2018 Grey Panthers


Tracks Dance Studio, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts and Harbour View Plaza, Darwin City

Throughout year, 2018

Over 60's Dance Troupe and Classes

Tracks believes in dance as a whole of life activity. The Grey Panthers dancing troupe for the over 60's is a prime example of this. This year the Grey Panthers Celebrate their 30th birthday, surely making them the longest continually running seniors community dance group in Australia.

Creative Personnel

Program Leaders Darwin: David McMicken, and Kelly Beneforti
Program Leader Coomalie: Darryl Butler
Guest Tutors: The Tracktivators: Bryn Wackett, Jenelle Saunders, Jordan Bretherton, and Madeleine Brown
Choreographers: David McMicken, Kelly Beneforti, Bryn Wackett, Janelle Saunders, Jordan Bretherton, and Madeleine Brown

2018 Performances

March 2nd, 9th, 23rd - Tracktivation for Live Darwin - Lunchtime performances, 11.15 - 11.30am, Darwin Smith Street Mall
April 29th - International Dance Day Big Dance Performance, West Lane Car Park
May 12th - Seabreeze Festival, Nightcliff
May 24th - Biggest Morning Tea, Darwin Greek School
June 1st - COTA NT Seniors Expo, Palmerston Recreation Centre
July 8th - Fresh Tracks for Darwin Fringe Festival, Brown's Mart Theatre
August 3rd - Coomalie Cota Seniors Luncheon, Batchelor
August 26th - Palmerston and Rural Seniors Closing Ceremony, Humpty Doo
August 26th - Darwin Festival, Festival Park (Civic Park)
September 30th - Lions Club Annual District Convention, Club Tropical Resort
October 12th - Portrait of a Senior Territorian Opening, Parliament House
November 25th - Move - Arafura Ensemble Collaboration, Pee Wee's at the Point
December 9th - Firies Pensioner Christmas Lunch, Kalymnian Brotherhood Hall

Coomalie Chapter

After years of performing for the Coomalie Community, we've started our first outreach Grey Panthers class in Batchelor. Led by Tracks choreographic alumni and Grey Panther performer Darryl Butler, the Coomalie GP's meet weekly learning the same repertoire as the Darwin troupe. We look forward to joining these inspiring senior dancers at performances next year and watching the Grey Panthers go from strength to strength.

Grey Panthers 2018

Darwin: Anne Carrick, Antonietta Vanzella, Barry Thomson, Christina Honan, Colleen Orr, Darryl Butler, Dorothy Maclorras, Ellen Hankin, Filomena De Castro, Francisca Kleinebeck, Heather Hyde, Heather Keighley, Janet Farnell, Janine Sutter, Jenni Sanderson, Jo Parish, Judy Markwell, Judy Mckerr, Julie Mastin, Kathleen Elliott, Leslie Piper, Lillian Mann, Marg Lee, Marge Duminski, Maria Vlastuin, MaryAnn Hinton, Maxine Atkinson, Nikki Charlesworth-Canning, Noelene Trinne, Patricia O'Neill, Roslyn Henry, Soo May Cheng, Toni Vine-Bromley, Trish Greenfield, Val Hristova.

Coomallie: Diana Rickard, Ruth McMartin, Nanette Gillies, Susan Mornane, Jan Powick, Jan Hills, Prue King, Rose Pillips, Patricia Vipond, Maureen Roberts, Renate Hubel, Gail Flack, Pat Simmonds, Ellen Hankin, Denise Grecian-Wright, Terri Brown, Annette Haitana

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.

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, Sudha Coutinho, Mandela Yu. 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



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2018 Class Feb 2nd - Dec 7th

Friday's 9.30 - 11am
Tracks Dance Company
Ground Floor
Harbour View Plaza
8 McMinn St, Darwin

For more information contact Tracks office on 08 8941 1410.

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