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Busy start to the year!

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

Wow! Where have the first 3 months gone? I know they say time goes faster when you're having fun, but this is ridiculous. We have had a great first quarter of the year here at Hatton's, with Pantomime fun, Workshops, Competitions, Move It, as well as all our usual classes and getting ready for our annual school show in April. Take a look below at some of the fun things we have been getting up to recently.

Step in Time!

We started the year with a successful run of our pantomime 'Step in Time'. Our annual pantomime is always a great way to kick off the year with lots of laughter both in rehearsals and on the stage.

Cast of 'Step in Time' 2019

Step in Time was based on the story of Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers and tells the tale of a magical nanny who comes to help the Banks family. Hatton's panto's are well known for their humour and musical numbers and this year was no disappointment, with a wise cracking umbrella, officer Crabtree and Fanny the cook keeping everyone in line.

Good Bye & Good Luck!

One of the most exciting parts of being a successful performing arts school, is getting to watch our pupils go on to jobs in the business.

In January, we waved off Chelsey Stubbs as she embarks on her 1 year contract singing for Warner Hotels in the Isle of Wight. Chelsey attended Hatton's for over 6 years and in her last 3 years she studied on our BTEC course with Hatton College.

It's always sad to see members of our Hatton's family leave, but we are always proud and we wish Chelsey all the best.


Our juniors after a sweaty class with Gracie Gledhill

A big part of teaching our students to become versatile performers is giving them the opportunity to learn from professionals out in the industry.

So far in 2019 we have had workshops from Mark Webb, Gracie Gledhill & Phil Birchall.

Competition Fun!

Queen Bee

Our competition teams have been out at several different competitions in the last few months with lots of successful results.

The competitions are great for the dancers as it gives them the opportunity to perform their team dances as well as solo's & mini teams, such as duets or trio's.

We always like to give our students as much opportunity to perform as possible, not only because they love it, but because it helps create versatile and confident performers.

Move It!

School Principal Julie Hatton catches up with her dancing heroes, Brian Rogers & Alan Harding

After a successful year, exhibiting and performing as a school at 2018's Move It, we decided this year to head down and soak up the full experience as spectators. Our students got to meet some of the dancers that they admire in the industry, as well as taking lots of different workshops from them.

Whilst at Move It, we also got chance to catch up with some of our past pupils that are currently attending stage schools throughout the country. Jess Blogg, Euwan Wood, Macy Gill, Bailey Muir & Maisie Randle were all chosen to perform in pieces for their current stage schools.

It is an amazing feeling to see our pupils out in the world, representing Scarborough and carrying on adding to the skills they learned at our school.

What's next?

Things never stop at HSPA and as I write this we are currently preparing for our annual school production. Every year we put on a full school show, which enables all of our students to participate and show the progress they are making in their classes.

This year the show is called 'Hooked on Musicals' and, as you may have guessed, will bring you songs and dances from all the new and current musicals currently on West End & Broadway.

Tickets are available now for 'Hooked on Musicals' however with this being our annual school show they will sell out quickly.


May 2019

Fri 3rd: 7.30pm | Sat 4th: 7.30pm | Sun 5th: 2pm

£9 Adult | £8.50 Concessions

To purchase tickets


Box Office Tel: 01723 506750

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