Haslemere Performing Arts – Dance Classes in Haslemere

Once the government have finalised regulations regarding dance studios, there will be a number of conditions applicable to students attending classes as well as for the various halls and dance teachers themselves. Full details will be emailed to parents once we have them – hopefully before the start of September! One condition may be that each student will need to bring their own dance mat (also called yoga mat). There are quite a few websites advertising these and most of the mats are far too expensive. Therefore, please do not buy anything until we know more details. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you haven’t received an email by the start of September.

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

What’s Available

Haslemere Performing Arts provides the opportunity to learn Ballet, TapModern Dance and Streetdance 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  Haslewey 7-14 yr olds : 5.10pm – 6.20pm (£65 per term). Free trial lesson available Classes start back on Monday 14th September 2020.  The next musical production: tbc.

Summer School 2021

The Summer School consists of two one-week courses where students perform our version of a well-known musical. The first week will run from 26th – 30th July 20201.  The second week will run from 2nd – 6th August 2021. The timings will be 10am – 2pm each day with a 3pm performance on the Friday.  Please click here to download a registration form:

SUMMER SCHOOL FORM 2020 Complete & send online.

SUMMER SCHOOL FORM 2020 Print, complete & post


At the Bognor Music Festival:

The Adult Tap Group retained their trophy from last year’s festival with choreography by Sheila and Tracey. Overall, the school gained 14 places against stiff competition.


Hampshire Festival results:

Saskia and Toula won individual cups whilst the Senior Classical Group won a cup for Make A Change. Everyone achieved high marks.


At the British Arts:

It was a big disappointment that the British Arts Finals had to be cancelled since it was a record year for Haslemere Performing Arts who qualified with over fifty dances.


Other Achievements:

Maryam, Saskia and two Senior Groups entered a competition at Ascot. Between them, they achieved a place in every section with Saskia winning the “Most Promising Dancer”.



A number of pupils took part in Online Competitions, recording their dances in scout huts, gardens, on patios, etc. and uploading them. Efa, Isobel C, Francesca, Isobel K, Toula and Saskia were very successful. In the online Hampshire Festival, Toula won “Own Choreography” with 88 marks. Saskia took part in several ‘virtual competitions’ across the country, gaining twelve places in Ballet, Modern and Lyrical. In the Hampshire Online Festival, Saskia gained 2nd place with 90 marks for her Lyrical.

News of recent ex-pupils:

Jerome Barnes (brother of Shakira and Tia) continues as First Artiste with Scottish Ballet.

Shakira continues on her B.A. Performing Arts course at Brighton Academy.

Sofia Z will commence training at the English National Ballet School.

Efa N continues on the Associate Scheme of The Royal Ballet School.

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