402 Oakfield Dr Brandon, FL 33511

Acting Up! (3rd – 8th)

Acting Up! is designed for upper elementary students with or without experience in theatre. Students will learn to work collaboratively, learn the art of stage character & development, choreography, voice projection while singing and speaking, props, and working with a set. This program begins developing body awareness on stage and giving the confidence to express themselves. 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.

Camp Rock – Spring 2024 Production

A classic story of rivalry and power, Disney’s Camp Rock The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock’s very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown!

There will be two different days for Disney’s Camp Rock The Musical Tuesdays from 6-8pm and Thursdays from 5-7pm. Please register for the night that works best for your family!


Class Schedule

Grades 3rd – 8th grades

Tuesdays, January 16, 2024 OR Thursdays, January 18, 2024 (only one class per week)

Tuesday Night is on a WAIT LIST. Please join so we can contact you if a spot becomes available.

Time Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm OR Thursdays, 5:00-7:00pm (only one class per week)

April 19-21, 2024  (TUESDAY NIGHTS)

April 26-28, 2024 (THURSDAY NIGHTS)

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
By registering myself and/or my student(s) as a participant in FAOPA productions, I agree that my child/ren and/or I may be interviewed, photographed or videotaped during rehearsals or performances and that these interviews, videos, or photographs may be used in promotional materials or social media or on the website for public release.
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 – Fall 2023: Finding Nemo Jr.

Past Production – Spring 2023: Descendants the Musical

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