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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.


Dear Parents

I am sure you are all aware that Melanie Bull will be leaving the school at the end of this term to have a baby. She has been at the school for ten years and I have taken great pride in watching her grow into the teacher and choreographer she now is. She will be much missed.

This is to you know that I have engaged four new teachers. Miss Freida Mennen who will teach on Mondays and Fridays, Miss Tanja Koschorrek on Saturdays all for Eton,  Miss Angelina Spurrier for Woking on Tuesday and half way through next term, when she obtains her work permit, Miss Cecile Brits on Wednesdays. Miss Jenni Bristow will stand in for her till then till then. They are all very well qualified Cecchetti trained teachers and are looking forward to being part of the school.

I would ask you to give them time to settle in, for them to get to know the students and also the running of the school. Their teaching methods may be different from Miss Melanie's and not only are they they are joining right in the middle of the academic year but, they are going to have to rehearse Miss Melanie's choreography which can be daunting. Both Miss Freida and Miss Tanja are coming to be with Melanie this term to watch and assist her as she is getting a bit larger now. I was thinking of having a book on whether it will a boy or girl!

Details will appear on our Teachers page soon for you read about them.

I am really looking forward to welcoming them to the school.

There will be a presentation for Miss Melanie on the last Saturday of the term 24th March at 12.15 at the Baldwin Institute to which you are welcome to attend.

With good wishes

Susan Handy



New this term we have Acro Jazz classes in Old Windsor.

For all details please go to the new classes section below and come along for a free trial.



This Summer we have another fabulous workshop coming your way. 
Come and join in our fun packed two days of dance and musical theatre with classes in Bollywood & Commercial styles, to name a few, plus professional workshops held by West End Dancers including from Kayleigh Thadani who is an ex Cecchetti Associate and is currently starring in Aladdin at The Prince Edward Theatre, London.

You will also be in with a chance to win 2 free tickets to see ‘Aladdin’ in the West End, just by booking a place you’ll be entered into the raffle.

For more details and booking forms email us at admin@susanhandydance.co.uk



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

Brand New Acro Jazz (7+) Tuesdays 4.30-5.30pm Old Windsor

Grade 1 Modern (6+) Thursdays 4.30-5.15pm Eton Wick
Grade 1 Tap (6+) Thursdays 5.15-6.00pm Eton Wick

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