2006 Grey Panthers


Tracks Dance Studio, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, Darwin City

Throughout year, 2006

Over 60's Dance Troupe and Classes

The big news for 2006 was the remounting and reworking of A Bowls Club Wedding. It is very rare for Darwin to see return seasons and once again this sell out show delighted Darwin, while giving the women a second chance to hone their performance.

Ongoing skills development continued and the women created 9 small scale works with Julia Quinn and David McMicken, which were seen by over 1000 people. Performances included: the Arthritis Foundation, Danila Dilba Indigenous Chronic Conditions, the Administrator’s Pleasure at the Darwin Entertainment Centre, University of the Third Age (U3A), Getyaacttogether for Darwin Pride Festival, and the Big Girls’ Pajama Party for the Anti Cancer Foundation. New women continue to join the Grey Panthers and there are now over 35 women attending a weekly class.

Creative Personnel

Program Leaders: Julia Quinn and David McMicken
Guest Artists: Tim Newth
, Betchay Mondragon (Filipino dance), Sarah Calver (Angels Of Gravity), Gail Evans (Character work), Merrilee Mills (Music)
Choreographers: David McMicken, and Julia Quinn


Judith Allen, Lucy Aylett, Jan Blackburn, Kay Brown, Bette Chapman, Val Clark, Diane Dibbins, Marge Duminski, Liz Gammon, Margaret Glowacki, Audrey Gorring, Kathleen Harding, Jan Hastings, Crena Hemmings, Val Hristova, Marg Lee, Judy McKerr, Elaine Marlow, Helen Murphy, Dianne Mount, Bev Paget, Chris Parker, Shirley Somers, Janine Sutter, Gwen Varney, Punny Vetger, Maria Vlastuin, Mavis Waddell, and Jacquie Williams

Tracks 2006

Artistic Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
General Manager: Fiona Carter
Dance Animateur: Julia Quinn
Youth Dance Animateur: Erwin Fenis
Administrative Assistant: Skye Raabe
Bookkeeper: Julie Stark
Development Consultant: Suzanne Fermanis

Committee Members: (Chair) Jill MacAndrew, (Vice-Chair) Jackie Wurm (Treasurer) Glenn Bernardin, (Secretary/Public Officer) Traci Keys, (Ordinary Committee Members) David Taylor, Ken Conway, Nick Papandonakis, Donna Quong, (Ex-Officio Members) David McMicken and Tim Newth

Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Paul Wan


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Media Response

"I don't know what it was like last time you went to a wedding but this one is a fantastic night of entertainment. It's part musical, part dance, part drama, part party – and a sporting tournament when the teams take their battle to the green."  Ben Langford, NT News

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