Christmas Cookie Social

We are thrilled to produce our 2nd annual Christmas Cookie Social!

We at MDC are committed to creating a calm and friendly performance experience, especially for our littlest dancers. So, we have organized this event to achieve that successfully.   Part of that success depends on our parents. There are several things that need to happen for us to be able to focus on your children, giving them a personal, and positive experience.  We have streamlined what needs to happen, and if everyone follows the information below, we should be able to handle last minute details for you individually. Think of this way. If each family has 1 problem to solve at rehearsal, we are solving over 150 issues while rehearsing our dancers. We know there are last minute questions, or circumstances that need to be addressed, but we hope that if each family reads through and take responsibility for the information in this packet, there will be more time to create that magical experience for your little one!

Please read the details below carefully, as some items are time sensitive.

All Parents will need to fill out the Social Commitment Form at the Bottom of this page by Wednesday, November 7th. 

Parent Details

Purchasing Tickets and Flowers: (Time Sensitive)


Tickets go on sale November 9th at 9:30am. 

Tickets are RESERVED SEATING - no waiting in line and rushing to get a good seat on performance day!

Tickets will sell out! We cannot guarantee tickets will be available after 48 hours.

Ticket prices are as follows:

V.I.P Tickets: Rows 1 & 2: $12 (No special prices for children.)

All other rows: $10

Children ages 3+: $6 (Children 2 and under do not need a ticket, but must be seated on a lap. Children 3 and over must have a ticket due to fire codes.)

Order Your Tickets By Clicking on the Photo Below.

Flowers: Orders Due Nov 19th.

Easy, and for your convenience, pre-0rder through MDC, and pick up at the show!

Flowers are traditionally given to dancers to celebrate their performance!

This year, we've gone with an exciting new option for our Christmas Flowers!

  • MDC Christmas Bouquets will come in assortment of red and green flowers with red and green tissue paper.
  • These Bouquets will double as both a handheld bouquet, and a centerpiece!
  • Each bouquet will come in a red or green cup, and can be taken out to be held by hand as well.

    **Bouquet flower combinations will vary, so you'll be able to select your favorite one at the show!**


 Dress Rehearsal

All dress rehearsals are mandatory. This allows dancers to get a feel for the whole BIG picture, allowing them to be their BEST when they have family and friends in the audience to watch them!

  • Bringing Your Child to Dress Rehearsal
    • Please bring your child to dress rehearsal ready to go and on time.  Your child's group will begin on time. DANCERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRESS AND DO HAIR AT THE STUDIO OR HIGH SCHOOL, TO KEEP CHAOS AND CROWDS TO A MINIMUM.
    • Please see below  in the Dancer Details for your child's rehearsal time, and what your child should wear to dress rehearsal.
    • Please note:  Please check your child's level, as information is specific to each class.
  • Children's Classes (Age 3-1st Grade)
    • Parents will attend a MANDATORY informational meeting about the show during your child's rehearsal time.
    • Dress Rehearsal is held at MIDWEST DANCE CENTER.
  • Graded Technique Dancers (Levels I-IV)
    • Dress Rehearsal is drop-off only as there are after school activities.
    • There are coffee shops on the square as well as boutique shopping.
    • Dress Rehearsal is held at ELKHORN AREA HIGH SCHOOL.
  • Performance Company Dancers
    • Performance Company dancers will rehearse from 4:30-6pm on Friday, December 14th, in addition to their class rehearsal.
    • During this dress rehearsal, we will be setting up for the show.  If you are able, please stay to help. Childcare will be available for $5.00 per child payable in cash at the rehearsal.  Dinner will be served to volunteers and their children.  If you are not staying to help, please do not stay at EAHS.  This rehearsal is held at ELKHORN AREA HIGH SCHOOL.  Sign up to help here.



Each class will need 1 parent volunteer to assist backstage.  If you are assisting with your child's class backstage, you will get to sit in the front row while your child is performing.

Here are some of the ways you can volunteer for the show!

