All classes are a part of First Friends Sports & Recreation Ministry. The Sports and Recreation Ministry at First Friends (FFC) is rooted in our belief that all areas of life are sacred and everything we do must be under the Lordship of Christ (Col 3:17-23). We believe God is delighted when we pray but also when we play. He has created us with abilities and desires to play and compete and thus we “worship” Him in our activity (Romans 12:1).

The Sports and Rec Ministry of FFC gives the whole family opportunities for health, fitness, friendship, fun, competition, venue for outreach, and spiritual development in an inviting, Christ-centered atmosphere. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23

Beginner Dance Skills for Age 9-17 Taught: Counting Music, Moderately complicated combinations, Core awareness, Performance concentration, Spinal Alignment
Develop: Pointed Toes, Straight Legs, Correct Posture, Turns, Jumps, Rhythm, Pattern Combinations, Dance Memorization, Expressing Mood through Dance, Partnering/Team Work, 5-6 Ballet Vocabulary Words, Class Structure, Intermediate Dance Etiquette
Master: Minimally Structured Improv, Beginner Dance Etiquette, Classroom Attire and Hygiene

Registration Registrations are available online and will be in the church brochure racks by March. They will be accepted until TBD, or until the class fills up, whichever occurs first. Late registrations will be accepted if space is available. PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE SPORTS AND RECREATION OFFICE DURING BUSINESS HOURS 9AM-5PM, MONDAY - FRIDAY.
Fees $TBD class fee due with registration
($5.00 fee retained if refund requested)
$TBD Spring Festival Costume fee
Uniform required, see "Important Information" tab for information and cost.
Pay the fees for costume and uniform items at time of order at Parent Meeting or First Week of Classes.

No refund will be given to any player who withdraws after the first week of practice. An exception may be granted at the discretion of the staff due to medical reasons only. Further, no refund will be given to any player removed from the league during the course of the season for disciplinary reasons.
Duration Year Round
Location First Friends Church
5455 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714


Day and Time:  Class meets once a week on TBD.  This class is for youth age 9-17 who would like to learn Beginner Dance skills.

Required Parent Meeting:  TBD.   Location:   First Friends Church.  Required uniform items can be purchased and sizing for shoe orders and Spring Festival Costume at this meeting and during first week of classes.   Payment is required at time of purchase/order for all items.

What do students wear to dance class?

The uniform is listed below.  A wrap skirt is required for age 6+.

    • Black Cap-Sleeve Leotard $10.00
    • Black Footless or Convertible Tights  $10.00
    • Pink Ballet Slippers – Canvas $10.00  OR Leather $15.00
    • Black Wrap Skirt $10.00
    • Black Dance Shorts $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:

    • Cover-ups Must be worn to and from classes for ages 6+.
    • No midriff or words/illustrations on the derriere.
    • Students with long hair must pull the hair back.

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The Spring Dance Festival:  TBD
Dress Rehearsal: 

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



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5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714

A ministry of  First Friends Church