402 Oakfield Dr Brandon, FL 33511

Acting Up! Jr. (K-2nd/3rd)

Acting Up! Jr. is an exciting, interactive class that is perfect for our littlest thespians, with or without experience! Students will learn the art of stage character & development, movement, voice projection, basic props, and a simple set. This group helps students find self-confidence and develop public speaking skills. Acting Up! Jr. encourages students to explore their curiosity and creativity. At the end of the program, students will showcase their new abilities on the stage.

Sibling discounts and multiple program discounts available. For information on scholarships and payment plans, please contact Academy Director, Danielle at She can assist you with financial needs and questions.

Winnie the Pooh KIDS – Fall 2023 Production

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks.


Class Schedule

Grades Kindergarten – 2nd / 3rd
Starts Tuesdays, August 15, 2023; No class on October 31
Time Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm
Tech Dates November 14: 3:30-7pm; November 16: 3:30-7pm
Performance(s) November 17-18, 2023
Director(s) Heather Ochalek and Kathryn Ochalek
Total Program Fee $275.00
Payment and Refund Policy

All monies paid toward Florida Academy of Performing Arts programs are non-refundable. If special circumstances force a student to drop out before the end of the program, the program fee will be pro-rated and the balance will be held as credit on your account to be used for merchandise or other programs. Classes canceled by an instructor will be rescheduled (usually by adding a week to the program).

Social Media Release Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy

FAOPA has instituted policies and procedures to combat bullying and bullying behavior, which may include but not be limited to name calling, harassment of another student causing physical or verbal harm, and any negative behavior that is repetitive and intentional. While FAOPA will not tolerate bullying of any kind, all incidents will be evaluated individually to determine a resolution. If any incident warrants the removal of the child from the program, we will not issue a refund and special consideration will need to be made to allow the child to participate in future FAOPA programs.

Past Production – Spring 2023: The Lion King Experience KIDS

Past Production – Fall 2022: The Jungle Books KIDS

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