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  • LOST PROPERTY Posted on 01 December 2017

    Dear all, Thanks to everyone who helped to raise monies for Reuben. I have a pair of black gloves and one earring left at the Windsor Parish Church on Sunday, if it is yours do let the office know. Mrs H
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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.

We have had some wonderful achievements this term which we would love to share with you all.

Many congratulations to Ellie Lawrance for her wonderful choreography for the Windsor Boys School production of Beauty and the Beast recently.  She is following in the footsteps of young choreographers from the Sue Handy Dance stable who have come forward and produced great dance numbers for the WBS shows.  Brilliant.

At the recent Cecchetti Classical Ballet Awards at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. The school had the following successes:

Iris Gazet won the Cecchetti Classical Ballet Children’s Award.
Kitty Cox-Harrison won the Cecchetti Associates Performance Award – the Lower Junior Mabel Ryan Award.
Tilly Medcalf and Harry Weston received Commendations in the Junior Mabel Ryan Award.
Millie Marriott received a Commendation in the Middle Mabel Ryan Awards.

Fabulous results. Everyone is very proud of you.


Harry Weston has been offered a place in the London Children's Ballet production of the Canterville Ghost to be performed in London in 2018. Many congratulations to him.



We enjoyed some great festive performances from our Eton Elite Modern Company at the Eton Christmas Light Switch on.




Once again we were priviledged to take part in the Children In Need Tapathon which this year involved 7,518 tappers!!! What an incredible achievement. Every year they break the previous year numbers but unfortunately fell short by just 78 persons. Tremendous.
Well done everyone who took part determined to smash the record and also supporting such a great cause, raising funds collectively, which this year are in access of £38,600. Phenomenal.


The term is now over and we hope you are looking forward to the Christmas break.  Everyone at the Susan Handy School would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful New Year.

The new term starts back on Monday 8th January, look forward to seeing you all then.  Merry Christmas!


What an amazing weekend. Thank you to everyone who was involved in the making and who came to see the show, to all the performers who did such a superb job and looked fabulous and to everyone behind the scenes who made this Woking’s best show to date! 


Here are some of the lovely comments we received…

What people are saying…

I would like to say a huge thank you to the dance school for giving Freya the opportunity to take part in the show. She absolutely loved it, the look of delight on her face when she was performing was so special.

Many thanks.  We look forward to the next show.

“ What a memorable Sunday, the shows were fantastic!

“ Thank you so much for all the hard work everyone put in to make the show such a success!  And the costumes were just amazing! Gorgeous photos too.

“ Thanks for organising, the show was brilliant!

“ The girls loved it, Katie keeps saying she wants to do it again!

“ The show was brilliant and Martha loved doing it so a big thank you! 

“ Thanks for all your hard work organising the show. It was wonderful to watch and the girls greatly enjoyed it.

“ The girls had a great time, and we really enjoyed the performance. Very well put together.  They both slept in this morning. It was a big day for them. Thank you.

“ It was a great show, Edie really loved being involved with it.

“ We, our family and friends thoroughly enjoyed the show – it was lovely to see all the children dance.  Thanks to everyone!!

“ Just want to say a huge thank you to you for the show yesterday which was superb. 

“ Thank you for your part in organising yesterday’s amazing show.  We received so many positive comments from friends and family. We truly thought it was the best one yet. Well done everyone!

“ Please can you pass on our huge thanks to everyone involved in organising the show.  We thought it was fantastic!  The costumes and choreography were amazing and both Emily and Maddy thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

“ Just wanted to say what an amazing show everyone put on yesterday, you can see how much work obviously went into it and you should be very proud of yourselves! Claudia had an amazing day. Thanks again to you all.


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

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 Only
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