Encore Youth Company will sponsor a performance of The Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2, in the West Rocks Middle School Theater in Norwalk.

This timeless, classical holiday ballet is being performed by more than 45 dancers in CT Theater Dance. Clara, performed by Olivia Kross of Weston, will battle the Rat King, and Ally Benjamin of Westport flies through the enchanted land of the sweets. Wilton dancers are Simran Soin, Abigail Coughlin, Anna Coughlin, and Hazel Samardzija.

CTD Director, Michelle Sperry says, “Our Nutcracker is performed by young dancers for a young audience to enjoy! It is magical and inspiring — the perfect start to the holiday season.”

Suggested donations are $10 for children and $35 for adults and will be available at the door and online at www.EnrollDance.com.

Information: Michelle Sperry at 203.246-8496, www.EnrollDance.com, or www.encoreyouthcompany.org.