Classes for Everyone!

Denise Gucwa’s School of Dance in Lederach, Pennsylvania offers classes in a variety of dance styles for both new and experienced dancers, ages 2 to adult.

Our comprehensive curriculum runs year-round with programs for recreational, serious and competitive dancers. Regardless of your student’s goal, our outstanding and encouraging faculty support all of our students in becoming outstanding individuals in both dance and life.

Not only is dance a great physical workout and creative outlet, it builds poise and self-confidence. DGSD students have fun learning the art of dance in our encouraging atmosphere and build strong friendships along the way.

To ensure quality instruction and safety, class sizes are limited. Please contact us asap to avoid disappointment or a waiting list. Free trial classes and studio tours are available on request.


  • Creative Dance
  • Pre-Ballet
  • Ballet, Pointe
  • Tap
  • Modern
  • Jazz
  • Hip Hop
  • Acro Dance
  • Performing Company
  • Competition Team
  • Summer Classes and Camps
  • Autism Movement Therapy instructors can come to  your school or group

Recitals and Performances

Each June, DGSD students are invited to show off their new skills to their family and friends by performing in our annual recital. Our goal is to make every performance stress-free for families and fun for performers with age-appropriate costumes and choreography.

Dancers may also be invited to participate in community performances throughout the year such as the “Holiday Show” at a local nursing home and in The Nutcracker.  In addition, there are two in-studio “viewing” days for our younger students as well as a Bring A Friend week. Advanced students seeking additional performing opportunities may audition for The Lederach Dance Company and some may be also be invited to participate on the DGSD Competition Team.

Class Descriptions

Creative Dance (ages 2.5-4)
Young children can express their ideas and feelings through improvisation, rhythm, group songs, and dances using fun costumes & props while gaining confidence and body awareness.

Pre-Ballet/Tap/Jazz (ages 4-6)
Introduces children to basic ballet, tap steps, or jazz steps and vocabulary using fun costumes & props.

Ballet provides a solid foundation for other forms of dance and forms the basis for discipline, creativity, and appreciation of dance as an art form. Barre and center work build strength and flexibility.

Individual guidance is applied to develop coordination and poise.  Students are invited to take Pointe when their strength and technical achievement reaches a certain level.

Pointe *teacher recommendation required
En pointe (pointe) means “on the tip” and is a part of classical ballet technique practiced using specially reinforced shoes called pointe shoes or toe shoes.

Is an intricate form of dance with the feet as well as the body.  Tap enhances rhythmic dynamics, speed and agility with a focus on total body movement, technique, and performance quality.

Classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style performed to contemporary music.

Hip Hop
Features the hottest steps and choreography seen in music videos and concerts. Students will explore both new school and old school foundation movement.

Incorporates creativity & self-expression with a focus on strength in movement and spatial awareness & imagery.

Acro dance
This style of dance combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character and its unique choreography.