2019 Grey Panthers


Tracks Dance Studio, Harbour View Plaza, Darwin City

Throughout year, 2019

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.
The longest continually running seniors community dance group in Australia. This group of seniors aged 60 and above will participate in a weekly class on Friday mornings (as they have for the past 30 years). As regular performers on the Darwin and surrounding region’s calendar, the group will present a mixture of repertoire and new works at various charitable and senior-specific events.

Join the Grey Panthers

Classes are held in both Darwin and Coomalie regions. All you need to do is be over 60 years young.

Darwin classes are held each Friday morning at the Tracks Studio.
Please note, due to popularity our Darwin classes had 'intake' days in 2019, if you wish to join us in 2020 Contact us.

In 2018 the Grey Panthers spread to the Coomalie Region with an additional weekly class being taught in Bachelor on Tuesdays led by Darryl Butler - Grey Panther, Tracks performer, and alumnus of our Tracks choreographic program. Contact us.

Creative Team

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

Grey Panthers 2019

Darwin: Antonietta Vanzella, Barbara Chung, Barbara Pollock, Barry Thomson, Connie Vlastuin, Darryl Butler, Di Koser, Diane Lucas, Ellen Hankin, Filomena De Castro, Francisca Kleinebeck, Janet Farnell, Janine Sutter, Jean Uzkuraitis, Jenni Sanderson, Jo Parish, Judy Markwell, Judy McKerr, Julie Mastin, Kathleen Elliott, Lesley Piper, Lillian Mann, Linda Fields, Marg Lee, Margaret Monteiro, Marge Duminski, Maria Vlastuin, MaryAnn Hinton, Mary Jane Overall, Maxine Atkinson, Nikki Charlesworth-Canning, Noelene Trinne, Pamela Sims, Patricia O'Neill, Roslyn Henry, Soo May Cheng, Susan Pattiselanno, Toni Vine-Bromley, Trish Greenfield, Val Hristova.

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

Performance Calendar

April 14 - Tracks Studio Warming
May 8 - Jacana Energy, En Masse Partnership morning tea
May 11 - Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival
May 31 - Council Of The Ageing (COTA) NT Seniors Expo, 50th Anniversary, Palmerston
June 28 - Government House Open Day
July 14 - Darwin Fringe Festival closing night, En Masse by Tracks Dance, Civic Park
July 26 - Green Room rehearsal & performance, Darwin International Airport
Aug 2 - Coomalie COTA Seniors Month Luncheon
Aug 11 - National Dance Forum, with the GOLDs - Harbourview Plaza
Aug 18 to 24 - Tracks' Darwin Festival Show, Global Positioning
Aug 22 - Minister Lauren Moss' Seniors' Luncheon, Casuarina Club
Aug 25 - Palmerston & Rural Seniors closing ceremony, Woodroffe
Dec 15 - Firies' Pensioner Christmas Lunch, Kalymnian Brotherhood Hall

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 2019

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

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

Public Fund Trustees: Dr Anita Toth

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


Explore Further

Older Adults Home Page

Participation Projects

Darwin Classes

Feb 1 - Dec 13
Tracks Dance Studio, Darwin

Coomalie Classes

Feb 5 - Dec 10, 2019
Rum Jungle Tavern, Batchelor


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Tracks 2019 Artistic Program

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