  • Assist with a class
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Usher
  • Bake Sale (Company Parents)
  • Flowers
  • Merchandise


At The Show - December 15

  • Parking
    • Parking at EAHS is in the back and on the side of the building, while the entrance to the auditorium is in the front of the building.
    • There is a circle drive for dropping off in the front of the building.
  • Check-In
    • At Dress Rehearsal, you will receive a card with your child's name and number on it.  This is your card to check your child IN AND OUT of the performance.  It is imperative that you remember to bring this card with you to the performance.
    • When checking your child in, your child needs to be 100% ready to go.
      • This means they need their ballet shoes on, hair and make up done, etc.  Dancers will not be checked in until they are ready.
      • Nothing will be taken backstage with the dancers.
  • Taking Your Seats
    • Doors to the auditorium will open 15 minutes before the show begins.
  • Please, no food or drink in the theater.
  • The show will run up to 1.75 hours with no intermission.
  • Merchandise will be for sale before and after the show.


Dancer Details

The Following Classes Will Be Performing in the Christmas Cookie Social:

  • Tippy Toes
  • Tutus & Bowties
  • Kidlets
  • Kidance
  • Hippity Hop
  • Level I Ballet
  • Level II Ballet
  • Level III Ballet
  • Level IV Ballet
  • Performance Company (ALL)


Monday, December 10th

(Elkhorn Area High School Auditorium)

  • 4:30-5pm:  Level I (Tuesday Class)
  • 5-5:30pm:  Level I/II (Wednesday Class)
  • 5:30-6pm: Level II (Monday Class)
  • 6-6:45: Level III
  • 6:45-7:45: Level IV

Tuesday, December 11th

(Midwest Dance Center - Miss Sarah's Classes)

  • 4:15-4:45:  Tutus and Bowties (Monday 4:15 class)
  • 4:45-5:15:   Kidance (Monday 4:45 class)
  • 5:15-5:45:   Hippity Hop (Monday 5:15 class)
  • 5:45-6:15:  Tippy Toes (Monday 5:45 class)
  • 6:15-6:45:  Tutus and Bowties (Monday 6:15 class)

Wednesday, December 12th

(Midwest Dance Center - Miss Allie's Classes)

  • 4:15-4:45:  Tippy Toes (Wednesday and Saturday classes)
  • 4:45-5:15: Kidlets (Wednesday 5pm class)
  • 5:15-5:45: Hippity Hop (Wednesday 6pm class)
  • 5:45-6:15: Tutus and Bowties (Saturday 10:30 class)
  • 6:15-6:45: Kidlets/Kidance (Saturday 9:30 class)

Friday, December 14th

(Elkhorn Area High School)


  • 4:30-6pm:  Sparkle Squad, Dancing Kids (2nd grade) Dancing Kids (3 - 5 grade), Elite Silver, Elite Red
  • 4:30-6:30pm: Elite Black

What to Wear

  1. Dancers should wear:
    1. Their class required leotard
    3. Pink ballet shoes
    4. Pink ballet tights
  1. Hair in a Ballet Bun 
  2. All "whispies" (loose hair and bangs) slicked (water and hairsprayed) back.
  3. Stage Makeup

Click HERE to View the Ballet Bun Tutorial



  1. Should arrive to the show with their class leotard (NOT THEIR COMPANY LEOTARD), and tights on underneath black leggings (to the ankle), red pastry shoes, company jacket, earrings, and red bow.  They will perform with the company first, then perform their other dances.
  2. In addition, Elite Black dancers should bring their "I Believe" Costume, tan tights, jazz shoes.

The Show - December 15

10am:  Level III & IV dancers arrive.  Barre will take place at 10:15 on the stage.

10:30am: ALL DANCERS ARRIVE.  All dancers must be ready to go and checked in.  Check-In will be complete at 10:40. If your dancer does not arrive by 10:40, they will not perform.

11am: Showtime!


Order of the Show: (Subject to Change)

  1. Performance Company (ALL)
  2. Tippy Toes (Monday)
  3. Hippity Hop (Monday)
  4. Tutus and Bowties (Monday 4:15)
  5. Tutus and Bowties (Monday 6:15)
  6. Kidance (Monday)
  7. Hippity Hop (Wednesday)
  8. Tippy Toes (Wednesday and Saturday)
  9. Tutus & Bowties (Wednesday)
  10. Tutus & Bowties (Saturday)
  11. Kidlets/Kidance (Saturday)
  12. Kidlets (Wednesday)
  13. Elite Black (I Believe)
  14. Level I Ballet
  15. Level I/II Ballet
  16. Level II Ballet
  17. Level III Ballet
  18. Level IV Ballet
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