Rising Star Talent Productions

Hosting dance/vocal competitions where you are the star for over 32 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 2016-17 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, 2016-17 will bring exciting adventures at Rising Star!

News & Tips

In The News: Don't forget to get your National Entries finalized either on Dance Comp Genie or by calling Lea at our office 614-855-7720. Time is running out!  If you have any questions, please give us a call.  To see what categories are on what days, go to our Nationals page and click on "Category Breakdown"
New Schedule: Pigeon Forge Nationals will be June 26 through June 29. Everything 12 and Under will be on June 26 and 27. Everything 13 and Over will be on June 28 and 29.!
Results: Congratulations to all the Rochester, NY Winners!
Online Registration: Studios can now register online using the link in the top menu. If you are registering as an individual performer or prefer to use a paper registration form, please email Lea@RisingStarTalent.com.
2016 Nationals: Congratulations to all the 2016 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, 2016 for our November and December, 2016 competitions and January 1, 2017for our January-May, 2017competitions!
Music: Don't forget! Bring a backup CD to the competition, just for peace of mind.
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 13, 2016 Columbus, OH
January 28-29, 2017 Louisville, KY
February 4-5, 2017 Merrillville, IN
February 25-26, 2017 Columbus, OH
March 4-5, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA
March 11-12, 2017 Atlanta, GA
March 18-19, 2017 Allentown, PA
April 8-9, 2017 Chattanooga, TN
April 29-30, 2017 Columbus, OH
May 7, 2017 Warren, OH
May 13-14, 2017 Indianapolis, IN
May 20-21, 2017 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 each location.

Pigeon Forge, TN
June 26-29, 2017
LeConte Center
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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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