January 29, 2020
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Performing Arts

At Dunalley we celebrate the performing arts and encourage the children to participate in lessons, Dunalley University and after school.

The Choir

The Choir is led by Mrs Fisher who's enthusiasm for singing is infectious. Her bubbly approach, passion and dedication enables our children to sing in a relaxed and happy environment, which means they smile as they sing.
The Choir is run as an after school club which enables all children to experience the elation of singing in a large group.

"I would just like to say how fantastic the school choir were at the Cheltenham festival of performing arts at the town hall. All the children should be proud of themselves . Also a massive thank you to Mrs Fisher who has worked really hard with the choir and for her time." Yr3 Parent

- Young Voices Jan 2017
- Age Uk Glos - Carol Service at Gloucestershire Cathedral Dec 2016

Mrs White heads up dance and combines Zumba and Street to create vibrant routines. Dance is run as an after school club and provided as a module within Dunalley University. Mrs White has also run Zumba for parents and children enabling families to dance and exercise together.

The dance troupe have performed at the Town Hall and The Everyman Theatre as part of the Gloucestershire School's Dance Festival in recent years performing to Footloose, Jail House Rock and I will follow him from Sister Act.

- Feet First Dance Festival - 7th March 2017
Musical Celebration
On Thursday 16th June 2016 we held our inaugural Musical Celebration and were entertained by some fabulous recitals from both Children and Parents. Four Yr6 students organised the evening which included solo, duet and group performances on the piano, guitar, ukulele and recorder. The Choir also joined us and sang the songs they had sung at the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts. Many thanks to everyone that performed, the audience and organisers.

- Musical Celebration - 16th June 2016
Dunalley's Got Talent
Every summer term Mrs Fisher holds auditions for Dunalley's Got Talent with around 15 acts going forward to perform in front of the school and 3 judges. Acts have ranged from Magicians to Musicians and included dancers and gymnasts. We look forward to this years show and the wonderful talent surprises in store!
As well as singing in school the choir also perform out and about.
Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts
This year they are performing at the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts on the 3rd of May. It was the first time we had entered and we are very proud of the Distinction and positive feedback we received.
The Bear and the Piano Book Signing
On the 9th July 2016 The Choir sang outside Waterstones as part of the book signing for 'The Bear and the Piano' and Cheltenham Music Festival.