Rising Star Talent Productions

Hosting dance/vocal competitions where you are the star for over 31 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 2015-16 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, 2015-16 brings exciting changes to Rising Star!

News & Tips

New Schedule: The 2015-2016 Schedule is now on line. Additional cities will be added, so keep checking!
Results: Congratulations to all the Sevierville National 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.
2015 Nationals: Congratulations to all the 2015 Sevierville 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, 2015 for our November and December, 2016 competitions and January 1, 2016 for our January-May, 2016 competitions!
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 7-8, 2015 Columbus, OH
January 23-24, 2016 Louisville, KY
February 6-7, 2016 Merrillville, IN
February 13-14, 2016 Lake Orion, MI
February 27-28, 2016 Columbus, OH
March 5-6, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA
April 2-3, 2016 Allentown, PA
April 9-10, 2016 St. Louis, MO
April 15-17, 2016 Chattanooga, TN
May 6-8, 2016 Warren, OH
May 13-15, 2016 Indianapolis, IN
May 20-22, 2016 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 27-30, 2016
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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