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Rising Stars of Sumter

The Rising Stars of Sumter, under the direction of Ariel Mack, is a non-profit performing dance company specializing in educating and entertaining through all forms of dance.  The group was formed in 1996 and looks forward to another exciting year!

Based at Miss Libby’s School of Dance, the group is made up of 44 girls who compete extensively throughout the Southeast area. Rising Stars also perform at many community and civic functions each year, including the Iris Festival, Evening Optimist Club Christmas Parade, and Sumter Arts Showcase. 

Our goal is to help our Rising Stars gain self-confidence, determination, drive, and rise to their fullest potential.  In preparation for and participating in competitions, our dancers work hard on increasing stamina and endurance, refining dance technique, and polishing new routines.  Because we compete at a high level, we strive to teach teamwork and self-discipline, characteristics that serve our “Stars” well throughout their lives.

Because Rising Stars is a non-profit organization, corporate sponsors and donations from the community members offset the considerable cost of participating. Please feel free to contact the Rising Stars at Miss Libby’s School of Dance for sponsorship information:  469-TAPS (8277) or



RISING STARS 2021-2022


Lyla Jackson
PK Foster
Naomi Moye
Ryann Jones



Jo Lee Benton
Kinslee Reimer
Mollie Gray Rogers
Claire Monarch
Gabby Tisdale
Melanie Moore
Gracie Stutz

Lillie Rogers
Caroline Weaver
Ellie Stutz
Camilla Smith

Karsen Krammer


Nathaniel Krivejko
Abbey Sperber
Lesley Jamison
Karsen Jones
Camdyn Osteen

Danielle Porter

Aviana Hicks

Janelle Lawson

Riya Patel
Naomi Metheny


Samantha Fisher
Katelynn Carrwoway
Natalie Palmo
Miyah Lagrant

Laney Spigner
Ally Woolever

Jania Green

Kinsey Hatchell

Competition Results


Jump Dance Convention = November 2-4 Greenville, SC
Dance Makers Inc.            = February 15-17 Columbia, SC
Epic Dance Showcase      = March 8-10 Lexington, SC
Star Quest                           = April 12-14 Spartanburg, SC
Showstopper                       = May 10-12 Myrtle Beach, SC



Have YOU met

rising star mascot harvey

Our Rising Star Mascot!

Board Members

President:  Meg Kwiecinsk

Vice President: Tracy Spigner

Treasurer: Jackie Hicks

Assistant Treasurer: Christie Stutz

Secretary: Rebecca Osteen

Assistant Secretary: Ronique Williams

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