Tracktivation 2018


Darwin CBD

Activating the City with Dance

We are relocating our dance studio to the Live Darwin Hub in the Mall from 19 February – 29 April.  Our mission is to put movement back into the city with a 10-week program of exciting and innovative events. You can expect to find the vibrant, diverse and ‘fiercely local’ Tracks that you know and love, but on a super-sized scale!

Learn dance in lunchtime drop-in classes, participate in large-scale community dance events, experience original choreographic works in unconventional places, and witness cheeky dance interventions, TRACKTIVATION is here to transform Darwin city with the pulse and rhythm of dance.

For the full information release, click here.


Be a part of Tracks Dance and participate, learn a dance and perform! All workshops and performances are free and open to the public.

The Dance Doctors are currently residing in Darwin for March 2018 and are available for 'routine check-ups' on Wednesday's 14th, 21st and 28th at 9.30am, 10.30am & 11.30am. If you wish to meet our Dance Doctors; Dr Walnut is a Neurologist, Dr Arthur-itis is a Rheumatologist, Dr Beats is a Cardiologist, Dr Goodstrong is a Pulmonologist and Dr Brown is an Orthopaedic Surgeonologist then contact us today to get your workplace moving.

Saturday 17th March: 'Singing in the Rain'. Meet us at the Live Darwin Hub - Darwin Mall at 2pm to learn the dance and perform it at Raintree Park.

Sunday 29th April: 'Big Dance'. Public workshops coming soon.

On the Dance Floor

Spend 20 minutes of your lunchtime having a boogie on Tuesday's and Wednesday's in the Live Darwin Hub - Darwin Mall. Each week there is a new theme so check the timetable for updates and bring your friends.

Finish at 4.21pm? Why not start your weekend by learning new some moves and having a boogie on Friday's from 4.21pm.

Beginner Course in Contemporary Dance for Adults. Held for 4-weeks in the Live Darwin Hub, each Saturday from March 3 to March 24. This is the only activity with a fee attached of $40 for the 4 week block.


The Live Darwin Hub is open from 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday to visit the pop-up studio and see the Tracks Dance poster exhibition, 'Tracks Dance around Darwin' and video archives.

All public classes are open for visitors to watch and tap along to the beat, including The Grey Panthers on Friday morning's from 9.30am with a performance somewhere in the mall from 11.15am.

Want to watch the pro's in action? Pop in on Thursday's between 10am to 2pm to watch their rehearsals and see the process of how dance is made. 

A series of open rehearsals, performances and pop-ups around the CBD. This is for people who might want to dance but aren't quite ready or able to, so this is where you can watch and see how dance is made.

Plus, keep your eye out for pop-up performances and dance interventions around the Darwin CBD, particularly Thursday's in the Darwin Mall from 12.15pm to 12.45pm.


Drop into the dance studio in the Mall (56 Smith St) to find out how you can get dancing or follow us @tracksdance on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the most up-to-date program details.

Creative Team

Four local and inspiring dancers will be joining our resident Dance Animateur, Kelly Beneforti for this special program of interactive activities, dance will literally be spilling out into the streets of the CBD. It will be hiding in unexpected corners, activating urban and green city spaces in new and refreshing ways, and providing a junction for ordinary people, passionate amateurs and professional artists to meet and create. Meet our Tracktivators!

Concept and Artistic Directors: Tim Newth and David McMicken
Tracktivators: Kelly Beneforti, Jenelle Saunders, Bryn Wackett, Jordan Bretherton and Madeleine Brown
Performers: including professional and community dancers

Company Partners

Tracks Inc is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; and is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

Project Partners

Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government and Live Darwin.

Thank you

Cj Fraser-Bell 


We greatly thank Sylvia Langford, Brian Tucker, Katrina Fong Lim, Barbara Bauert, Barbara Pitman, Barry Thomson, Darryl Butler, Don Whyte, Encore Pilates team, Graeme Cheater, Heather Hyde, Joanne Hilliard, J.L Hills, Judy McKerr, Nicole Cridland, Noya Chong Wah, Roslyn Henry, Sally-Anne Mason, Shannon Beneforti, Virginia Burrow, Jan Conti, Ian Landon, Diana Leeder, the Grey Panthers, our Deckchair Fundraising night audience, the Board of former Ausdance NT and the Board of Charttes.

Wish to support Tracks and join our giving program? Go to

Tracks 2018

Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
Company Director: Adelaide Wood
Administrator: Jessica Mellor
Production Manager: Duane Preston
Dance Animateur: Kelly Beneforti
Bookkeeper: It Figures

Committee Members: Mary Durack (Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Michael Grant, David Taylor, Ken Conway, Venaska Cheliah. David McMicken, Tim Newth, Adelaide Wood (Ex-Officio Members)

Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Ippei Okazaki

Patron: Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory

Weekly Timetable

On the Dance Floor

Tues 20: Lunchtime Classes
12pm - 12.20pm Kylie Minogue
12.40 - 1pm Daft Punk

Wed 21: Lunchtime Classes
12pm - 12.20pm Daft Punk
12.40 - 1pm Kylie Minogue
Friday's: 4.21 Dance Class
4.21pm - 5pm
Drop in anytime
Sat 24: Beginner Contemporary Dance Course (Week 3)


Monday to Friday: Poster exhibition, Tracks' city sites & video archives
10am - 2pm
Each Thurs: Open Rehearsals
10am - 2pm
Friday's: The Grey Panthers
9.30am - 11am Rehearsal
11.15am - 11.30am Performance in the Mall


Wednesday's: Dance Doctors
9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am
Book in your appointment today!
Only available until Wed 28 March
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