Dance Doctors


DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade, Darwin

26-29 October

The Dance Doctors were first conceived as part of the Tracks 2018 project Tracktivation. On invitation from October Business Month, the team reopened their workplace and business consultation practice. Participants of the conference started each day with a healthy ten-minute prescription of dance. Each appointment was built around the theme of the day, ending in a fun routine that every delegate learned:

  • Hospitality, Tourism and Retail
  • Construction, Trades, Property Development and Real Estate
  • Arts, Community and Not for Profit
  • Agribusiness, Aquaculture and Exports

The Daily Dose

The Dance Doctors' main prescription is simple: dance a bit every day. Clinical tests show that we, just like our automobile, need regular check-ups for basic maintenance.  But did you know that there is more you can do to fine-tune your work-place health? The Dance Doctors are here to assist you in the workplace, preventing early-onset problems and increasing the overall happiness and good vibrations of your office.

Some Proven Benefits of Dancing

Improved condition of your heart and lungs, and increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
Increased aerobic fitness, and improved muscle tone and strength
Weight management, stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
Better coordination, agility and flexibility, with improved balance and spatial awareness
Increased physical confidence, alongside improved mental functioning
Improved problem-solving capacity, and improved general and psychological well-being
Greater self-confidence and self-esteem, and better social skills.
And overall - a great boost to your overall happiness

Creative Team

Concept: David McMicken
Dancers/Doctors 2020: Bryn Wackett, Madeleine Brown, Kelly Beneforti, and Jess Devereux

Each Dance Doctor specialises in a specific area based on the most up to date research, where the health and wellbeing aspects of dance have been proven to be of major benefit. This year we covered joint mobility and arthritis, mental health, cradle to the grave whole of life, and healthy brains with neurons firing.

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 2020

Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
Company Director: Adelaide Wood
Administrator: Jessica Mellor / Jo Shearn
Production Manager: Duane Preston
Dance Animateurs: Kelly Beneforti and 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




"It was great to laugh and move with my collegues and to see the rapport build amongst the group" - Dance Doctor Participant

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