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  • MUFTI WEEK Posted on 15 June 2017

    Saturday 17th June - Friday 23rd June In light of the tragic events and the many lives affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire, Mrs Handy has suggested that the school has a week long MUFTI WEEK in order to raise money for the families involved.
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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. 


The summer term is a very busy one; before half term we had three exam sessions in ballet and tap with some fantastic results!; and we have more tap and modern exams scheduled for July. 

During this second half of term we are performing some wonderful dances at various events including the Datchet Fete, Jane Bardos Charity Performance, Royal Windsor Rose Show and the Wisley Arts Festival.  If you can get along and support any of these events we guarantee you’ll enjoy them.

The auditions for the Elite Group (Woking) is this weekend, check out our events page for all the dates of these to make sure you don’t miss anything.


The Jane Bardos Charity Concert for Reuben's Fight is taking place on 2nd July, for more details and to buy tickets go to www.eventbrite.co.uk or visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/ReubensFight

It will be a fabulous night of music from stage and screen with all profits going to Reuben's Fight.  Join Norman Bowman (42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, Les Miserables), Stephen John Davis (Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Les Miserables) and Jane Bardos (Phantom of the Opera, Anything Goes, West Side Story) plus special guests for a fabulous night of music from stage and screen.  Doors open at 6pm for drinks, entertainment and a silent auction. Come along and help Reuben in his fight against cancer.

It should be a memorable evening and it would be great if you are able to come along and support the children and the charity.



We would like to congratulate some of our students who have been awarded scholarships for Cecchetti Associates based on their performance in the classes this year.
Elsa Eastmond whose scholarship was given by London Children's Ballet, Phoebe Medcalf given by Chelsea Ballet School and Harry Weston given by Anthea Sanders School.

We are also very proud of several of our students who have been chosen to be part of the London Children's Ballet's main and touring companies for 2017.

Marnie Cox-Harrison was chosen to be part of the LCB's main company for 2017 and danced in The Secret Garden last month taking on 3 roles. 

Kitty Cox-Harrison and Harry Weston have been chosen to be in one of the touring companies for 2017.  The touring companies perform at residential care homes, hospices, day centres and Special Educational Needs schools during July.  Having had the casting, Kitty was chosen to play the role of 'Mary Lennox' and, she is over the moon!  Harry, too, is thrilled that he was chosen to play 'Colin' as well as 2 other roles.       









News just in!  We are pleased to be able to announce the details for our Summer Workshop that will be held over in Woking during the summer holidays. 

On Wednesday 30th August from 9.30-3.00pm come and join in with our fun packed day of Dance & Drama including an exciting ‘Aladdin’ workshop from Kayleigh Thadani, direct from the West End!

Kayleigh is a member of Disney's Aladdin original West End cast. She has been performing in the UK and around the world for the past 7 years after training in the US and UK. Kayleigh has also been lucky enough to have performed at The London Palladium, The Royal Albert Hall as well as on BBC’s Children In Need this year whilst performing in Aladdin 8 shows per week! She is a swing in the show, which means she covers all the female ensemble roles. She can't wait to work with you on the 30th August and transport you to Agrabah!

Book your place now!

Contact Liz Penness on 07592 874958 or Email admin@susanhandydance.co.uk



A wonderful experience and introduction to the ballet for young families are the Engish National Ballet My First Ballet productions.  My First Ballet: Cinderella is continuiing its run at theatres in July. Visit ballet.org.uk/myfirstballet for more information.


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


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.



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



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

New 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

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

Tap and Modern (5+) Salvation Army Hall, Sythwood Saturdays 10.45-11.45am

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

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

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
Holyport College

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