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  • SADLER'S WELLS THEATRE TICKETS Posted on 17 October 2017

    I have some tickets for a performance by the Royal Ballet at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on Saturday 4th November at 2.30 for a wonderful mixed programme of Still Life at the Penguin Café, Le Baiser de la Fếe and Arcadia.
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Welcome to the website for the Susan Handy School of Dance

This is the place to find out what's going on and coming up.

This term we are very much looking forward to our Woking branch's bi-annual show, where we shall be performing scenes from Alice in Wonderland. 
As with every show there is lots of information coming your way and tickets have already gone on sale!  

 

 

Rehearsals are in full swing and the costume fittings taking place, please do your best not to miss any classes.

 

 

 

 

The show itself is on SUNDAY 26th November and there are two performances, one at 2pm and one at 5pm.  On SATURDAY 25th there is a full rehearsal from 1.45 and this day will also be the PHOTO DAY (therefore if you miss it you will miss out on photos too). 

We do need as much help from parents as possible and also any ex-students that would be able to spare some of their time to help out, it is lots of fun just let the office know if you can.

Now for some rather nice news.  One of my students Maia Perkins has been chosen to dance in Poldark for the BBC and has also been offered without an audition a place in English National Ballet Company's Youth Ballet Company. There are only twenty students and they come from over the country.


Plus four of our Windsor students Ophelia Almeyda, Marnie Cox-Harrison, Elsa Eastmond, Amelia Marriott and Maia Perkins have been awarded scholarships to attend the Cecchetti Associates Scheme at the Arts Educational School in Chiswick.

And 20 of our students have been awarded places at Cecchetti Associates where they attend at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London.


Wonderful news and many congratulations to all of you!

 

Good luck to all of you taking part in the Cecchetti Classical Ballet Children's Awards on the 5th November and the Mabel Ryan Awards on 18th November.  https://www.cecchetti.co.uk/new-page/

Don't forget to check out our Events page for all the events we have coming up.         

GRADES OR STANDARDS

Many of you ask the difference between the Grade and Standard exams and classes.  We have therefore included this information in the available downloads for your perusal below and on the Contact Us page.

 

BALLET BUNS

​A great tutorial to help achieve the perfect bun Click Here

 

POINTE SHOE RIBBONS

Click Here to help you with sewing the ribbons onto your pointe shoes. Happy Sewing! 

New Classes

Modern (4-6 years) - Eton Wick Village Hall Thursdays 4.15-4.45pm

Body Conditioning - Pyrford Village Hall, Woking Tuesdays 7.15-8.00pm

GCSE Dance (13+) Eton and Woking - Please email the office for details.

Come along for a FREE trial class to any of our classes.

Adult Ballet Stretch - Baldwin Institute Wednesdays 7.00-8.00pm

Beginners Adult Tap - The Scout Hut, Datchet Wednesdays 8.30-9.15pm

Adult Ballet Stretch - Bishop David Brown School, Woking Wednesdays 8.00-9.00pm

Please note that all trial classes must be booked in advance by emailing the office or calling 07515 270432.

If your child decides that this is not for her/him, there is no charge or obligation.

For your trial class, please dress your child comfortably. Girls, if you don’t have a leotard please wear leggings or a skirt and T-shirt. Boys, a pair of shorts and T-shirt is appropriate. If ballet shoes are not available the trial class should be danced in bare feet.

If your child needs your presence in the classroom during the first class, this is fine. Once she/he is settled in class, however, we do prefer that you leave them to it, except for music & movement classes where you are able to watch each week. 

If you would like to continue with classes then you may join for the remainder of the term and will be charged on a pro rata basis. You will need to complete the Booking Form (downloadable) and send it to Susan Handy School of Dance, 20 Eton Road, Datchet, Berkshire SL4 9AY, together with the Registration Fee (£20), once received an invoice will be sent to you for the terms fees.

Once you have joined, please be on time for each class! Being late disturbs the children already in class and often makes the latecomers uncomfortable.  If you are late, please ensure that your child is completely ready before quietly entering the room. Parents are asked not to interrupt the class once it has started.

Please be advised that the taking of photographs in the classroom is strictly prohibited except on our special “Watching Days” at the end of each term.

Contact Details

Susan Handy School of Dance Office
20 Eton Road, Datchet, Berkshire SL3 9AY
01753 542672

 
Email:  Eton/Windsor/Datchet
​           office@susanhandydance.co.uk
            
Woking
             admin@susanhandydance.co.uk
            
Uniform
             uniform@susanhandydance.co.uk
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Holyport College
             susanhandy@susanhandydance.co.uk​           

Tuesday - Wednesday – Thursday
09:30 to 2.30pm
Jane Lidgate - Finance Director/Senior Administrator - 07515 270432
Liz Penness - Administrator for Woking - 07592 874958