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Dancers Are Rising Stars

HARDWARE: Rising Star Performing Arts students Mats Nixon and Jordan Welch show off trophies from the recent Starbeat competition in Niagara Falls. Mats placed first in Overall Pre-Comp Solo and first in Overall Pre-Comp Duet with partner Samantha Dugard, while Jordan ….more


Royal fun at Rising Star

More than two dozen little girls between the ages of three and six participated in a week-long, princess-themed camp at Rising Star Performing Arts.The camp at the Flamborough….more

Waterdown’s Rising Star dancers shine

Waterdown’s Rising Star Performing Arts had an outstanding 2014 competitive season having received more than 100 overall awards in all dance disciplines….more


Rising Star celebrates 20 years of success

It’s been a busy year for Melanie Hedden-Perron and her husband Phil, owners of Rising Star Performing Arts, as they celebrate their business’ 20th anniversary….more


Rising Star dancers travel to Pennsylvania

A successful 20th anniversary season for Rising Star Performing Arts was capped off with a recent trip to the Headliners Nationals in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where….more



Rising Star students perform in The Nutcracker

Nine ballet students from Rising Star Performing Arts have been chosen to be part of the annual Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble (CBYE) production of….



Rising stars shine at area competitions

Rising Star Performing Arts students reached new heights of excellence at their two most recent dance competitions, Bedazzled in Brampton and….more



Rising Star student performers receive special awards

Rising Star dancers had a successful year, winning many overall and special awards in the studio’s 24th season. The 63 dancers who make up the Rising Star Performing Arts company are six to….more

Rising Star dancers shine at Ultimate Competition

Rising Star dancers kicked off their 2013 competitive season with very successful results at the Ultimate Dance Competition. The dancers received….more



Waterdown dancer’s star set to rise

Every once in a while, a dancer comes along with a special gift. According to Melanie Hedden-Perron, co-owner of Waterdown’s Rising Star Performing Arts, that dancer is….more


Local dance stars rise to the top at world championships

Just before Christmas, three talented young ladies from Waterdown’s Rising Star Performing Arts Studio traveled to Riesa, Germany to compete for their country at the…more


Rising Star dancers wrap up award-filled season

The Dance Company from Rising Star Performing Arts completed its 21st season by winning several overall awards as well as special recognition in several….more



Stars on the rise for local competitive dancers

The Rising Star Performing Arts dance company completed its 22nd season recently, winning several overall awards as well as special recognition in several categories in….more


Street party marks Rising Star’s 25th anniversary

Rising Star Performing Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary next week, and current and past students, teachers and families in the community are invited to join in on the….more


Rising Star dancers wrap up season with awards

Rising Star dancers finished off a very successful competitive season with a strong showing at Northern Stars.

The company was honoured to….more


Broadway performer hosts workshop at Waterdown’s Rising Star

A Broadway performer and his wife, a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, recently hosted a special workshop at Rising Star Performing Arts….more


Flamborough community, former students welcome at Rising Star open house

Rising Star Performing Arts is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an open house Aug. 23. The centre was founded in September of 1987 by the….more


Flamborough’s Rising Star Performing Arts studio caps off 29th year with awards

Rising Star Performing Arts wrapped up its 29th season on a high note earlier this summer, earning many top finishes at area competitions. Alisse Dipelino capped off her….more


Rising Star to host lip sync battle to support ALS Canada

Imagine you are walking down the hall and your legs give out for no reason. Or imagine holding a pen in your hand and you drop it, even though you have a solid grip. Or….more


Flamborough dancers win national titles

Three Flamborough dancers, Alisse Di Pelino, Megan Heary and Lindsay Zerebny, recently traveled to Niagara Falls to compete in the Millenium National Dance Festival. They competed….more


Waterdown dancers in RDB video

Rising Star dancers recently had the opportunity to shine in a music video set to be released on MTV Europe and MTV India. The performers worked….more



Waterdown camp makes princess dreams come true

Tiaras, gowns and a whole lot of fun were the order of the day at a recent camp for girls at Rising Star Performing Arts Studio….more



Dance students tap into their talent

Five talented students from the Waterdown area are traveling to Riesa, Germany this November to represent Canada at the….more



Waterdown dancers off to professional ballet schools this summer

Two ballet students from Rising Star Performing Arts will be attending professional ballet schools this summer….more


Dancers cheer on TiCats

The Rising Star Performing Arts dance troupe was one of a select few to perform during a regular….more


Tap dancers head to Worlds

The Rising Star Performing Arts dance troupe was one of a select few to perform during a regular season Hamilton Tiger Cats game at Ivor Wynne Stadium, where the….more



Special needs children lace up their dancing shoes

Every Saturday, little angels and their helpers fill the Rising Star Performing Arts ballet studio, eager to….more


Waterdown ballet dancer to study at Joffrey this summer

Twelve-year-old Rising Star Performing Arts dance student Emily Lochhead….more


Waterdown hip-hop student taking his moves to L.A.

Jacob Baldwin-Timperley is off to Los Angeles this summer to study hip hop with….more

Waterdown dance studio’s lip sync battle raises funds for ALS support

On Feb. 6, a new fundraiser was launched. The “Ron Marks Memorial Lip Sync….more


Young hopeful heads to National Ballet School

Since she celebrated her sixth birthday, Gabrielle Ranger has aspired to….more


Flamborough makes a splash in support of ALS

If you’ve been on social media at all for the last several….more