2021 Grey Panthers


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 choreography workshop 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 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


Darwin Classes

5 Feb - 10 Dec
Fri 9.30 - 11 am


Tracks Dance Studio, Darwin


All classes are a $10 Donation


Contact Tracks to join in 2021 - 89 411 410


Coomalie Classes

3 Feb - 8 Dec
Wed 10.30 am - 12 pm


Litchfield Motel, Batchelor


All classes are a $10 Donation


Contact Darryl for more information - 0428 983 098


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