About Us

Shining Stars Dance Academy was founded in 2016, under the direction of Heather Davis Delaney. The studio, located at 236 N Battlefield Boulevard in Chesapeake, VA was the former home to Margaret Pleau School of Dance. Margaret Pleau was Heather’s former dance instructor and role model for the last 28 years. When Miss Margaret announced her retirement, Heather was devastated that she would no longer have a studio to call home and worried about the fate of the upcoming seniors that had earned their senior solo.


After a week of intense thought and prayer, Heather approached Ms. Margaret with the idea of taking over the space and continuing a dance studio in the same location with the same focus. With Ms. Margaret’s blessing, Heather got started right away preparing the studio with fresh paint and décor but kept the same family atmosphere that is so important to her.

Shining Stars Dance Academy takes pride in small class sizes that offer more individualized attention to each dancer. Although we hope to expand to a larger studio in the future, we want to keep class sizes small, no more than 15 students.

The studio is built upon the love of dance. Through the families that attend SSDA to the instructors, everything we do is for the love of dance. We hope to inspire our students and encourage them to find their own love for dance and the confidence to showcase their talents.

We welcome all new students to try any of our classes for free to see if you too will find your own passion for dance!