Haslemere Performing Arts – Dance Classes in Haslemere

A few parents have expressed concern that classes were being held in contravention of the Covid-19 regulations. We follow the guidance given by the official Government website and that of the various dance exam boards. At the time of writing, Dance classes for under 18s in Tiers 1, 2 & 3 are allowed. Since we are now in Tier 4, all classes must stop. However, dance classes which are part of a school’s official curriculum (not after-school classes) may continue.

More in hope than certainty, all dates are provisional. Please check this page when necessary.
We will also email everyone with any changes as well as posting on Facebook.

WEEKDAY CLASSES begin on Wednesday 6th January. WORKSHOPS will begin on Saturday 9th January. We will endeavour to have an eleven week term to make up for any classes lost during the Autumn Term.

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 : 5.00pm – 6.15pm (£65 per term). Free trial lesson available Classes start back on 11th January 2021.  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.  Summer School 2021 form will follow soon.


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. See the FESTIVALS PAGE for details.


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) is now a Soloist with Scottish Ballet. (See our Facebook page.)

Sofia Z continues training at the English National Ballet School.

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

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