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  • WEDNESDAY CLASSES - BALDWIN Posted on 16 January 2019

    Please be advised that Miss Cecile is no longer teaching on Wednesday evenings, classes will temporarily be taken by Mrs Handy and Piedad Seiquer. We are in the process of looking for another teacher and will keep you updated on the situation.
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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.

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone involved with the Gentlemens Ballet Class.  The volunteers did a MARVELOUS job at attempting the ballet class and judging by a set of sore calves in my household realise how difficult and involved ballet is. 

Thank you also to everyone for the mufit donations/sponsorship/class entry fee money/buying cakes & raffle tickets or just simply donating to our Just Giving page.  We are currently up to £2000 in our fundraising efforts, updates of our total raised and photos of events are on Facebook and Insta and I will send an email in the New Year with a final total after some more sponsor money etc comes in but we are all very grateful for your support for a cause which is extremely dear to our hearts. 

Our just giving page will be up and running for some time to come - if you can make a donation and leave a message for Sue Man that would be amazing.


Our raffle prize winners were:-

Lunch for 4 at the Waterside Inn, Bray - The CANN family
Susan Handy Class Fee for a term - The DANIOW family
Christmas Decoration Hamper  - The COPSEY family
A hand knitted Susan Handy Doll - The JOHNSON family
A dozen Patticake Cupcakes - The BASRA family
Cake from Pattiserie Valerie - The ADLAM family

Congratulations to our winners

Once again, thank you so much for your support.

Jane Lidgate



The Susan Handy School of Dance
School Awards 2017/8

The Pippa Reece Award for the senior part the school is awarded to:

Jenni Canali, Freya Holt and Megan Windsor

The Susan Handy Cup for the lower part of the school is awarded to:

Layla Jaser, Lara Talbot and Ellie Montgomerie

The Errol Pickford Cup for boys is awarded to:

Matthew Saunders

The John Burrows Cup is awarded jointly to:

Keira Delaney and Rachael Grimmer

The Audrey Wooller Prize for 2018/2020 was awarded in July to:

Holly Lidgate and Grace Pearson Hall

Congratulations to you all, keep up the good work.


We once again would encourage the students to take part in the Cecchetti Choreographic Competition which is taking place on Sunday 10th March.  This is a very popular, long established event and young dancers studying the Cecchetti method have the opportunity to develop their skills in the world of choreography.  All the details and forms can be downloaded from our downloads page.  All entries must reach the office by the 15th February.


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




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