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What is the Just For Kicks (JFK) Program?  This is a 60 minute “stepping stone” program for the student who would like to experience a competition but was not placed in a Pre Competition or Competition Class. Each class will learn one dance routine that will perform at one competition. The style of dance for the Ballet/Tap/Jazz or the Ballet/Jazz class will be at the teacher's discretion and will be ballet, tap, or jazz.

Who is this for?  This class is for the student who wants to move to the next level and experience what competitions are all about. As a competition student, JFK students learn about stage presence, prop cues, teamwork and so much more! The dance year culminates with a memorable recital.

Who can enroll in this program?  Any student can enroll in our JFK classes. 

Does a teacher need to place a student in this class?  No. Students can enroll in any of our JFK Classes without a teacher placing them in this class.  

What genres do you offer?  Our program starts at 4 Years Old, and we offer the following classes:

4 Year Old “Tiny Stars” Ballet/Tap/Jazz
4 Year Old “Tiny Stars” Hip Hop
5-6 Year Old “Twinkles” Ballet/Tap/Jazz
5-6 Year Old “Twinkles” Hip Hop
7-9 Year Old “Starlites” Ballet/Jazz
7-9 Year Old “Starlites” Tap
7-9 Year Old “Starlites” Hip Hop 
10-12 Year Old “Shooting Stars” Ballet/Jazz
10-12 Year Old “Shooting Stars” Tap
10-12 Year Old “Shooting Stars” Hip Hop 
13+ Year Old “Teen Stars” Ballet/Jazz
13+ Year Old “Teen Stars” Tap
13+ Year Old “Teen Stars” Hip Hop


We offer competition classes in Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro, Tap & Pointe.  With our students' level of ability, along with our teachers' creativity at an all time high, we have continued to have fantastic, award winning years at competition. Solos, Duets, Tiny Stars, Twinkles, Starlites, Shooting Stars, Teen Stars, Pre-Competition, Competition and Company Classes attend multiple competitions throughout the year and brought home many trophies, plaques, titles, special awards, and even cash prizes! 

During our 2021-2022 year, our dancers/teachers received numerous 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Overall High Score Awards:

Prestige Elites - 4 
Platinum Plus - 9 
Platinums -158
Elite Platinum - 2 
Elite - 25
Elite Gold - 26
High Gold - 32

Over the years, we have had many students accepted into the prestigious FPAC (Fine & Performing Arts Center) as well as to go on to perform on their College Dance Teams.  All of the students qualified for various prestigious programs outside of the studio due to their training at Rising Stars School of Dance! You can too!!

Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to be evaluated for one of our Competition classes.