General Information

This is an exercise class for individuals ages 18+ that focuses mainly on your upper body. You will be using 5ft poles with flags attached. This class will teach the basic movements for color guard and allow you to put them into different combinations creating a mini routine each week. This class is not required to participate in the end of session festival, but that can change depending on the participants’ wishes. You will build arm strength, learn a new skill and make new friends. 

Requirement: Be able to manipulate a 5ft pole and stand for an hour.  Participants will be responsible for bringing flags back and forth to class.


2021 Spring Session:  TBA


Registration:    Available online with debit/credit card and at the church Welcome Desk with check/cash normally one month prior to start of session.  Office hours Mon-Fri 9am-3pm. Returning students do not need to purchase new Flags, if they have one from previous class and is in good condition.


Fee:  $50.00 plus cost of flag pole and flag $20, if you don’t have one from previous session/or, in poor condition. (minimum $5 fee retained if refund requested, see refund policy below.) Spring 2020 fee, subject to change.
Refund Policy: No refund will be given to any participant who withdraws after the second week of class. An exception may be granted at the discretion of the staff due to medical reasons only. Further, no refund will be given to any participant removed from the class during the course of the season for disciplinary reasons. Refund will be determined according to return of equipment and condition of equipment. (pole and flag)


Classes will be held Thursdays,  5:45pm – 6:45pm. (Spring 2020, subject to change)


Mandatory Meeting: TBA at First Friends Church.  Contact the Sports office at with questions.


2021 Spring Dance Festival:  in First Friends Church gym.  Please Note:  It is optional for this class to participate in the festival, not required.
2021 Dance Festival Rehearsal:  TBA


Instructors:  Erica Fill and Deanna Schmucker


Questions?  Contact First Friends Sports and Recreation Ministry at Ph #330-966-6868, email




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Miscellaneous Information

Winter 2020 Session Welcome Letter (click here to view)

What do students wear to flag class?
Comfortable clothes and sneakers that follow these guidelines:

Shorts must be longer than fingertips
No words/illustrations on the derriere
Students with long hair must pull the hair back.
Tennis shoes or other comfortable dance shoes
T-shirt or other shirt that covers shoulders (no tank tops) and bellies.

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5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church

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