Make a Dance in a Week 2017
Tracks Dance Company Studio
2-6 October (Term 3 School Holiday)
Make a Dance in a Week (MADIAW) is Tracks’ once-yearly school holiday program that engages school students in intensive movement workshops and closely involves participants in a fun and challenging choreographic process. The program is facilitated by the Tracks Dance Animateur and Tracks associated artists to create a supportive environment that encourages creativity, problem solving, team work, initiative and physical expression.
The program involves daily workshops across the 2017 term 3 school holiday break and is open to students aged 9+ (years 4-12) from primary, middle and secondary schools in the Darwin and Palmerston region.
Participants will perform the dance pieces created during the week-long program at the Deckchair Cinema on Sunday 8 October as part of a Tracks Dance fundraising film night, screening West Side Story.
Entry into the program is by registration and places are limited. Click here to register online.
The cost of the program is $100, which can be paid with a Northern Territory Government Sports Voucher.
Make a Dance in a Week is part of the Tracks Participation Program.
Darwin International Airport, Southern Cross TV
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.
Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
General Manager: Adelaide Wood
Administrator: Jessica Mellor
Production Manager: Mathew McHugh
Dance Animateur: Kelly Beneforti
Bookkeeper: Noya Chong Wah
Committee Members: Mary Durack (Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Michael Grant, David Taylor, Ken Conway, Stephanie Cvirn, Venaska Cheliah. David McMicken, Tim Newth, Adelaide Wood (Ex-Officio Members)
Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Ippei Okazaki
Patron: His Honour, The Honourable John Hardy OAM, Administrator of the Northern Territory
Mon-Thurs: Daily workshops @ Tracks Dance studio. 10am-1pm Primary (ages 9-12). 2pm-5pm Middle/Senior (ages 13-17).
Friday: All participants 10am-4pm @ Tracks Dance studio.
Sunday: All participants 6pm arrival @ Deckchair cinema. Performance at 7pm. Screening of West Side Story at 7.30pm.
“The school holiday program looks at exploration of movement and meaning making. It also offers connection with young growing aspiring dance artists in the Darwin community. The participants are involved in a performance process that extends experience with rehearsal and refinement. This program allows participants to inquire into innovative stimuli and critically respond with their own creative expression.
As a guest teacher I saw many benefits from this holiday program, these include; growth in participants’ communication skills, opportunity for social connections with various participants and development of participants’ problem solving skills in group and individual situations.” – Natalie Hafsteins, guest teacher 2015