Allegheny College’s Dance and Movement Studies Program will present its annual holiday Cookies and Milk concert, especially for families and children, on Sunday, Dec. 4, with performances at 2 and 4 p.m. in the Montgomery Performance Space. Refreshments will be served between shows at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby.
Allegheny students from Dance and Movement Studies classes will perform routines of various styles, including modern, tap, and ballet. The class Landscapes of the Body will use audience participation in a piece called “Popcorn” and invite children to come onstage to act out the process of making popcorn. The tap class, DMS 105 will perform rhythmic tap in a narrative dance that culminates in a modern pointe piece choreographed by student Meaghan Gilbert.
The Jazz Dance Ensemble (JaDE), a student-run dance team, will perform a routine as well. Continuing with tradition, the local dance studios Allegro and Movement Unlimited are also performing pieces in the show, the latter choreographed by Allegheny students.
“The show is an opportunity for Allegheny students to share their performance skills with the Meadville community, and for all to come together during the holiday season,” said Eleanor Weisman, director of the Dance and Movement Studies Department.
In keeping with the holiday spirit of giving, there will be a collection box for new, unwrapped toys to benefit the Toys for Tots drive. A community group, Creating Landscapes for Families, will provide cookies during the intermission.
The concert is free and open to the public. Call the Dance and Movement Studies office at (814) 332-2813 to make a reservation.