Congrats to Dance Team and LDC!

Congratulations to our Dance Team who just finished another great season. We enjoyed some amazing performances, competition fun and brought home lots of awards, titles and even scholarships. In addition to three competitions, the team also participated in the JUMP dance convention and got to learn from the pros.

Congratulations to the Lederach Dance Company for their recent beautiful performances at “Be the Change” at Millersville University- a benefit performance for Excentia & S. June Smith Center  and the Contempra Youth Dance Festival.  The LDC enjoyed a fun time sharing their talent, meeting fellow dancers and enjoying the shows.


Student to dance with Beiber!

Student to dance with Beiber! DGSD is beyond excited to announce that our student Ella has found her Purpose! Out of thousands of dancers, she has been chosen to join the one and only- Justin Bieber.- on stage during his Purpose tour on Sunday, May 8th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. We are all so proud of you, Ella, and know this is just the beginning of your Purpose to shine! Proud moment for Ella, her loving family & DGSD!



Open House August 13, 2015

Open House for Fall 2015

Thursday, August 13th
10:00 am-12:00 noon, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm and 5:00 pm -7:00 pm.

Come meet the teachers, purchase shoes & dance attire from “Spotlight Dancewear” and order your DGSD dance attire!

Philly Thanksgiving Parade Performance

Philly Thanksgiving Parade Performance

The Lederach Dance Company (LDC) from Denise Gucwa’s School of Dance (DGSD) in Lederach will perform in the 6abc Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia. On November 27th, 34 local students will be tapping their feet among the ranks of the “FanTAPulous” dancers in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This annual performance brings together hundreds of dancers from schools on the East Coast.

For Lederach Dance Company members, this will be their first opportunity to dance in the nation’s oldest Thanksgiving Day parade. “LDC is honored to be participating in this great tradition. The girls are looking forward to meeting new friends who also love to dance and are excited about being on TV,” Denise Gucwa, owner and founder of the Lederach Dance Company.

For the last month, the girls have been busy learning a routine to the song “Happy.” They are also resting up for a bright and early 6:30 a.m. rehearsal on the big day and a fun time with family and friends that they will remember for years to come.

Disney Performance by Lederach Dance Company

Disney Performance by Lederach Dance Company

The Lederach Dance Company (LDC) from Denise Gucwa’s School of Dance (DGSD) in Lederach recently took center stage at Disney World in Florida. Thirty-six girls and their families traveled to Orlando to participate in “Dance the World.” This annual dance festival brings together more than 8,000 dancers from select studios from around the country as well as Canada and Mexico. LDC was honored to be invited based on an audition tape and meeting strict Disney performance criteria.

While LDC has previously performed at Hershey Park and for the 76er’s, this was the group’s first time performing at Disney. “It was truly magical.” said Denise Gucwa, owner and founder of the Lederach Dance Company, “Performing at the greatest stage in the country is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our dancers and families to share – something they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.”

Upon arrival, LDC members began a five-hour rehearsal with Disney’s cast and crew for the parade performance. The following day, the older dancers danced in the Main Street parade to “Dancin’ In The Streets” and the younger dancers showcased their talents in Hollywood Studio’s electrical parade. The final day, the group performed a 10 minute choreographed piece “Viva Las Vegas” at Hollywood Studios. A gala at Epcot for dancers and their families concluded the festivities, with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy on hand, and a VIP fireworks display.

LDC parent Heather Wallace adds, “It literally brought tears to my eyes to see my two daughters dancing down the streets of Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios! I remember thinking this is an experience our girls will never ever forget! I am so grateful to Denise Gucwa for allowing them to have such an amazing opportunity!” Dancer, Olivia Nogami adds, “I was so surprised to see so many people watching us dance down the streets of Hollywood Studios! I was so excited to be there, I loved it!”

Open House Aug 15 & 27

about-houseOpen House Aug 15 & 27

You’re invited to tour the DGSD studio, meet the teachers and learn more about which classes are right for your dancer. Come see our dancers in action in videos from  recital, competition and Disney. Plus -the 2014 Nutcracker Cast list will be posted!

August 15, Friday
10:00am – 12:00noon,1:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

August 27, Wednesday
6:00pm -8:00pm

In one visit you’ll be able to complete your dancer’s paperwork/tuition payment and purchase shoes & dance attire.  However, PLEASE do not wait until Open House to reserve a place for your dancer this Fall. Registration has been open since June and we already have wait lists and many classes have limited spots left.

To avoid disappointment, please pre-register online,  email gucwadance@comcast.net or call 215-262-4938. You only need to pay $10 per dancer or $15 per family to hold your dancer’s spot. First months tuition is due by August 15th.