Danns-Ed is a both Student Society and a professional level dance company at the UoE, involved in the creation of live performance, but also in offering high-quality dance classes.


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Danns-Ed technique classes schedule October, 2019



**NEW** Classes rotation on Tuesday 22nd of October,

in the Orchil Studio in the Pleasance Complex, Edinburgh


Every Tuesday

Afro Contemporary10-11h30am

Every Thursday


Class capacity is set 20 students maximum per class. Please pay the instructor directly before the class.

For the moment we can only accept cash payments (exact change is highly appreciated)

*****See below for teacher bios and class info*****


Class Prices and Membership

Drop in Class prices: £5 for society members and for non-members.



Talk to a teacher or email DannsEd@gmail.com


Membership includes

  • Discounted classes when you purchase a package of 5 classes £20 or 10 classes for £40. Classe Cards can be purchased from the teacher.
  • Performance and Choreography possibilities
  • Discounted Workshops
  • First Classe free when buying a membership


Teacher Bios

Classe teachers change throughout the year so keep checking back!

Dru Stine

Intermediate/Advanced Jazz 

Dru Stine is a Texas-born native currently studying for her Masters in Dance Education at the University of Edinburgh. She is a freelance choreographer and teacher specializing in jazz, precision dance and drill, and high kick routines. In her early years of dance study, Dru was a competitive studio dancer where she competed in and choreographed for state and national championships. She attended Kilgore College where she studied classical ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and choreography. Meanwhile, she was a member, Head Sergeant, Swingster and Captain of the World Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes. She has performed at President George W. Bush's Black Tie and Boots Ball and as guest performers on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Afterward, she attended the University of North Texas where shew as a member of the North Texas Dancers where she performed with the Black Eyed Peas in Super Bowl XLV. After graduating, Dru Stine went on to teach at Parish Episcopal School where she directed the Parish Rosettes and founded and directed the Junior Dance Company. Additionally, she has taught in dance studios across Texas teaching classes in jazz technique and performance, tap, lyrical, contemporary and dance leadership. Currently, she works for Encore Creative Productions where she writes curriculum, choreographs, and teaches leadership to dancers across the United States. In her teaching, Dru focuses on correct form and execution of evolving jazz technique while creating challenging and engaging combinations and movement qualities. 


Suzie Baer

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet


Suzie Baer is a former dancer with the Minnesota Ballet Company. She is currently based in Edinburgh, working towards her Masters in Dance Science and Education. She has been employed as a ballet teacher in the United States for eleven years and has worked with a wide range of ages and abilities, developing a teaching style that is engaged, supportive, energetic, and creative. Her technique style is mostly a blend of Italian and Russian, with a contemporary focus on breath in movement. In her classes, she tries to build student self-confidence, emphasizing the joy of movement.


Yanling Sun

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary

Yanling is currently studying for her Masters in Dance Science and Education at the University of Edinburgh. She is a former dancer and dance teacher in the Beijing 9 Dance Theatre. During her time there, Yanling was one of the planners and stage managers of the Beijing new dance festival, and severed as a dance teacher to the cast of the musical "The Book of Songs: Gather Firewood" (a famous musical drama in China). Meanwhile, she was taught by a lead dancer with the Martha Graham dance company. Her early education was from Southwest Minzu University, where she studied Chinese classical dance, Chinese folk dance and modern dance. She also won first prize in Sichuan art competition before becoming a dance teacher. In Yanling's class, floor techniques will be given to improve self-awareness, while working on choreography to improve creativity, as well as an emphasis on basic contemporary dance techniques, to help prevent injuries. The class will include a traveling combination and a combination at the center.






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