Sue Downing

  • Dancers Full Name:   Sue Downing
  • Age At Present:   60
  • Date Submitted:   28/04/2014
  • Present Dance Partner:   Les Rowe
  • Dancing Together For:   20 months
  • Age Group:   Masters
  • Achievements:   Started competing at age 59. First comp Level 3 and Open at WA Open 2012. Placed 2nd in both. The best part was that after years of nerves at medal exams, I just loved the competition experience, was so grateful to be there at last and had no nerves at all.
  • Present Instructors:   Darryl Davenport for New Vogue and Damon Sugden for Ballroom
  • Present Studios:   Dancezone WA
  • How Long Dancing:   Started in 1987 - 1992 came back in 2006
  • Heard Of Dancing:   World Championships Perth 1979
  • Wanted To Be Dancer:   The first thought I remember aged about 4
  • Favourite Dance:   Viennese because it is from another century
  • Favourite Dancers:   David and Irena Brookes. They look so beautiful and perfect together.
  • Memorable Experience:   Walking down the white staircase having made the final in Melbourne
  • Worst Experience:   Forgetting the back to back in Swing Waltz at Night of the Stars
  • Achievement Future:   To win a Masters Open at the Aussies in Melbourne
  • Advice For Dancers:   Dance like no-one is watching and soon you will loose yourself in the joy of it all and not notice if anyone watches or not.

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