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F.I.R.E. Competition Team (ages 8 – 18)

We are so excited to announce that beginning August 2023, a new program will begin at Florida Academy of Performing Arts. FAOPA F.I.R.E.stands for Focused Individuals Reaching Excellence. We have created this group as an intermediate competition team who will compete on a more local basis with a musical revue and will also have growing opportunities through workshops and masterclasses at these competitions. This group will focus on harmonizing, embodying a character, dance, acting though song, and putting together a piece as a unified team on a competitive level.

Our competition team competes on a National Level against high caliber groups who spend multiple hours a week preparing all year for a 15-minute piece. This group is going to train performers emotionally, physically, and mentally to grow their talents and challenge themselves personally so that if they aspire to be a part of the competition team, they feel more equipped. We will compete in Spring 2024 and our goal is to keep this group together until May with an in-house showcase at the end of the season.

We’ll meet every Tuesday 5pm-6pm with some additional rehearsals throughout the year. Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have. We are very excited for this new group and all of the opportunities it will bring to these ambitious performers.

Auditions for 2024-2025 Season – Sunday, May 19, 2024

Interested in auditioning for our competition teams this year? We are holding auditions for both teams on Sunday, May 19, 2024. Please sign up for a time slot using the SignUpGenius link listed below along with filling out the Google audition form. If you are unable to attend in person auditions, please submit video auditions by Monday, May 20, 2024 at 6pm.

Audition Requirements:

  • 1-minute audition song/16 bar song
  • 1-minute monologue
  • Resume
  • Headshot
  • Dance audition
  • You must be currently active with FAOPA, and have participated in at least one show previously.
Auditions Requirements
  • 1-minute audition song
  • 1-minute monologue
  • Resume
  • Headshot
  • If you’re selected for the next round, you will have an in-person dance audition on July 31 at 5pm. 

Submit your video auditions through this link: F.I.R.E. Competition Auditions: F.I.R.E. Auditions 

Class Schedule

Ages 8 – 18
Starts Tuesdays, August 15, 2023
Time 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Performance(s) March 23-24, 2024
Director(s) Heather Ochalek & Kathryn Ochalek
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.

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