General Information

Students will learn how to relax on stage and communicate clearly to an audience, memorization, alliteration and team building. This fun class emphasizes simple techniques for focusing on character development with a faith-based approach.  Students will have the opportunity to learn through playful games and exciting improvisational workouts. A sketch will be prepared and performed each session where students have equal parts, focusing on education, not competition.

Introduce: Stage Directions, Speaking Voice, Improvisation, Pantomime, Performance Etiquette. Develop: Facial Expression, Minimally Structured Improvisation, General Mood Recognition, Performance Courage, Imitation, Stage Directions, Imaginary Scenario, Story Telling, Props, Tableau Technique. Master: Listening, Social Interactions, Beginning Classroom Etiquette, Rehearsal Vocab, Performance Vocab

Spring Session 2020: Cancelled due to Covid19 Response

Fee:  $55.00 ($5.00 fee retained if refund requested) Spring 2020 fee subject to change.   No refund will be given to any participant who withdraws after the first week of classes. 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.

Registrations Registrations are available one month prior to start of class:  They are accepted online with debit/credit card or at church Welcome Desk with check/cash; in the Sports and Recreation Office until TBA, or until the class fills up, whichever occurs first. Late registrations will be accepted if space is available. Office hours are 9am-4:30pm.


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Important Information


Beginner 1 Stage Acting:  is for boys and girls age 6-9.    Class is held Fall, Winter and Spring.   Class meets on Thursdays at 6:15pm-7:15pm (Spring 2020 schedule, subject to change)

*If this class fills up and there are enough students on the waiting list to form another class,  another class may be added.

Required Meeting for Parents: TBA

Participants should wear easy to move in clothing following the modesty requirements and sneakers.  Shirts must cover midriff and shoulders.  Bottoms must be fingertip length or longer and no words or illustrations on the derriere.

Winter Performance Festival:  Saturday, March 14 at 6pm in gym at First Friends Church. Cancelled
Winter Dress Rehearsal:  Friday, March 13 (check with instructor for schedule) Cancelled

Spring Performance Festival:  Saturday, June 6 at 6pm in gym at First Friends Church. Cancelled
Spring Dress Rehearsal:  Friday, June 5 (see instructor for schedule) Cancelled

Director: Deanna Schmucker
Instructor:  Tiffany Gerig

Questions?  Call Sports Office at 330-966-6868 or email  Check website for all information and announcements.

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Parent Resources

Winter Session Parent Welcome Letter (click here to view and print)

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Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church

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