402 Oakfield Dr Brandon, FL 33511

L.E.A.D. – Letting Eager Actors Direct (Grades 8th – college)

LEAD – Letting Eager Actors Director allows juniors and seniors in high school the opportunity to director a show under the mentorship of a FAOPA director. The shows are blocked, choreographed, and designed by the student director.

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.

​Ride the Cyclone – Spring 2023 Production

In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other — the chance to return to life. A funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived!

Class Schedule

Grades 8th – 12th *Audition Only*

VIDEO Auditions due by December 16, 2022

Submit a one-minute monologue and one-minute song through the Dropbox link listed below! 

Tuesdays, January 17, 2023

Time Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Performance(s) April 7-8, 2023
Directors LEAD Director Maren Ping with a FAOPA director as mentor
Registration and Costume Fee $25 (includes costumes, alterations, costume makeup, show shirt – You will need to provide undergarments, tights/socks, shoes) (per show fee)
Show Cost $125.00
Total Program Fee $150.00
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.

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