Welcome to Haslemere Performing Arts
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 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 9th January 2017. Next production will be in July. Please get in touch for details.
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. Pupils had the opportunity to dance at Saddler’s Wells in November at the Mardis Gras Challenge and performed to a very high standard. At the British Arts Awards National Finals held in London, pupils competed with dancers from all over the country. In the Groups Section, Bake Off, May Day and Power of Technology won 1st places, Stars and Glitter, Acts of Kindness and Ballet Group all won 2nd places whilst Ghost won a third place. Terrible Things came joint first in the Bush Trophy award. In the Solo Character Section, Darcy Adams, Tia Alleyne, Isobel Kidd and Maryam Likohugu all achieved first place. In the Solo Lyrical section, Maryam was awarded second place whilst Tia Alleyne and Martha Woods achieved third places. Toula Brockett came third in the Solo Modern Class. First places were also awarded to Darcy Adams & Sophie Weekes (Lyrical Duet), Toula Brockett & Isobel Kidd (Song and Dance Duet) and Frey Jennings & Lyla Foreman (Character Duet). Second places went to Darcy Adams & Sophie Weekes (Character Duet), Shakira Alleyne & Anna MacKinnon (Ballet Duet) and Amy Taylor-Eardley & Emma Taylor-Eardley (Acrobatic Duet). In addition, Sophie Weekes was awarded the Charlotte Gorman Trophy. Maryam Likohugu won the Senior Novice All-Round Award. At The Guildford Festival, Sophie Weekes won the Senior Classical Aggregate Trophy. Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow won the Classical Trio Highest Mark Trophy. The All England qualifying dances were Acts of Kindness, Bake Off and Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow. Meanwhile at the Hampshire Festival, Acts of Kindness won the trophy for highest mark in the Classical Group Section and Tia Alleyne won the Most Promising Trophy for her age group. 90 marks were awarded to Tia’s Modern, Sophie Weekes’ Lyrical and Anna & Tia’s Acro Duet. Finally, congratulations to our ex-pupil, Jerome Barnes. He has just finished his second year at the Royal Ballet School and danced with the Royal Ballet Company on their tour of Japan. Sofia Zaman, following end of year assessments has been offered a place at the Royal Ballet School for a second year. Good luck to Fiona Johnston and Grace Jenner who are going to Ballet West to do a degree in ballet. Thomas Houghton will be performing as a Lost Boy in The Haslemere Pantomime and Alana Cantan, Paige Hughes, Amy and Emma Taylor-Eardley also successfully auditioned to be in the Haslemere Players’ production of ‘The Wizard of Oz‘.