Youth Dance Leaders
Around Darwin, and Horsham
With Erwin Fenis emplyed as our youth dance animateur, and funding from then Ian Potter Foundation 2006 was a big year for our Youth Dance Leaders. We took on six leaders from Darwin (Erwin Fenis, Kelly Beneforti, Vera Tabuzo, Corina Nichols, Kara-Jayne Handberg, and Imanuel Dado) and two from Lajamanu (Caleb Japananka Patrick and Gerard Japanangka Scobie).
Once again we were invited to direct the Australian Youth Dance Festival (AYDF) in Horsham. This marked the first major activity for the newly formed Youth Dance Leaders, a project funded by the Ian Potter Foundation. We took all eight leaders The Youth Leaders went on to participate in every major Tracks production during the year, featuring in the Festival show, Mr BIG, raising the spirits in A Bowls Club Wedding Return Season. As youth Dance Animateur Erwin Feniswent to Lajamanu with Nick Power for training in working in a remote Indigenous community, and ran a series of workshops at Dondale Youth Detention Centre.
Youth Dance Leaders
Erwin Fenis, Kelly Beneforti, Vera Tabuzo, Corina Nichols, Kara-Jayne Handberg, and Imanuel Dado
Guest Leaders, Caleb Japananka Patrick and Gerard Japanangka Scobie from Lajamanu
Performances and Events
Australian Youth Dance Festival, Darwin Festival media launch, Northen Territory Institute of Sport Awards performance, Australian Idol Final Event (Darwin), Malak Hip Hop performance, Mr BIG promotional performances – (Casuarina Square, Darwin High School), and the Tracks Dance End of Year Event.
Artistic Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
General Manager: Fiona Carter
Dance Animateur: Julia Quinn
Youth Dance Animateur: Erwin Fenis
Administrative Assistant: Skye Raabe
Bookkeeper: Julie Stark
Development Consultant: Suzanne Fermanis
Committee Members: (Chair) Jill MacAndrew, (Vice-Chair) Jackie Wurm (Treasurer) Glenn Bernardin, (Secretary/Public Officer) Traci Keys, (Ordinary Committee Members) David Taylor, Ken Conway, Nick Papandonakis, Donna Quong, (Ex-Officio Members) David McMicken and Tim Newth
Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Paul Wan