Sandie Baumann

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Sandie Banyer-Baumann grew up near Zurich, Switzerland. As a child she was taught in ballet, ice skating and playing the flute. At the age of 11 she visited a children's course and discovered dancing. At the age of 17 she danced in her first competition. In the next year she had a dancing break while living in the U.S.A as an exchange student. After diploma school in Zurich, she started with her education as secretary and gymnastics teacher. After her dance teacher exams in 1997 she started teaching at Dancers Dance School in Wallisellen. From late 1991 until 1997 she danced Ballroom and Latin competitions with her brother Oliver and made it to the world class. Shortly after becoming a pro, Oliver stopped competing and Sandie started with Philip, who was also to become her husband. With him she danced professional Ballroom competitions. Soon after that they made a series of DVDs, the Faultfinder Series. In 2007 they formed a new dance sport federation, the Swiss Dance Sport Council (SDSC) of which she is the secretary and head of the competition department. Since May 2013 she is dancing with her new professional partner, Udo Lang.

Education:
- Diploma as dance teacher (
SwissDance). Dancesport Trainer, Member IDTA (Ballroom)
- Diploma as gymnastics teacher
- Expert for professional swissDance exams (Modules: Führung, Grundbewegungen, Koordination, Social, Standard)
- Diploma as secretary

Hobbies:
Dancing, board member of
SDSC, cats, reading, and protection of animals.

Sandie's best results as competitor:
•4 times Swiss Champion in 10 Dances
•2 times Swiss Amateur Standard Champion
•runner-up in the Swiss Amateur Latin Championships
•5th (Final) World Championship in 10 Dances 96
•6th (Final) European Championship in 10 Dances 96
•5th (Final) European Championship in 10 Dances 97
•quarter finals of the Standard and Latin World Championships
•various major finals

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