Encore Dance Studio continues its annual community outreach program with the third toy drive dance recital Friday Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Seaside Convention Center. Audience members are requested to donate a new unwrapped toy at the door. All toys collected are donated to Toys for Tots to be distributed to local children and families in need this holiday season.
The performance features a fun holiday-themed mix of dancers of all experience levels. Encore teaches a variety of dance genres including tap, hip hop, tumbling, ballet, jazz, lyrical, cheerleading and more.
In addition to collecting toys during their recital, Encore has also stepped into the community for the last 20 years by spending four days traveling to retirement homes in Clatsop County, where the children perform their routines for the residents.