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Welcome to The McGowan

School of Dance.


We are a Dance School based in West Cornwall originally started by Penzance’s famous ‘Miss’ Diana McGowan in the early 1950's. We are delighted to now be based at 'Inner Space' Studio in Newlyn

We aim to continue Diana's legacy to provide recognised qualifications for children wishing 

to study dance for a hobby or pursue a professional career in the arts. 

The school is now owned and run by Maria De Francesca who was Diana's assistant for many years. Maria is a RAD registered teacher with Silver Swans license and also teaches GCSE, Btec and A Level Dance.

We offer RAD Ballet classes for all ages from toddlers to adults and ISTD Tap and Modern.

All classes are taught by fully qualified registered RAD and ISTD trained teachers.

Please feel free to get in touch for any further information.

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