General Information

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music. First Friends Dance teachers will give your child a combination of tap styles in a loving and safe atmosphere. Inspirational music and devotions will be shared in each class.

Beginner Dance Skills Taught: Counting Music, Moderately Complicated Combinations, Core Awareness, Performance Skills, Correct Alignment

Develop: Pointed Toes, Straight Legs, Turns, Jumps, Rhythm, Correct Sounds with Tap Shoes, Dance Memorization, Creative Expression, Teamwork, Beginner Level Ballet and Tap Vocabulary, Class Structure, Intermediate Dance Etiquette

Master: Minimally Structured Improv, Beginner Dance Etiquette, Classroom Attire, Hygiene, Foundational Tap and Ballet Movements

2020 Spring Session:  March 31 – June 6 Cancelled due to Covid19 Response

Registration: 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.

Fee:  $75.00 ($5.00 fee retained if refund requested) 2020 Spring fee, subject to change.
No refund will be given to any student 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 student removed from the class during the course of the season for disciplinary reasons.
Spring Costume fee due at Parent Meeting/First Week of Classes.


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Important Information


Tap Dance for ages 6-8. Classes held Tuesdays from 6:05pm – 7:05pm (Spring 2020 schedule).    Parent Meeting:  TBA

What do students wear to dance class?
The uniform is listed below.  A wrap skirt or skirted leotard is required for age 6+.

    • Black Cap-Sleeve Leotard $10.00
    • Revolution Dancewear Classic Pink Convertible Tights  $10.00
    • Pink Ballet Slippers – Canvas accepted if you have them OR Leather $15.00
    • Black Wrap Skirt $10.00
      The uniform for boys is:
    • White T-shirt tucked into black sweat pants.  Black ballet slippers required if child continues with dance classes.

Other uniform requirements:

No words/illustrations on the derriere.
Students with long hair must pull the hair back.
Shorts longer than fingertip length.
Shirts must cover midriff and be either wide strapped tank or t-shirt.
Spring Dress Rehearsal Date:  Friday, June 5 (check with instructor for specific time) Cancelled
Festival Date and Time:  Saturday, June 6 at 6pm Cancelled
Winter Dress Rehearsal Date:  Friday, March 13 (check with instructor for specific time) Cancelled
Festival Date and Time:  Saturday, March 14 at 6pm Cancelled

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


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Parent Resources

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Spring Session Parent Welcome Letter (click here to view and print) (coming soon)

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Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church

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