General Information

Beginner 1 Stage Acting is for age 6-9 and class is held Fall, Winter and Spring.
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


Date/Time:  Fall 2020 Session Cancelled due to Covid 19 limitations.  Please click on the link to read our Fall Sports Announcement at top of website page.  Check back in November for information about winter session.  If this class fills up and there are enough students on the waiting list to form another class,  another class may be added.


Fee:  $55.00  Spring 2020 fee subject to change.

Refund Policy:  $5.00 fee retained if refund requested.  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-3pm.


Required Meeting for Parents: TBA


Performance Festival:  Date/Time TBA, held in gym at First Friends Church.
Dress Rehearsal:  Date/Time TBA (check with instructor for schedule)


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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Dress Code:  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.


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Parent Resources

Parent Welcome Letter will be available after Parent Meeting for each session.

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Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church

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