small so there is lots of individual attention. Students work on poetry, prose and plays, take part in our Theatre sports and Major Senior Production as part of their class and they can audition for extra parts as well. All classes include background theory necessary for Trinity College exams and place importance on personal growth as well as stage skills being gained.

Advanced Senior Drama Age 15-18yrs. Wednesdays, & Thursdays Various times.

(Price $23.30+GST)

1hr long Trios or 40min Pairs lessons designed to focus on each students’ strengths and weaknesses in Speech, Communication, Acting and Theatre Skills. All advanced seniors take part in our Major production as part of a show class and can audition for extra parts also. Students can attend specialty classes as part of their course, sit Trinity College exams to Diploma level, present work in Senior Recitals and gain experience teaching and directing. These are lessons which cater to the specific goals of the students.

Private Half Hour Drama Classes Various times available, please enquire.

(Price $30+GST )

These private sessions are designed to focus on the students’ personal strengths and weaknesses in Speech, Communication, Acting and Theatre Skills. Students can opt to sit Trinity College exams to Diploma level, present work in our Recitals and opt to audition for roles in our Major Productions. These are lessons which cater to the specific goals of the student, they can be booked across a term or individually as students require. Please email dale@hspa.co.nz to enquire.


Singing Options

Combined Junior Glee Club Singing - Age 5-9yrs. Tuesday 3.45-4.30pm

(Price $11.30+GST)

An introduction to music and voice. This is not your average Choir, the kids learn musicality, technique and breathing all with fun songs they know staged and performed. The year includes being part of the Major Production as well as other recital opportunities.

Intermediate Glee Club Singing - Age 10-13yrs. Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm

(Price $11.80+GST)

Designed to build confidence and teach good vocal skills in breathing, technique, harmony singing as well as some solo performance. This is a fun and up-beat group using songs the kids know, set to choreographed movement. Student get the chance to perform at local events and be part of the Major Senior Production. Experience with radio and hand held microphones and solo singing is included.

Senior Singing Group - Age 13-18yrs. Friday 5.30-6.30pm

(Price $13.30+GST)

A young adult singing group with a strong focus on vocal skill and musicality. Students continue to learn and improve their technique and ear for harmonies and musical dynamics. Student get the chance to perform at local events and be part of the Major Senior Production. Experience with radio and hand held microphones and solo singing is included.

Private Singing Lessons.- Weekdays at various times.

(Price: Solo Half Hour - $30+GST As part of a pair - $18+GST . Solo 45min for Seniors $43+GST)

Half hour sessions For solo singers who wish to fine tune their technique and improve their range and singing style. Can be taken as a solo lesson or as a pair, sharing the cost with another. Excellent when paired with membership in one of our Glee groups where you will get to use the skills you build. Involvement with Major production if you wish and exams available as an option. Senior Exam students must take a 45min slot.


Dance Options

Tap Dancing

Juniors - Ages 5-8yrs. Monday 4.30-5.15pm (Price $12.40+GST)

Intermediates - Ages 9-12 Monday 5.15-6.15pm (Price $12.90+GST)

Senior Tap -Ages 12-18yrs. Monday 6.15-7.15pm (Price $14+GST)

Our tap classes focus on tap technique, rhythms and expressions, following the lines of traditional American and English styling, but also incorporating our own HSPA flair. Our younger tap classes use listening to identify patterns and rhythms, focusing on beats and strength, whilst our intermediate and senior classes work on building ankle strength, learning time-steps and shuffling patterns, and working at a moderate to high pace to complete sections. Tap is examined internally at HSPA. Our tap classes always feature in our annual show.

Junior Dance Foundation Class

Junior Foundation Class - Ages 5-8yrs. Wednesday 3.45-4.30pm (Price $12.40+GST)

An introduction dance class designed to teach all of the basics of dance to set your young ones up to pursue Jazz, Hip Hop or Contemporary Dance. The Exams are in Jazz because this syllabus represents the most versatile and all encompassing syllabus from which to spring into other dance forms. This is the class for your young dancer who is not quite sure which style of dance they wish to be doing just yet.

Jazz Dancing

Upper Junior/Intermediates - Ages 8-11yrs Wed 4.30-5.15pm ($12.60+GST)

Seniors - Ages 12-15yrs. Wednesday 5.30-6.30pm (Price $14+GST)

Advanced Seniors - Ages 13-18yrs. Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm (Price $15.50+GST)

Our popular Jazz sessions are fast-paced, busy classes which work on many of the principles of dance including pointing, line-work and crossing the midline (at a junior level) and flexibility, leaps and turns (at a senior level). We work on all forms of Jazz, leading back to 1920s cabaret, to mid-century rock 'n roll, to modern contemporary styles. These classes are examined through Dance NZ Made (DNZM) once a year, and partake in the annual show.

