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

Shine Musical Theatre Group

StageShine – Haslemere Performing Arts’ Musical Theatre Group StageShineLogo Mondays at Our Lady of Lourdes 6-13 yr olds : 4.45pm – 6.15pm (£60 per term). Free trial lesson available Classes start back on 24th April 2017.  Next production will be Alice in Wonderland and an excerpt from Guys and Dolls. The production will be on Saturday 15th July at 6pm at the Hardeman Hoyle Memorial Hall in Hammer.

Summer School

Summer school will take place on 24th – 28th July 2017, 31st July – 4th August 2017. 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.  Alana Cantan, Paige Hughes, Amy and Emma Taylor-Eardley will be appearing the Haslemere Players’ production of ‘The Wizard of Oz‘ in March.  At the Chichester Festival in February the school won 6 trophies.  The impressive Adult Tap group won their section trophy with 89 marks.  Congratulations to the choreographer Sheila Johnston, assisted by Tracey Kirkby.  The Junior Greek Group ‘Ode to Autumn’ won the Chichester Greek Cup with 85 marks.  The Senior Greek Group ‘Fruits of the Earth’ won the O’Leary Cup with 87 marks. The Irene Davies National Group Trophy was won with a Mexican Group and gained 88 marks.  Tia Alleyne won the highest modern mark trophy for 11 and 12 year olds with 87 marks, and with her sister Shakira also won the Priory Cup with 88 marks.  Overall pupils gained a total of 37 places, 9 firsts, 10 seconds and 18 thirds against stiff competition from across the south of England.  At the Hampshire Festival the school won 4 trophies.  Sophie Weekes won two trophies for the highest Greek and Lyrical marks respectively.  Anna MacKinnon, Tia Alleyne and Shakira Alleyne won a trophy for the highest classical trio mark and the group ‘Human Trafficking’ won a trophy for the highest marked Classical group, cleverly choreographed by Laura Amer.  We are also delighted to hear that Sofia Zaman has gained a third year at The Royal Ballet Junior School, White Lodge.

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