2021 Grey Panthers

2021 Grey Panthers

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    Tracks Dance Studio, Harbour View Plaza, Darwin City

    Throughout the year, 2021

    Over 60's Dance Troupe and Classes

    Tracks believe in dance as a whole of life activity. The Grey Panthers dancing troupe for the over 60's is a prime example of this.
    We also believe that they are the longest continually running seniors community dance group in Australia. This group of seniors aged 60 and above participate in weekly skills development and choreographic workshops on Friday mornings (as they have for the past 30 years). As regular performers on the Darwin and surrounding region’s calendar, the group presents a mixture of repertoire and new works at various charitable, senior-specific, and community 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.

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

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, intake numbers are extremely limited. If you are interested you need to contact us to register. We will then notify you when a place becomes available.

    Contact: Darwin Classes 08 89 411 410

    Coomalie Classes ‭0428 983 098‬

    Program Leaders

    Darwin: David McMicken and Jess Devereux
    Coomalie: Darryl Butler, and Ellen Hankin (Assistant)

    Grey Panthers Youth Development Fund

    Darwin’s favourite senior dance troupe the Grey Panthers, continue to give to the community in the most inspiring way. The Fund was established in 2017 by long-term Grey Panther Daryl Butler who said ‘Tracks has given us so many opportunities to do things we wouldn’t otherwise do and we want to give back and give something to younger dancers, offer a helping hand.’ Each week they gather donations which, when built to a reasonable amount, is distributed to young people to participate in various activities.

    Find out more here.

    If you wish to donate go here.

    Grey Panthers 2021

    Darwin: Antonietta Vanzella, Barbara Pollock, Bev Jackson, Connie Vlastuin, Darryl Butler, Di Koser, Di Lucas, Ellen Hankin, Elsa Gibbons, Jacqui Murray, Jan Hastings, Janet Farnell, Janine Sutter, Jeanette McClelland, Jenni Sanderson, Jill Finch, Jo Parish, Judy McKerr, Julie Pudney, Kay Brown, Kathleen Elliott, Lillian Mann, Liz Elphick, Marg Lee, Marge Duminski, Maria Vlastuin, Maureen Roberts, Maxine Atkinson, Natina Demetriou, Nikki Charlesworth-Canning, Noelene Trinne, Renate Hubel, Susan Pattiselanno, Toni Vine-Bromley, Trish Greenfield, Valerie Hristova

    Coomalie: Annette Haitana, Bev Garside, Darryl Butler, Denise Grecian-Wright, Ellen Hankin, Gail Flack, Jan Powick, Ken Graham, Maureen Roberts, Nanette Gillies, Pat Simmonds, Prue King, Sue Mornane

    Performance Calendar

    Look here for information about upcoming events as they arise.

    Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival - Saturday, May 8
    5.30 pm, Sunset Park, Dance Stage
    Spice Girls, Close to You, Cabaret

    Biggest Morning Tea Anti-Cancer fundraiser - Thursday, May 20
    St Mary’s Football Club - 110 Abala Rd, Marrara NT 0812
    Modelling Antonella's clothes. 
    Spice Girls, Close to You, Cabaret

    Government House 150-year Celebration - Friday, May 28
    Government House Darwin
    Spice Girls, Close to You, Cabaret

    Council of the Ageing NT Seniors Month Luncheon - Coomalie - Friday, August 13 
    Adelaide River Show Society Pavilion, Adelaide River
    Spice Girls, Close to You, Cabaret

    Darwin Festival Community Stage. Saturday, August 14
    Festival Park, Darwin Civic Park
    Spice Girls, Close to You, Cabaret

    Palmerston and Rural Seniors Month Closing Ceremony. Sunday, August 28
    The Village Green, Humpty Doo
    Spice Girls, Close to You, Cabaret

    GROW - Odd Socks Day, Friday, October 8th
    Tracks Studio.
    Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health

    Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Awards. Monday, December 6
    Parliament House
    Close to You, Cabaret
     

    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 2021

    Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
    Company Director: Adelaide Wood
    Administrator: Jo Shearn
    Production Manager: Duane Preston
    Dance Animateur: Jess Devereux
    Bookkeeper: It Figures

    Committee Members: Venaska Cheliah (Chairperson), Andrea Wicking (Vice-Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), David Taylor, Michael Grant, Ken Conway, Max Dewa Stretton, Rachael Wallis. David McMicken, Tim Newth, Adelaide Wood (Ex-Officio Members)

    Public Fund Trustees: Maari Gray, Will Crawford and Lachlan Peattie

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

    Grey Panthers - Seabreeze Festival - Photo Tim Newth
    Grey Panthers - Seabreeze Festival - Photo Tim Newth
    Grey Panthers - Seabreeze Festival - Photo Tim Newth
    Grey Panthers - Coomalie Seniors Luncheon Adelaide River - Photo Tim Newth
    Grey Panthers - Coomalie Seniors Luncheon Adelaide River - Photo Tim Newth
    Grey Panthers - Coomalie Seniors Luncheon Adelaide River - Photo Tim Newth
    Make a Dance in a Week - sharing (l-r) Photo Duane Preston
    Make a Dance in a Week - sharing (l-r) Photo Duane Preston
    Make a Dance in a Week - sharing (l-r) Photo Duane Preston
    Grey Panthers - Odd Socks Day - Photo Tim Newth
    Grey Panthers - Odd Socks Day - Photo David Taylor
    Grey Panthers - Odd Socks Day - Coomalie - Photo Darryl Butler
    Grey Panthers Coomalie - new Mipro - Photo Darryl Butler

    Darwin Classes

    5 Feb - 10 Dec
    Fri 9.30 - 11 am

    Venue

    Tracks Dance Studio, Darwin

    Cost

    All classes are a $10 Donation

    Info

    Contact Tracks to join in 2021 - 89 411 410
     

    Coomalie Classes

    3 Feb - 8 Dec
    Wed 10.30 am - 12 pm

    Venue

    Litchfield Motel, Batchelor

    Cost

    All classes are a $10 Donation

    Info

    Contact Darryl for more information - 0428 983 098

     

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    Older Adults Home Page

    Participation Projects

    Tracks 2021 Artistic Program

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