Welcome to the website for the Susan Handy School of Dance

Here are some successes of our past and present pupils who went on to study dance at vocational schools:-


Victoria Arbiter – Elmhurst Ballet School

Larissa Arnold – Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance

Sara Ashby – Laine Theatre Arts

Jane Bardos – Arts Ed Chiswick

Caroline Basra – Birmingham Conservatoire

Jenni Bristow – Northern Ballet School

Fleur Clarke – Institute of the Arts Barcelona

Sarah Du-Feu – ENB & Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Karen Foster – Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Molly Francis – Urdang Academy

Katy Gibbon – London City Ballet Company

Eva Grundon – Tring Park School of Performing Arts

Emma Handy – London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art

Victoria Harris – English National Ballet Company

Victoria Hayward - Chichester University and gained a BA Hons in Dance

Stephanie Hockin – Trinity LABAN Conservatoire

Abigail Holt – Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Stephanie Joyce – Central School of Ballet

Olivia Kavanagh – Northern School of Ballet

Samantha Lane – Laine Theatre Arts

Katie Lowe – Arts Ed Chiswick





Caroline Martin – Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

Yasmeen Mohamed – Millennium Performing Arts

Demetra Moore – Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Sarah Parker – Royal ballet School White Lodge

Ellen Pickering – Tring Park School

Milo Quinton – Urdang Academy

Sara Riches – Laine Theatre Arts

Isabel Robertson – Institute of the Arts Barcelona

Abigail Robinson – London Studio Centre

Ella Robinson – Urdang Academy

Kate Robinson – Performers College

Alice Smith – Tring Park School

Melissa Surman – Northern School of Ballet

Rory Sutherland – Trinity LABAN Conservatoire

Siobhan Walker – English National Ballet

Kirsty Williams – Trinity LABAN Conservatoire


And finally

Iris Gazet – Elmhurst Ballet School

Holly Lidgate – London Studio Centre



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.



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New Classes

Acro Jazz (7+) Tuesdays 5.45-6.45pm Old Windsor

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

Musical Theatre classes with additional singing groups Wednesdays from 5.15pm at Datchet Scout HQ

Primary Tap and Modern (5+) Saturdays 10.00-11.00am at The Salvation Army Hall Sythwood, Woking.

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

Intermediate Adult Tap - The Scout Hut, Datchet Wednesdays 7.30-8.30pm

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