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The Bishop Dunne Falconette squad has won many awards and accolades this year for the team's expert dancing and enthusiastic routines. Coach Kelly Norman, on left, is also a former Falconette and graduate of the school.


Bishop Dunne Falconette Audrey Blackburn Was Born to Dance--and Lead

Sophomore Audrey Blackburn began dancing when she was four years old. She practices at Stacia's School of Dance in Cedar Hill twice a week for two hours. In addition, including her dancing with the Bishop Dunne Falconette Drill Team, she dances every day, and sometimes twice a day. Her favorite type of dance is jazz or lyrical.

With her dance experience and skill, Audrey joined the Falconettes in eighth grade. She has attended many exciting events including a number of competitions, beginning with a trip to Hawaii her freshman year. This year she brought home a trophy in the top Senior Private Solo Division at the American Dance Championship held in Duncanville.


Her plan for the future includes a tryout to become a "World Famous Kilgore Rangerette" at Kilgore Junior College. She’d like to earn a business degree there and then move on to a design college like Parsons in New York to become an interior decorator and designer.

A Falcon since sixth grade, Audrey came from St. Elizabeth’s and said her favorite class her first year at Dunne was Mr. Jeremy Ratliff’s math class. This year she enjoys all her classes, especially English with Mr. Kelly, a new ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education) teacher working towards his Master’s degree in Education from Notre Dame.

As president of the sophomore class, Audrey is a natural leader who keeps involved in many aspects of the school. She’s a member of the National Art Honor Society and was in charge of the school’s annual talent show in March, where she worked behind the scenes, so never saw an act on stage, but kept things smoothly running.

For more information on Bishop Dunne’s Falconette Dance and Drill team squad, see the school’s website: or contact Coach Kelly Norman at 

Newly enrolled families are invited to Falcon Friday on May 6, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Representatives from Bishop Dunne’s academic departments, summer camps, technology department, and business office will be in attendance to answer questions and help new families experience a smooth transition into Bishop Dunne. Then, join us for a free football scrimmage game, along with performances by our band and cheerleaders.




Bishop Dunne Summer Camps
Summer is a busy, fun, and productive time at Bishop Dunne. Students can choose to take courses in academic subjects, strengthen foundations, work ahead to be ready for rigorous classes, learn something wonderfully new just for enjoyment, or develop athletic skills. Summer programs are also an excellent way for new students to make new friends and learn their way around campus. For more information see the school’s website: or contact Christine Voigt at

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