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

Shine Musical Theatre Group

StageShine – Haslemere Performing Arts’ Musical Theatre Group StageShineLogo 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 12th September 2016. Congratulations on a wonderful production of a Prequel to the story of Shrek, followed by our version of the Shrek story. Next production will be a pantomime review (with mince pies!).  Date t.b.c.

Summer School

Summer school will take place on 25th – 29th July 2016, 1st – 5th August 2016. We will be performing a musical in a week. Please email us for details/booking.  Please email us for details.


As usual, HPA has continued to achieve outstanding success in dance competitions and examinations. 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.

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