Donna Wilkins School of Dance opened in August 1970. The first studio was located at 1518 Springmeadow Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia.
In August of 1980 a second larger location of 1250 square feet, was opened in Virginia Beach at 2224 Pleasure House Road. In 1981 the Norfolk studio moved and all of the students from that location began taking classes at the new Virginia Beach studio.
In August of 1992, Donna and daughter Amy Wilkins Kidwell opened a third location in the Kiln Creek development of Newport News. The studios assumed the name "Wilkins School of Dance" and operated until 2014 when Amy's family was relocated to Florida.
In August of 2004 the Virginia Beach studio expanded to Birchwood Shopping Center. After returning to the area from professional career abroad in dance, Donna's youngest daughter, Jennifer Wilkins, became a partner and Co-owner of the Virginia Beach studio. The new studio is 4800 square feet with two spacious teaching rooms, dressings rooms, and a large waiting room. The studios feature professional floating hardwood dance floors, 10 ft. mirrors, & vaulted ceilings.