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Studio Awards & Acknowledgements:

Star Talent Productions - Galaxy Award - May 2022
CoVa Best of 2022 Awards - Best Dance Studio  “Silver”
CoVa Best of 2021 Awards - Best Dance Studio “Gold”

Standout Studio Award, Impact Dance Adjudicators - May 2021

Virginia Pilot’s Best of Chesapeake 2020 Awards “Silver”

CoVa 2020 Best of Business Awards  - Best Small Business “Gold”

Virginia Pilot’s Best of Chesapeake 2019 Awards “Silver”


Our Story

Shining Stars Dance Academy was founded in 2016, under the direction of Heather Davis Delaney. The former studio, located at 236 N Battlefield Boulevard, was the former home to the Margaret Pleau School of Dance. When Ms. Margaret announced her retirement, Heather approached her with the idea of taking over the space and continuing a dance studio in the same location with the same focus.


Since then Theresa Hylinski has been brought on as an Owner/Co-Director and continues on the legacy of the studio. Under her discretion the studio has grown exponentially and has relocated down the street into a larger facility at 805 N. Battlefield Blvd, Ste. 115-116 to accommodate our ever-growing studio family. We also have several more performance opportunities for the dancers, including a Christmas parade and a competition team. 

Shining Stars Dance Academy takes pride in small class sizes that offer more individualized attention to each dancer. No matter how much we grow as a studio, we want to always keep class sizes small, no more than 15 students, so that we can ensure quality training to every dancer.

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!

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