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.

Welcome to the world Austin Francis Sly.

Born 23rd May 2018 at 00.38. Weighing 6lbs 12.5oz.  Miss Melanie and Austin are doing really well and promise to be in for a visit fairly soon as Austin is keen to meet all of his dancing buddies! 



Tickets for the Eton/Windsor Show are now on Sale!

You can print off a ticket application form found in our Downloads section.
​You can also find there all the documents that have been sent out on email, so if you are unsure on any details regarding the show please check here first.

Performances are:

Saturday 21st July at 2pm for Tales from Beatrix Potter and The Fantastic Toy Shop plus Inspirational Icons

Saturday 21st July at 7pm Sleeping Beauty and Inspirational Icons

Sunday 22nd July at 4pm Sleeping Beauty and Inspirational Icons



Click the links below.

Map for student drop off             Parking Info                  Theatre Week


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


The production company producing the 2018 Pantomime at the Kenton Theatre, Henley are looking to add 5 or 6 senior dancers, aged 16+, to their pantomime to perform alongside their professional cast in this years pantomime 'Dick Whittington' at The Kenton Theatre, Henley.  They would like to offer our students a chance to audition for them. 

The production is brought to The Kenton by Immersion Theatre, the company behind last years hugely successful Robin Hood pantomime and this year are looking to add a cast of local senior juveniles to the ensemble. The dance auditions will be held at the Kenton Theatre on July 21st. 

To reserve a place at the auditions all you need to do is email your name, D.O.B and where you currently study dance (if applicable) to henleypanto@hotmail.com. Then then reply with confirmation of a place and allocate a time slot for the audition day along with further information of what is required on the day. There are limited spaces available on the day so reserve a space as soon as possible.

Audition will consist of a learning a short dance routine, taught by our choreographer, Chris Whittaker. We are not just necessarily looking for the best dancers but those that can perform and can bring character to our production. 

Requirements for the production and terms of auditions are; 
They must be 16 or older on or before August 31st 2018 and out of secondary education by Sept 2018. Please note that unfortunately this is a licensing stipulation and therefore we are unable to see any one that is under this age.

Compulsory dates

- Rehearsals November 25th; December 2nd, 9th, 

- Technical rehearsals December 10th, 11th, 12th

- Dress rehearsal December 14th 

- Performance dates December 15th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th. 

Performers will be part of one team and will be expected to appear at all performances. Should there be any issues with these dates please ask the students to note them in their initial emails. 

We are really excited to see the talent your students have to offer and to hopefully add some of them to our pantomime this christmas. We look forward to hearing from them soon, in the meantime if yourself or the students wish to check out any more information regarding Immersion theatre please use the link below to see the company's website.


Any questions please don't hesitate to contact me and we look forward to hearing from you all. ​

Best wishes, 

on behalf of Immersion Theatre



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