Profile of a Swing On In Dancer – Sue Flaxten – Bangalow

Sue’s smile is the first thing you notice as she turns up for Wednesday night classes in Bangalow.  In love with dance, its been a pleasure for Ray and I to watch Sue blossom into a super fine follow. Sue has many talents and is very creative, having made commemorative glasses for A Very Swellagant Affair this year which you can pre-order by the way by emailing to: [email protected].  $10 for wine Glass or $5 for shot glass.  All proceed ago directly to Sue.  Learns learn some more about this Swinggal!


Name Rank and serial number to start
Ha, I get called a couple of names but Sue will do.

How did you find us and get into Swing Dancing
I was first introduced to swing dancing a couple of years ago when visiting some friends in Sydney.  That one lesson was so much fun that I was really hoping I’d find classes around Byron way.  Then Gee Gee told me the exciting news about Wednesday nights in Bangalow and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Tell us a bit about yourself, what you do/business/hobbies/etc?
I live on 2.5 acres near Mullumbimby and there is always something to do or fix on the ranch.  I love a bit of traveling, walking, hanging out with friends and dancing of cause!  I’ve usually had my own small business of one kind or another, at the moment I paint and sell souvenirs mostly wholesale throughout Australia.  My main goal in life; to enjoy it!

Tell us something random about you!
I once rode a bicycle 2000 miles around India.

If you were a swing move, what would it be?
A Slingshot Aerial.

How would you describe your style of dancing?
I’ll leave that for the Judges to decide.

What’s your Fav Movie?
Don’t really have a favourite movie, but a few good ones that come to mind, Amelie, Avatar, The curious case of Benjamin Button, Groundhog Day & The man who knew infinity.

What’s your fav swing tune?
Way too many good tunes to choose a favourite but I recon ‘Mari Nica swing – Eric Triton’ would be a good one to do the Charleston.

What is/are your fashion influences/eras/icons?
A bit funky casual, although I enjoy to look at all kind of fashions & styles from all walks of life.

Who would you nominate to be profiled next?
Roger Bowden

What’s your favourite quote on life?
Has to be what my mum said to me the day before she died…
Make the most of every day, you never know what’s around the corner.

Pre-order your Glasses with your A Very Swellagant Affair:


Now this is just a little bit fancy: The Lovely Sue Flaxten is making commemorative A Very Swellagant Affair Glasses this year for us. $10 for the wine glass or $5 for the shot glass. Order yours today direct from Sue today and pick up on the night at the door and you will be sipping from your very own Swellagant Glass!

To order: buy emailing or PM her via her FB.

Email: [email protected]

A Very Swellagant Affair 2017, SWING On In






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