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 2020-21 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, 2020-21 will bring exciting adventures at Rising Star!


Schedules are posted 7-10 days before the competition date. Don’t forget to be ready to perform ninety (90) minutes before your scheduled performance time!

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Nov 7-8, 2020 Columbus, OH
Jan 23-24, 2021 Cincinnati, OH
Feb 6-7, 2021 Owensboro, KY
Feb 13-14, 2021 Winston-Salem, NC 
Feb 20-21, 2021 Birmingham, AL
Feb 27-28, 2021 New Albany, OH
Mar 6-7, 2021 Oxford, MI
Mar 13-14, 2021 Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 20-21, 2021 Allentown, PA
Mar 27-28, 2021 Chicago, IL
Apr 10-11, 2021 Chattanooga, TN
Apr 17-18, 2021 Columbus, OH
Apr 24-25, 2021 St. Louis, MO
Apr 30-May 2, 2021  Warren, OH
May 8-9, 2021 Indianapolis, IN
May 15-16, 2021 Rochester, NY



Please join us at one of our Regional competitions to qualify to attend a National Finals competition. Visit our Schedule page for more information.

Come join us in the beautiful Smoky Mountains! Pigeon Forge offers many attractions, shows, restaurants and shopping opportunities to compliment your competition experience.

Pigeon Forge, TN
June 27-30, 2021
LeConte Center
  • Smoky Mountains Sign
  • leConte
  • Dollywood
  • Ripley's Aquarium
  • Mountains
  • NASCAR SpeedPark



Our 2020-21 Schedule is Released!

Please take a look at our schedule and mark your calendars. Online registration is now open.

Our Top Acts from 2020 Nationals

Videos of our National Rising Star/Shining Star Competition Participants are available on Rising Star’s YouTube Channel!

Have You Checked the Rules?

Be sure to check our Rules & Regulations page to ensure you are up-to-date on before you attend.

What's My 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, 2020 for our November 2020 competition and January 1, 2021 for our January-May, 2021 competitions!

Smile for the Camera

Performed at a recent competition? Be sure to visit the Rising Star photo & video gallery!

Show Your Support

A variety of options are available to show support for your studio or performer(s) in the Competition Program. All orders must be received 21 days before the competition.

The Results are In

Congratulations to all the 2020 Pigeon Forge National Finals winners!

New “Ms./Mr. Star Entertainer Title” Award

New for the 2020-21 season, the Ms./Mr. Star Entertainer Titles are presented to the most entertaining solos of each of the four Age Groups excluding Adults (Petite, Junior, Teen & Senior).

How do I Submit My Music?

Upload your music through your Dance Comp Genie sign-in. Be sure to bring a backup Flash Drive to the competition.

Create Memories

Have a professional videographer record your performance(s) at a Rising Star Star Regional or National Competition. Most videos may be picked up the same day of the competition, approximately 20 minutes after last act performs!

We Have What You Need

Forget something? 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. We also have a fantastic sales department that carries the latest in competition wear including t-shirts, shorts, novelty items and much more!






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Rising Star Talent Productions
6701 Bevelhymer Road
New Albany, OH 43054
Entry Info:  Lea@RisingStarTalent.com
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Phone:  614/855-7720
Fax: 614/855-7714