Welcome to the website for the
Susan Handy School of Dancing

Dear Parents
Now the dust has settled, we just wanted to send a message to everyone to say a very BIG thank you for your patience and commitment in helping us produce a great show. I truly hope that you enjoyed watching your children perform and also enjoyed the opportunity to see what older / younger children can do and also experience the other genres of dance that the school offers.

An extra thank you to everyone who helped backstage looking after the children, sellling programmes, fire marshalling, sewing and indeed helping everywhere - it really was very much appreciated. Thanks also to everyone who came to help transfer the costumes back and wash them - that is a big task and a difficult one when we are so tired so having so many of you come along and help was AMAZING! Thank you :)
This year was the best ever for Lost Property - not much left at all. I do have a list of what was left as follows:- Blue H&M Cardigan Age 10-12; White T Shirt Size 6; 1 tap shoe size 1.5; 1 split sole canvas ballet shoe; 1 gold flip flop size 2-3 'havaianas'; Mossimo Size 5 Denim shorts; Pink cardigan with Sequin Strawberries age 7-8; A dolls dress; New white knickers age 3-4; 2 hairbrushes; 5 drinks bottles; 1 pink sunglasses; 1 pink leather ballet shoe, 1 headband and one Age 13 Purple Gilet.
Also lost at the Baldwin Institute we have a Gold heard locket and a necklace with a pink letter M.
Please let me know if any of the above is yours. It is safe at the Baldwin Institute at the moment!

I will be putting the DVD order into the company next week. If you still would like a copy of the DVD - please can you email me to let me know and make payment to account no 19824260 sort code 30-99-72 - the cost is £20

I have had a number of messages regarding invoices for the Autumn Term - I have not yet done these as I thought it might get lost in all the communication for the show - I will be emailing the invoices out to you all next term. We have some new classes next term in Datchet and Eton - Modern and tap for ages 4-6 year olds; street dance for 6 - 11 yrs. If you are interested in trialing one of these classes, please do let me know.
We all hope that you have a fabulous summer break and look forward to seeing you back in the Autumn Term which starts on Saturday 13th September.

Many thanks and with good wishes Susan Handy & Jane Lidgate

This is the place to come to find out what's going on and coming up. There's always lots happening, see it here first.


This year the school is celebrating its 40th birthday!

We are commemorating the event with some specially made clothing - T-shirts, zip up sweatshirts and the onesie.

If you would like to order something you can find an order form with all the details in the download section below or can also be obtained via the online shop.  

We hope you will want to join in the birthday celebrations with us.


Timetables for the term can be downloaded by clicking the links below.






 Please watch this fantastic piece of tap dancing, it's amazing. 



Files you can download

2014 Show DVD Order Form
Registration Form
Eton & Windsor Timetable Autumn Term 2014
Ickenham Autumn Timetable 2014
Woking Timetable Autumn 2014
Uniform Price List
Grades vs Standards

Please note the uniform shop at the Baldwin Institute will not be open on Saturday 13th September but wil be on Monday 15th at 4.30-7pm. 
Thank you.


Would  anyone know of a pianist who is of Grade 8 level, can sight read well and if possible improvise. Unexpectedly I need a pianist for Saturday mornings and Mondays after school in Windsor to start in September. Please contact 01753 542672
Many thanks Susan Handy


Many parents ask what the difference is between Grade exams and Standard exams and classes. We have therefore included this information in our downloads section but it also has been in previous school newsletters. Many thanks.


Miss Melanie has found a great You Tube tutorial for ballet buns.

The link to view this is:-


Please watch - it will be a great help to those attempting ballet buns for the first time!