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



Competition Results


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Our Rising Star Mascot!

Board Members

President:  Lisa Moersen

Vice President Mary Anne Scott

Secretary:  Natalie Barnes

Treasurer:  Audre Sykes

Ex-Officio: Jennifer Reimer


Miss Libby’s School of Dance & Gymnastics
155 W. Wesmark Blvd. Sumter, SC 29150

Miss Libby’s Annex 
56 Market St, Sumter, SC 29150

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