In 2018, Tracks Dance is celebrating 30 years of the Grey Panther's dance troupe. To do so we have created a 2018 calendar with memorable photos over the past thirty years.
A unique Northern Territory dance troupe, with participants predominantly over the age of 60. The Grey Panthers are ‘successful’, ‘productive’, ‘healthy’ and ‘positive’ role models for active ageing and life long learning. The group sets high expectations for themselves and constantly rise above them, enjoying their lives and living them to the fullest. Anything but flighty, this amazing group show us what happens when you commit to long term extended relationships and links into your community.
Tracks has a long term relationship with the Grey Panthers, begun in 1988 and continuing to the present. The Grey Panthers have made a major contribution to the company’s body of work. They explore what it means to part of the Aging Australian population and the role of the elder in contemporary Northern Territory Life.
Join us at our Annual Tracks Fun-raiser @ Deckchair Cinema, 8th October 2017 to purchase your very own copy of the 2018 Calendar or contact us at the Tracks Office.
Read more about The Grey Panthers.
Tracks Dance is hosting a Fundraising event again this year at the Deckchair Cinema, Darwin. With our chosen movie West Side Story we know it'll be a fantastic evening and we look forward to seeing you there, plus an exclusive performance from our Make a Dance in a Week participants. Dee Bee's catering will be at the venue and a little something special from our gorgeous Grey Panthers.
Tickets are available through the Deckchair Cinema website now, so don't miss out!
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, Kelly Beneforti and Tracks associated artist Leanne Eltagonde to create a supportive environment that encourages creativity, problem solving, team work, initiative and physical expression.
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.
Click here to register now!
For more information about the program, visit our Make a Dance in a Week page
Congratulations and a warm welcome to the 2017 Choreographic Program participants! This wonderful group of individuals has already begun workshop sessions, showing plenty of energy, curiosity, teamwork and creativity. We are excited to watch them explore new ideas and ways of moving, and make many choreographic discoveries over the course of the program.
Welcome to Anokai Lancaster, Cassandra Wallace, Haylen Duncan, Kira Witte, Virginia Spicer-Harden, Sheila Rose and Tara Schmidt.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to support these seven emerging choreographic voices! A public showing of their work will be held on November 18-19.
Are you interested in being part of the Tracks Choreographic Program in 2018?
Entry to the program is by application. Contact Tracks if you’d like to know more about the Choreographic Program 2018 and we will keep you up to date on application deadlines.
Tracks Dance Company is calling for applications to our Studio Residency Program, 'Space Time', which offers the Tracks studio free of charge, to foster contemporary choreographic development in the Northern Territory. This program is open to all NT dance artists, as well as interstate artists who can clearly demonstrate benefits to the NT dance community in their application.
Space Time is an opportunity for artists to engage in open research or creative development projects, with a vision to strengthen the NT independent dance community by providing access to rehearsal space, time, and the support structures of a well-established dance company.
Tracks also hosts visiting dance artists who have a strong connection to the company.
Residencies are held from November-March. Please read the Space Time Guidelines and Selection Criteria before applying.
Applications for the 2017/2018 residency program are open. Apply here.
Applications will be assessed on receipt. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 10 business days from the date of submission.
Find out about the 2016/2017 residents here.