Youth Dance Program

Youth Dance Program

Garramilla | Darwin

This year we are combining many activities into one Youth Dance Program, delivered by our Youth Dance Animateur, Spillett.

Supporting the next generation of dance artists in the Northern Territory

Congratulations on the successful applicants of the Youth Dance Leadership Program! We'd like to extend a warm welcome to Jules Gabor, Soph Hodges, Rama Wisuda and Maddy Lefebvre.

Throughout the year our Youth Leaders will have the opportunity to develop their artistic practice. Experience how to navigate the industry as an independent artist, taking on leadership roles within an organisation, with the support of the Tracks creative team.

"I'm so excited and inspired by the curiousity and hungry of these Youth Dance Leaders. This program is all about providing a space and platform for young dance artists to amplify their voices, take creative risks and connect to their community. This year is going to be dope! Lessgooo!" - Spillett

(L-R) Jules Gabor, Soph Hodges, Rama Wisuda and Maddy Lefebvre. Photo: Duane Preston


A Day of Filipino Cultural Dance and Hip Hop.  Bayanihan which in Tagalog means ‘the spirit of communal unity and cooperation.' This cultural dance weekend builds a bridge for Filipinos who have migrated to Garramilla and are adjusting to Western society and Filipinos born in Australia trying to reconnect to their Filipino culture. (Date to be announced)

Suburban Dance Jams

The Suburban Dance Jams program will run during school terms and as creative intensives during school holidays. The project will culminate in a Block Party for young people and their family and friends at the end of the year.

The backbone of the project will be two weekly workshops running for 1hr each, from Terms 1-3 2024 after school, at The SHAK. Once a month each workshop would also have a guest teaching artist from PHL the Beat (a vibrant local Filipino dance crew) joining to run a special skills workshop and create a jam for young people to share their skills development

The school holiday periods (April, June/July and September/October) will be utilised for intensive skill development and the opportunity to visit and work at Tracks Dance Studio. The intensive program will include dance workshops with dance artist Spillett, PHLtheBeat and beat-making workshops with Sietta Creative (Kuya James and Caiti Baker). The holiday schedule is planned as follows, pending artist availability:

April: 3 sessions a week for 2.5 hours 
June/July: 3 sessions a week for 3-4 hours
Sept/Oct: 3 sessions a week for 3 hours 

The Block Party Event will be a one-night program of dance and music acts from our community and with a showcase of young people’s work, with dance, music and food.


Spillett runs weekly sessions at the SHAK. The SHAK offers a safe and inclusive space for young people aged 10 – 17 years to connect, have a hot meal and take part in a variety of activities. 

School Workshops

Currently, workshops are being held at Sanderson Middle School (Artist in Schools program), Palmerston College Special Education Centre, Milkwood Primary School, and Lajamanu School (May, and September)

Company Partners

Tracks Inc is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

Tracks 2024

Artistic Director: David McMicken
Company Director: Sean Pardy
Associate Artistic Director: Jess Devereux
Production Manager: Duane Preston
Creative Producer: Britt Guy
Dance Animateurs: Kelly Beneforti and Steph Spillett
Administrator: Debbie Micairan
Bookkeeper: It Figures
Auditors: Brian Tucker Audit

Committee Members: Chairperson: Max Dewa Stretton. Treasurer: Glenn Bernardin. Ordinary Members: Andrea Wicking, David Taylor, Lachlan Peattie, Rachael Wallis, Anna Lindsay, Venaska Cheliah. Ex-Officio: David McMicken, Sean Pardy

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Tracks Inc is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

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