Grey Panthers 2009

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Jess Devereux joined Julia Quinn as Animateur and introduced a different approach to the choreography 'Latin Dance'. 

In 2009 the Grey Panthers one off performances  included Seabreeze Festival, Mirambeena, Reclaim the Night, Palmerston Markets, Palmerston Festival, Cyprus Club, Biggest Morning Tea, Camp Quality, Howard Springs Primary School, Darwin School of Ballet Concert, Tracey Village Age Care, Jane Aagaard’s Nightcliff Christmas Party (Nightcliff Pool), and Tiwi Gardens Aged Care Christmas Party.

Program Leaders

Julia Quinn, Jess Devereux and David McMicken

Participants

Carmel Alderson, Judith Allen, Lucy Aylett, Hilary Bassett, Toni Bonney, Kay Brown, Bette Chapman, Diane Dibbins, Marge Duminski, Liz Gammon, Margaret Glowacki, Audrey Gorring, 
Ellen Hankin, Kathleen Harding, Jan Hastings, Crena Hemmings, Val Hristova, Marg Lee, Lillian Mann, Judy Markwell, Elaine Marlow, Judy McKerr, Dianne Mount, Patricia O’Neill, Bev Paget, Judi Samuels, Shirley Somers, Janine Sutter, Antonietta Vanzella, Gwen Varney, Punny Vegter, Maria Vlastuin, Mavis Waddell, Judy Weepers, and Jacquie Williams.

Tracks 2009

Artistic Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
General Manager (Acting): Susan Congreve
Dance Animateurs: Julia Quinn, Jessica Devereux
Administrator: Gail Evans, Ciella Williams, Kelly Beneforti
Bookkeeper: Julie Ann Stark
Development Consultant: Suzanne Fermanis
Production Manager: Kelly Blumberg

Committee Members: (Chair) Jill MacAndrew, (Vice-Chair) David Taylor, (Treasurer) Glenn Bernardin, (Secretary/Public Officer) Traci Keys, (Ordinary Committee Members) Ken Conway, Nick Papandonakis, Joanna Barrkman, Donna Quong, (Ex-Officio Members) David McMicken and Tim Newth

Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Paul Wan

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"My first experience of a Tracks show was the wonderful Lipstick and Ochre in 2008. I fell in love with the Grey Panthers then, in all their sparkly wonder... and the fascination continues. I enjoy how much care and consideration they put into their costumes and accessories for live performances! So cool. They are also lively! They giggle, chatter and mess around a lot and certainly know how to have a good time. They are fiercely committed to their dancing. I love that! They have great spirit as a group and are open and willing to try new ideas in the Tracks dance studio. They're my tropical Grans. They're a testament to the energising nature of dance... in my eyes they're powerful. I speak about them fondly to friends and family when I am away from Darwin and think every town should have a group just like it!"  Jess Devereux

“Panthers Pounce on Palmerston ...  a stellar performance.” Territory Regional Weekly

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