Haslemere Performing Arts – Dance Classes in Haslemere

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 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 Our Lady of Lourdes 6-13 yr olds : 5.00pm – 6.15pm (£65 per term). Free trial lesson available Classes start back on Monday 7th January 2019.  The production dates are: Sunday 14th July at Liphook Millenium Hall (Keep all day free).  Also Dress rehearsal on Saturday July 13th at Liphook Millenium Hall from 3pm to 7pm.  Some principals may be required on Friday 12th July after 4.30pm.

Summer School 2019

The weekly Summer Schools will tak place on 29th July – 2nd August 2019 and 5th – 9th August 2019. Please click here to download details and application form.


There was no Chichester Festival this year.

At the BOGNOR FESTIVAL, in a very high standard competition, trophies were won by the Adult Tap Group and the Junior Character Group, “In Munchkin Land”. In total, 21 medals were won.

At the HAMPSHIRE FESTIVAL, we achieved 14 First places, 22 Second places, 17 Third places and 10 trophies.

Individual awards

Shakira: Senior Aggregate Cup, Highest Lyrical Cup and Highest Modern Cup.

Maryam: Highest Greek Trophy.

Toula: Highest Junior Aggregate Cup and Highest Junior Ballet Cup.

Isobel and Toula: Junior Classical Duet Trophy.

Saskia: Most Promising Inter/Senior.

Anna and Saskia: Inter/Senior Stage Duet Trophy.

Senior Character Group: Highest Classical Group mark of the festival.

At the BRITISH ARTS SEMI-FINALS, Haslemere Performing Arts pupils qualified in forty four dances for the finals in May in London.


Sofia Zaman is continuing into Year 10 at the Royal Ballet School (White Lodge). Jerome Barnes (brother of Shakira and Tia Alleyne) has been promoted to a First Artist with Scottish Ballet. Lavinia Fitzpatrick has joined Strictly Ballroom – The Musical as a ‘Swing Dancer’. She has also been transformed by Disney animators into a pink flamingo in the new Mary Poppins film. Grace Jennings and Fiona Johnston are continuing their dance training at Ballet West in Scotland. Finally, congratulations to Martha Woods for winning a CATS Scholarship. CATS offers a limited number of scholarships for students of exceptional merit.

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