Our Mission: To share our love of dance!
Rising Star Studio of Dance Arts opened its doors in 1989. Owner Lori Arendsen and her high-energy staff are dedicated to education in the performing art of dance. With three locations, Waverly, Grand Ledge, and DeWitt, the studios offer instruction in several forms of dance to students age 15 months and up.
The studio presents a professionally run recital in the spring, which includes all dance students. Select groups also appear locally and throughout the state to entertain and compete. These additional performance opportunities are cornerstone to developing the advanced dancers.
Rising Star is constantly striving to offer the best dance education possible with a respectful, positive, family feeling. The carefully chosen staff finds the fine line in the classroom where learning is paramount, and smiles are plentiful.
The value of dance from owner/director Lori Arendsen: "Being a dancer, a performer, an artist, brings confidence and poise. That confidence will be carried throughout life's journey. The joy it brings and the friendships made are priceless!"
"To be a dancer you must have discipline, respect, dedication, and do so with grace. Our dance families make a decision to have the art of dance in their lives, we are honored when they choose Rising Star to be a part of the tapestry that they lovingly weave for their children." (Lori Arendsen)
"I can't imagine spending these last 12 years doing anything different and I've enjoyed every single moment. Rising Star has made me feel a part of something, a family away from home."
~ Riley (2014 Graduate)