Welcome to Haslemere Performing Arts

  Haslemere Performing Arts is a Dance and Musical Theatre school whose Principal is Angela Cantan. The school was first started in 1968 and has grown and developed over the years. There are many lessons run each week with with classes in Fernhurst, Liphook, Beacon Hill and Haslemere.

What’s Available

Haslemere Performing Arts provides the opportunity to learn Ballet, Tap, Modern & Contemporary Dance as well as coaching in Musical Theatre, Pantomime and Vocal Coaching.   The school is focused on developing young children from preschool age all the way to school levers and provides syllabus classes, Fun Workshops for all ages. Some former pupils have returned as fully qualified teachers and now teach. All our teachers and tutors are experienced and qualified and fully CRB checked.   For more details on classes etc. go to the Contacts page

A Big Thank You

Thank you to all the parents who helped with our Fundraising Concert for ‘Challenges’ Charity at Alton, on 2nd December.  We have yet to tally the final count up but it looks again as if we have raised over £250.  We’d like to thank Haslewey for loaning us the premises free of charge so that all money raised went directly to the Charity. We are looking forward to the whole school being together at the Princes’ Hall Theatre Aldershot for our 50th Anniversary Show on 8th July 2018.

Shine Musical Theatre Group

StageShine – Haslemere Performing Arts’ Musical Theatre Group StageShineLogo Mondays at Our Lady of Lourdes 6-13 yr olds : 5.00pm – 6.15pm (£60 per term). Free trial lesson available Classes start back on 8th January 2018.  Next production will be excerpts from Annie and The Addams Family Musical.  Production date in June to be confirmed.

Summer School

Summer school will take place on 30th July – 3rd August 2018, 6th – 10th August 2018. We will be performing a musical in a week. Please email us for details.


As usual, HPA has continued to achieve outstanding success in dance competitions and examinations.  In RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern and Tap exams, the school maintained its track record of 100% gaining Merit or Distinction.  At the British Arts Awards National Finals held in London, pupils competed with dancers from all over the country. In the Group Section, Bake Off, The Prop Box, Evacuees and Mexican Fiesta won first places; Valse Classique, Human Trafficking, Me Before You and On Top of the World gained second places whilst Girl on a Train achieved third place. For individual dances, first places were awarded to Darcy Adams (Modern), Darcy Adams & Sophie Mullee (Modern Duet), Shakira Alleyne & Tia Alleyne (Modern Duet), Martha Woods (Ballet Solo), and Isobel Chatten & Katiana Whatling (Character Duet). Martha Woods also won the Senior Novice All-Rounder award. Achieving second places were Emma Taylor-Eardley (Inter Novice Song & Dance), Tia Alleyne (Modern Solo), Darcy Adams (Senior Lyrical), Martha Woods (Modern Solo) and Sophie Mullee & Maryam Likohugu (Character Duet). Shakira Alleyne and Maryam Likohugu came third with their Lyrical Duet. At the Hampshire Festival, Sophie Weekes won both the highest mark Lyrical Cup and the highest mark Greek,/National Cup.  I’m A Celebrity won the highest mark Classical Trio Cup. At the Guildford Festival, Maryam Likohugu won the National Cup. Finally, congratulations to recent ex-pupils Jerome Barnes  who has been given a full contract with the Scottish Ballet Company, Jessica McCluskey who has just completed a professional West End run of Stepping Out and Sofia Zaman who has been offered a third year at the Royal Ballet White Lodge School following in the footsteps of Jerome Barnes.  On a non-dancing theme, Michelle Breese has just qualified as a doctor.

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