Coaches/ Teachers

Kylie Wall  Kylie Wall
  • Owner and Coach at Planet Ballroom

  • Over 35 years experience in Ballroom Dancing
    and Jazz

  • A fully qualified Level 2 Coach with Dancesport Australia

  • A Level 3 Adjudicator with Dancesport Australia

  • Queensland Government Blue Card Holder
Kylie Wall is an Australian, South Pacific, National, State, and International Champion, and Brolga Award Recipient (Australian Dancing Society). She has performed in many shows throughout her career such as the ABC’s "That’s Dancin'", and Michael Edgley’s International "World’s Greatest Dance Spectacular". Kylie has also choreographed Australian Goodwill Team Dance Shows that toured throughout Asia.

Currently Kylie has been working with Paul Hayman for the show “Not Strictly Ballroom- The Story of Cloudland", and is honoured and privileged to be the Choreographer of Paul’s show which features the "Cloud 9 Dancers" and Paul Hayman and the “New Sounds of Seven Band”.

Kylie Wall comes from a dancing family. Her parents Barry and Shirley Wall still own and operate their own dance studio in Toongabbie, NSW. 
Her sister Melinda is one of Australia’s top Adjudicators and Coaches, and Kylie's brother-in-law Ian Hayes (Melinda's husband) also Coaches and Adjudicates. Kylie's three beautiful nieces (Melinda’s daughters) also dance, and have been accepted into the School of Arts, and already are Eisteddfod Champions.

David Schinkel  David Schinkel
  • Teacher at Planet Ballroom

  • Experience in Hip Hop and Street Latin

  • Certified Judge / Adjudicator in Street Latin

  • Danced Street Latin for the past sixteen years including International Level

  • Queensland Government Blue Card Holder

David started dancing from the age of 18 years,as a Hip Hop dancer and at 21 years old became a teacher of this style.

In 2000, David found another passion for Dance in Street Latin, with dance experience in Zouk, Salsa, Bachata and Merengue.

A few career highlights include performing at various events including Brazil Central Congress, DouDouLe Latin Dance Camp and Club 50/50.

In 2001, David started teaching Street Latin and his expertise in this style has excited his students in both Classes and Private Lessons.

Now in 2016 continuing his passion to dance, David has become a teacher at Planet Ballroom.

Recently he became a Father for the second time and he looks forward to showing his Children the joy of Dancing. 

Chris Sandison
  • Over 35 years experience in Ballroom

  • Chairman and member of  Dancesport Queensland for over 10 years

  • Member of Dancesport Australia National Board for 8 years

  • Master of Ceremonies compering many major championships throughout Australia

  • Certified Coach / Adjudicator

Chris commenced his dancing career at age of 16 years at a local dance studio.  This was the commencement of a very long & exciting career in ballroom dancing (now called DanceSport).  After dancing with a couple of partners in the early years, at age 19, Chris started dancing with Alison.  This decision proved to be a successful one, indeed.  Some 8 years later, Chris & Alison tied the knot and have been married now for over 27 years.

Competing across all 3 styles during their amateur career, was no mean feat.
After turning professional some 20+ years ago, they concentrated on Ballroom (now called Standard) & New Vogue.

Together Chris & Alison having been champions in Standard & New Vogue, as both amateurs and professionals they represented Queensland in South Pacific, Australasian and Australian championship events and winning many major titles during this time. After travelling to compete  both throughout Australia & overseas, they chose to retire from competing at age of 40.

Since retiring from competition, Chris has not slowed down and has been a high profile professional both in Queensland and throughout Australia - his ongoing involvement includes teaching social classes, private & medal lessons as well as training & coaching many couples at the highest level including many Australian champions across a number of age divisions.

With a true passion & enthusiasm of passing on knowledge of this wonderful sport, Chris will ensure you learn lots about dancing whilst having such a fun time. 

Chris is available for private lessons in Ballroom, Ballroom Latin and New Vogue

Clare Schinkel  Clare Schinkel
  •  Over 7 years experience in Street Latin

  • Currently training in other styles

  • Queensland Government Blue Card Holder
Clare is Planet Ballroom's newest coach !


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