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 16th April 2018.  Next production will be excerpts from Annie and our version of The Addams Family.  Performance on July 15th at 5pm, Hammer Hall.  We need someone tall to play Lurch.  No dialogue – mainly walking on and off, plus a sword fight!

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 and also a variety show with plenty of opportunities for dance. 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 Chichester Dance Festival, the Adult Tap, “Mexican” and “Ode to Autumn” groups all won their sections with 87 marks. Anna won the Lombard Cup with 88 marks.  At the Hampshire Festival, the Junior Aggregate Cup was won by Toula, the Inter Aggregate Cup was shared by Shakira and Tia and the Senior Aggregate Cup by Sophie. Anna and Martha shared the Highest Mark Lyrical Trophy. Isobel and Toula won the Highest Classical Duet 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 fourth 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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