Rising Star Talent Productions

Hosting dance/vocal competitions where you are the star for over 33 years!

Rising Star Talent Productions is committed to creating a dance/vocal competition environment that meets or exceeds performers’ and instructors’ expectations, and inspires them to strive for excellence.

Welcome to our 2017-18 season! Thank you to the over 150,000 dancers, singers and acrobats across the eastern United States and Canada who chose Rising Star Talent Productions as their talent competition last season. With over $150,000 planned for regional and national awards, 2017-18 will bring exciting adventures at Rising Star!

News & Tips

In The News: We unveiled our new completely computerized scoring and judging system.  If you are looking for your scoresheets and judges critiques, just sign into your registration account and buttons will be right on your Dashboard.
New Schedule: Our Pigeon Forge - National's daily schedule is now on line. Everything in the categories listed will go on that day. (ie: Solos, Duet/Trios and Groups) An exact time schedule will be emailed by mid-June. The first 2 days will be 12 and Under and the last 2 days will be 13 and Over. 
Results: Congratulations to all the Rochester, New York Winners!
Online Registration: Studios can now register online using the link in the top menu which is risingstartalent.dancecompgenie.com.
2017 Nationals: Congratulations to all the 2017 Pigeon Forge National Finals Winners!
YouTube Channel: Videos of our National Rising Star/Shining Star Competition Participants are available on Rising Star’s YouTube Channel!
Age Group: Is your birthday coming soon and you are not sure which age group you should enter? Don’t forget that ages are figured as of January 1, 2017 for our November and December, 2017 competitions and January 1, 2018 for our January-May, 2018 competitions!
Music: Upload your music through your Dance Comp Genie sign-in.   Bring a backup Flash Drive to the competition.
Video Orders: Save 50% by ordering your video before the act performs!
Gallery: Performed at a recent competition? Be sure to visit the Rising Star photo & video gallery!
Competition Gear: As a service to all participants, Rising Star has a fantastic sales department for your shopping enjoyment. We carry the latest in competition wear including t-shirts, shorts, novelty items and much more! Be sure to ask about our contest “emergency” kit for safety pins, bobby pins, a glue gun or sewing kit. Rising Star looks to serve you in the best way possible.

Regional Competitions

Schedules are posted seven days before the competition date. Don't forget to be ready to perform one hour before your scheduled performance time!

Date City  
November 11-12, 2017 Columbus, OH
January 27-28, 2018 Louisville, KY
February 10, 2018 Columbus, OH
March 3-4, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA
March 17-18, 2018 Allentown, PA
April 7-8, 2018 Columbus, OH
April 15, 2018 Oxford, MI
April 27-29, 2018 Chattanooga, TN
May 5-6, 2018 Warren, OH
May 11-13, 2018 Indianapolis, IN
May 19-20, 2018 Rochester, NY

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National Competitions

Please join us at one of our regional competitions to qualify to attend a national competition. Visit our Nationals page for more info on location.

Pigeon Forge, TN
June 26-29, 2018
LeConte Center

We hope you choose to share your competition experience with us.
Good luck to all performers, and best of luck in your quest to be a Rising Star!


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