402 Oakfield Dr Brandon, FL 33511

Acting Up! (3rd – 7th)

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.

Descendants the Musical – Spring 2023 Production

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical jam-packed with comedy, adventure, Disney characters, and hit songs from the films!

Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost – home of the most infamous villains who ever lived – the teenaged children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island… until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

Class Schedule

Grades 3rd – 7th grades

Tuesdays, January 17, 2023 / Thursdays, January 19, 2023 (only one class per week)

At this moment, only Thursday night is available. If you wish to be put on the waitlist for Tuesday night, please email


Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00pm / Thursdays, 5:00-7:00pm (only one class per week)

At this moment, only Thursday night is available. If you wish to be put on the waitlist for Tuesday night, please email


April 28-30, 2023 (TUESDAY NIGHT)

April 21-23, 2023 (THURSDAY NIGHT)

(only one weekend per group)

Director Heather Ochalek and Kathryn Ochalek
Registration and Costume Fee $50 (includes costumes, alterations, costume makeup, show shirt – You will need to provide undergarments, tights/socks, shoes) (per show fee)
Show Cost $225.00
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 – Fall 2022: Frozen Jr.

Past Production – Spring 2022: Matilda Jr.

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