Acting Up! (3rd – 6th)

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. Auditions will be held for Acting Up! and Acting Up! Sr. to determine placement for the student.

Acting Up! Sr. (3rd-7th)

Acting Up! Sr. is designed for upper elementary students with previous experience in theatre. This group will challenge students to reach new barriers in their skill set. They will be pushed in character development, choreography, voice projection, and working with props and a set. This program will teach spatial awareness on the stage and give students the confidence to explore their growing talents. At the end of the program, students will showcase their new abilities on the stage. Auditions will be held for Acting Up! and Acting Up! Sr. to determine placement for the student.

Frozen Jr. – 2022 Fall Production

The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Class Schedule

Grades 3rd – 6th grades (Acting Up!)
3rd – 7th grades (Acting Up! Sr.)
Placement Videos Due Friday, August 12, 2022 – 1-minute song for placement to appropriate ability group
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Starts Tuesdays, August 23, 2022 / Thursdays, August 25, 2022 (only one class per week)
Time Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00pm / Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm (only one class per week)
Performance(s) November 4-6, 2022 / November 11-13, 2022 (only one weekend per group)
Director Heather 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).

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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 2022: Matilda Jr.

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

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