Encore Dance Studio presents two community fundraisers, performing scenes from “The Nutcracker” and dances inspired by the Radio City Rockettes. Both are nonticketed events. 

At 2 p.m. on Saturday Dec 14, Encore hosts the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center, 415 First Ave.

At 6:30 p.m. on Friday Dec. 20, Encore presents a showcase inspired by the Radio City Rockettes showcase at the Liberty Theatre in Astoria.

Donations are accepted at the door to benefit the nonprofit 501(c)(3) Encore Performing Arts Foundation, providing scholarships to dancers with financial barriers. 

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