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

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In The News: The final Nationals schedule is now on line! No more changes will be allowed as the program has gone to the printer. You will receive your numbers by email no later than Tuesday.   If you have any questions, please give us a call.  " "
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.
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, 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 11-12, 2017 Columbus, OH
January 27-28, 2018 Louisville, KY
February 3-4, 2018 Merrillville, IN
February 10-11, 2018 Columbus, OH
February 17-18, 2018 Nashville, TN
February 24-25, 2018 Greensboro, NC
March 3-4, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA
March 10-11, 2018 TBA
March 17-18, 2018 Allentown, PA
March 24-25, 2018 St. Louis, MO
April 7-8, 2018 Columbus, OH
April 13-15, 2018 Oxford, MI
April 21-22, 2018 TBA
April 27-29, 2018 Chattanooga, TN
May 6-7, 2018 Warren, OH
May 11-13, 2018 Indianapolis, IN
May 18-20, 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 each location.

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

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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