Cookies & Milk Holiday Concert Is a Treat for Families

Dec. 4, 2012 — The Dance and Movement Studies Program at Allegheny College will present the program’s annual free holiday concert, Cookies & Milk, on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Montgomery Performance Space, with performances at 2 and 4 p.m. The entire show is aimed at families and will last under an hour.

Cookies are served at 3 p.m. in Schultz Banquet Hall, so that families can enjoy a snack either before or after attending one of the shows. An added feature this year will be holiday songs performed during the cookie break by the Creating Landscapes for Families Choir under the direction of Mary Lynne Peters.

Many of the dances in the concert will build on the college’s theme of the year, Transforming Education. Audience members will experience a unique method for learning the multiplication tables through the “Numbers Songs,” an original piece by John Hyatt. Allegheny students and community members will perform the songs from the Twos to the Sevens, community dance artist Shari Mastalski is working with the Creating Landscapes for Families after-school program on the Fives, and children from the Creating Landscapes Learning Center will perform the Sixes.

The concert will include offerings from Dance and Movement Studies classes, including a balletic Graduation Ball, a Middle-Eastern dance, Tang Soo Do and a jazzy snowy day dance. The JaDE dancers will perform an original piece for the concert and members of the ARC will dance as well.

Space is limited, and reservations are recommended. To make reservations or for more information, call the Dance and Movement Studies Office at 814-332-2813.

Caption: Allegheny College students William Tolliver and Victoria Pless rehearse for “Cookies & Milk.” Photo by Hawk Weisman