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What is it to be a Dancer at Marriotts?

In Dance, our intent is to engage and energise the students to want to perform and hone their skills to a professional standard, enjoying their learning and learning to work collaboratively with others to shape and rehearse their work with clear targets in order to improve their self-image. 

Students will learn both the creative and technical side of Dance, including the language, in order to access the next stage of their education and/or extra-curricular studies.  Our curriculum builds on the skills that students bring from other subjects and also includes a rich opportunity for individuals to get involved in extra curricular activities. 

Dance aim to provide students with a life-long love affair with the arts and encourage students to explore the wider world of performance work and the culture that surrounds it.  Throughout the key stages and courses, students will also gain the transferrable vocational skills of confidence, teamwork, communication skills, time management, self management, self discipline and creativity which will allow them to flourish in the competitive world of work.

Curriculum Overview 

Click on the relevent year group curriculum maps in the document section below to find out more detail about what is studied in Marriotts Computing and IT department. For further details of the Performing Arts curriculum please contact Miss H Everett:

You also download Knowledge Organisers for each year group from our Knowledge organiser page . These outline what homework is expected from each student, for all subjects in Year 7 and 8. 

Subject Team

The Performing Arts Department consists of 5 highly skilled and motivated members of staff who are fully committed to ensuring each student maximises their potential in Drama and Dance and is able to enjoy the diverse range of topics that we study at Marriotts.

Staff Role In Faculty
Miss H Everett Head of Performing Arts (Joint)
Mrs J Martin Head Of Dance
Mr A Edwards Lead Practitioner: Performing Arts
Mrs S Endersbee Teacher of Performing Arts
Mrs J Lyttle Teacher of Performing Arts

Curriculum Maps

Click on the relevent year group curriculum map to find out more detail about what is studied in Marriotts Performing Arts department.

Year 7 Curriculum map

Year 8 Curriculum map

Year 9 Curriculum map

Year 10 Curriculum map

Year 11 Curriculum map

Careers: Where can this subject take me?

Potential careers

Amongst a wide range of careers accessible with a Performing Arts degree, students could consider:

Actor, Director, Singer, Dancer, Lighting designer/technician, Sound Designer/ Technician, Costume Designer, Community Arts Worker, Drama Therapist, Lawyer, Politician, Arts Administrator, Youth Worker, Teaching, Theatre Education Officer, Public Relations, Sales positions.

Whether you consider yourself a performer or not, good qualifications in Performing Arts from Marriotts will prepare you well for your life ahead.

How to become a Theatre director Set design and how to get into it. How to become an actor


These alumni all showed boundless enthusiasm for Performing Arts whilst at Marriotts and will now help to prepare other students for their university applications.

Subject Documents Date  
Yr7 Performing Arts Curriculum Map 09th Nov 2020 Download
Yr8 Performing Arts Curriculum Map 09th Nov 2020 Download
Yr9 Dance Curriculum Map 09th Nov 2020 Download
Yr10 Dance Curriculum Map 09th Nov 2020 Download