2022 Grey Panthers
Weekly Dance Classes for over 60s
Darwin and Batchelor
Weekly Classes - February / December
Performances throughout the year
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, being one of the longest continually running seniors community dance groups in Australia, having started in 1988, and this year they celebrate their 35th anniversary. The group are regular performers in Darwin and surrounding regions at local community and charitable events.
Join the Grey Panthers
Classes were held in both Darwin and Coomalie regions. All you need to do is be over 60 years young.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, intake numbers are limited. If you are interested you need to contact us to register. We will then notify you when a place becomes available.
Friday 9.30 - 11am (4 Feb - 9 Dec) at Tracks Dance Studio, Darwin NT
Contact Tracks for more information - 89 411 410
Wednesday 10.30am - 12pm (2 Feb - 7 Dec) at Litchfield Motel, Batchelor NT
Contact Darryl for more information - 0428 983 098
Lead Artists: Darwin - David McMicken and Kelly Beneforti
Lead Artists: Coomalie - Darryl Butler assisted by Ellen Hankin
Grey Panthers 2022
Darwin: Antonietta Vanzella, Barbara Pollock, Bev Jackson, Carolyn McHugh, Cherrian Eecen, Connie Vlastuin, David Turbayne, Darryl Butler, Di Koser, Di Lucas, Ellen Hankin, Elsa Gibbons, Filomeno Pereira, Gillian Rose, Glynis Knyvett, Jan Hastings, Janet Farnell, Janine Sutter, Jeanette McClelland, Jenni Sanderson, Jill Finch, Jo Parish, Judy McKerr, Julie Pudney, Lillian Mann, Liz Elphick, Lynn McHugh, Marg Lee, Marge Duminski, Maria Vlastuin, Natina Demetriou, Nikki Charlesworth-Canning, Noelene Trinne, Sally Gearin, Sue Firth, Susan Pattiselanno, Toni Vine-Bromley, Trish Greenfield, Valerie Hristova, Vilaisan Campbell
Coomalie: Annette Haitana, Bev Garside, Darryl Butler, Denise Grecian-Wright, Ellen Hankin, Gail Flack, Jan Powick, Majan LeFaucheur, Maureen Roberts, Nanette Gillies, Pat Simmonds, Prue King, Sue Mornane
June 2nd - Greek Biggest Morning Tea - St Mary's Football Club Rooms
Ballin' The Jack, Lola, Ain't No Mountain High Enough
July 30th - Coomalie Cabaret
August 5th - Coomalie Seniors Luncheon - Batchelor
September 25th - The Gift
November 11 - Coomalie Dinner Dance
A Whole of Life Activity
Tracks has had a consistent focus on dancing and the older adult since the company's beginnings more than three decades ago. We believe that our elders hold valuable cultural information that only comes from age and experience. Their wisdom guides much of what we do, ensuring our focus on dance as a whole of life activity remains core to our thinking.
Community Engagement Project for Elders
This year the Darwin classes will be live and on zoom enabling a connection with the Dhiyalu Wala - In The Now project in Nhulunbuy; The project is led by Tracks, David McMicken and Nhulunbuy's Rachael Wallis.
Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken & Tim Newth (Tim is on long service leave for 2022)
Company Director: Adelaide Wood
Associate Artistic Director: Jessica Devereux
Dance Animateur: Kelly Beneforti & Steph Spillett
Production Manager: Duane Preston
Administrator: Mikaela Earnshaw and Debbie Micairan
Bookkeeper: It Figures
David Taylor (Chairperson), Max Dewa Stretton (Vice-Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Venaska Cheliah, Andrea Wicking, Rachael Wallis, Michael Grant, Ken Conway, Anna Lindsay. David McMicken, Tim Newth, and Adelaide Wood (Ex-Officio Members)
Public Fund Trustees
Maari Gray, Will Crawford, and Lachlan Peattie
Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory
Tracks Inc is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government