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  • Please could those of you that have borrowed leotards for competitions and summer schools make sure you return them at your earliest convenience. We also have a large stock of second hand tap shoes, please see Mrs Saunders before you buy new ones as they are good quality and a very good price. Many thanks.
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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.


Very sadly, we lost Sue Man, one of our amazing wardrobe ladies to cancer earlier this term.  It was a very big shock to us all as we were never aware that she was so poorly.  She was an amazing lady and a huge part of the Susan Handy team and will be very much missed by us all.

We would like to hold a Memorial Day for her and raise some money for a cancer charity of her families choice.  We have decided to do this in several ways and need your help to make it happen.

Our last week of term starts on Saturday 1st December – Friday 7th December.  This will be watching week for all our classes, but we would also like to make it a MUFTI week where the children can wear what they would like to class.  We ask that they pay £1 per class for this.

On Saturday 1st December we will be holding a DAD’s/BROTHER’S/UNCLES etc BALLET CLASS.

This will be held at the BALDWIN INSTITUTE from 2.45-4.30pm in ETON with a short demonstration by our senior elite ballet class just before the class begins.  We ask that any participant signing up pays a £10 entry fee (100% going to the charity) and also gets some sponsorship monies where possible.  We have set up a Just Giving Page but also will send you a good old fashioned sponsorship form.

It will be a fun class and I am sure will be entertaining to watch.  During this time we will also have a cake sale and donations towards this will be gratefully received.

On our Downloads page is a form for the male members of your family – please do encourage them to sign up for the event – teams also welcome.

We look forward to your support for our Memorial Day.

Best wishes Susan Handy and the Team

We have been up to some exciting things this term.

Princess Eugenie, a past pupil of the school, who was the guest of honour at The Lord Mayor's Big Curry lunch held at the Guildhall, London in the summer pictured with pupils who took part. Ophelia Almedya, Marnie Cox-Harrison, Elsa Eastmond, Freya Holt, Grace Pearson-Hall and Anna Theobalds.


Here we have some of our students looking extremely festive all ready to perform for the big Christmas Light Switch On in Eton.

And for the Windsor Christmas Lights Switch on with the Busy Buttons Design Centre.  
See promo video here.



Tickets for the Classical Ballet Awards are obtainable from Sadler's Wells Box Office Now.

Tel 0207 863 8000   www.sadlerswells.com
N.B. Transaction fees apply: £3.00 for telephone bookings, £1.95 for online bookings.
No charge in person at Ticket Office.

We will post the timetable on the website when I receive it from the organiser. Please be aware that the competitors must not wear my school uniform. Different coloured leotards and matching belts can be hired from Mrs Saunders who is at the Baldwin on Monday evenings from 6.30. Please make sure the leotard fits well and is not too big.  I am always happy to check it for you.

Sue Handy          


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