Contemporary Lyrical Dancing

Upper Juniors - Ages 8-10yrs. Friday 3.45-4.30pm ( $12.60+GST)

Intermediates - Ages 11-13yrs. Friday 4.30-5.30pm ($12.90+GST)

Seniors - Ages 12-18yrs. Friday 6.30-7.30pm (Price $14+GST)

Advanced Seniors (For more experienced dancers) -Ages 12-18yrs Friday 7.30-8.30pm (Price $15.50+GST)

A newer form of dance, our contemporary classes are lyrical and modern. This genre works with unusual timings and is very expressive. Contemporary dance traditionally asks students to dance outside the box; incorporating floorwork, rolls, leaps and turns. We aim to teach the fundamentals of flexibility training, ensuring this is done safely. These classes are examined through Dance NZ Made (DNZM) once a year, and partake in the annual show.

Hip-Hop Dancing

Juniors - Ages 5-7yrs. Thursday 3.45-4.30pm (Price $12.40+GST)

Upper Juniors - Ages 8-10yrs. Thursday 4.30-5.15pm (Price $12.60+GST)

Intermediates - Ages 10-13yrs. Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm (Price $12.90+GST)

Seniors - Ages 12-18yrs. Thursday 6.30-7.30pm (Price $14+GST)

Advanced Seniors (For more experienced dancers) - Ages12-18yrs Wednesday 7.30-8.30pm (Price $15.50+GST)

Our Hip Hop classes are a combination of modern, world-inspired hip hop and 'old skool' styles, drawing from the many sub-genres of hip hop including tutting and poly-swag. In class, we look at strength, grounding and balance, along with the core HSPA principles of gaining confidence and having fun. Our choreography and music choices vary depending on what we are working on term-to-term, and are always child-friendly. In the past, our Hip Hop students have performed and competed at various events locally. These classes are examined through Dance NZ Made (DNZM) once a year, and partake in the annual show.

Private Dance Lessons.- Tuesday or Wedesday evenings

(Price: Solo - $30+GST As part of a pair - $18+GST )

Half hour sessions For solo dancers who wish to fine tune their technique, focus on specifics, and improve their dance generally. Can be taken as a solo lesson or as a pair, sharing the cost with another. Excellent when paired with membership in one of our dance groups where you will get to use the skills you build. Involvement with Major production if you wish and exams available as an option.

Dance Technique

Junior Refine - Ages 8-12yrs Tuesday 7.30-8.30pm (Price $10+GST)

Senior Refine - Ages 12-8yrs Thursday 7.30-8.30pm (Price $12+GST)

A companion class for anyone taking a dance class. Focus on building strength, balance, working on technique for turns and leaps and anything that the dancers in the classes require to improve their performance on stage and in exams.

Musical Theatre Options

Junior Musical Theatre Class Ages 7-10yrs Monday 3.45-4.30pm

(Price: $11.30+GST)

Primary aged combo class for students wishing to try their hand and drama, singing and dance in one fun class. The perfect companion class for students who already study one discipline and would like some exposure to the other genres to build their confidence in preparation for auditioning and taking part in our annual Musical Theatre shows. Trinity Musical Theatre Exam options. This class will present work in the Junior Show.

Intermediate Musical Theatre Class Ages 11-13yrs Thursday 5.30-6.30pm

(Price: $12.40+GST)

Intermediate aged combo class for students wishing to try their hand and drama, singing and dance in one fun class. The perfect companion class for students who already study one discipline and would like some exposure to the other genres to build their confidence in preparation for auditioning and taking part in our annual Musical Theatre shows. Trinity Musical Theatre Exam options. This class will present work in the Intermediate /Senior Show.

Senior Musical Theatre Class Ages 14+ Monday 7.15-8.30pm

(Price: $13.30+GST)

Intermediate & High School combo class for students wishing to try their hand and drama, singing and dance in one fun class. The perfect companion class for students who already study one discipline and would like some exposure to the other genres to build their confidence in preparation for auditioning and taking part in our annual Senior Musical Theatre show. Trinity Musical Theatre Exam options. This class will present work in the Intermediate /Senior Show.

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