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Dancing With The Celebrities Annual Ball

Strictly Ballroom

Saturday October 21st 2023

 We are heading back to the 90's where Total Recreation and competitive dancing began with  a Strictly ballroom themed event. So get your hair teased, dig out your best moves and join us for an evening of fun, dancing and celebration of the wonderful talents of members and celebrities alike.

Tickets On Sale September 6th 2023

$220 each                    Table of 10 $2000

Celebrity Stuart Burris -Jacana

Member Margaret McGregor

Who will be our next champion couple ?


Our Dancing with the Celebrities 1920 Winners were

Somerville Grand Champions
Margaret McGregor & Stuart Burris 

NTG Strictly Ballroom
Georgina Higgie & Fracis Gill

Airnorth Best Couple
Raymond Walker & Cheryl Clark

MBCR Charleston Champion
Brendan Brittain and Frances Grant

Mix 104.9 Samba Champion
Alex McInnes and Sarah Beines

Forty Winks Darwin Peoples Choice
Amanda Hintz & Damien Loller

TCASS Neon Moon Champion
Richard Knuth and Joyce Labonne

Kate Copely and Jarrod Knowels
Kym Duggan and Dan Hillard
Matthew Lucas/Sally Davies and Anitra Blaxhaul
Warren Corby and Hon Kate Worden
Christos Karagiorgos and Marie-Clare Boothby
                    Gabby Hambour and Simon Gillam                    Rebecca Mackrow and Hon Mark Monghan
Rebecca Hell and Brent Potter 
Clint Logan and Nadine Jones

Lisa Tiernan, Maria Melas, Jody Zammit, Molly Kroes 


On Saturday 22nd of October 2022, we celebrated 16 years of dancing the night away with a 1920's themed event. Thank you to our sponsors, participants, contributors, celebrities and instructors, without your support, this event would not have been possible.  Thank you for dancing with us and we look forward to seeing you this year.          

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Dancers included 1 prominent people from the community who took  up the challenge of learning a selection of ballroom dances and  were partnered up with members of Total Recreation to compete at the ball for the 1920's Grand Champion title.

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Celebrating 2022 Memories!

Celebrating 2021 Memories!

“It's Darwin's most Inclusive Gala Ball.” 

Each year in October, Total Recreation hosts one of our biggest fundraisers, the Dancing with the Celebrities Ball with people from the community joining us for an evening of fun, dancing and above all else, a celebration of the abilities of our wonderful members taking on the challenge despite their disability and achieving great things. This fundraising event attracts over 300 guests and is firmly established in Darwin’s social calendar as one of the highlights of the year. We aim to bring the community together with a sense of purpose, wonder and spirit in these uncertain times, while at the same time raising awareness and vital funds for our fellow Territorians with disabilities.


Dancing with the Celebrities provides the opportunity for our supporters, community members and the general public to take part in this wonderful and inspiring event. Each year, a selection of celebrity dancers including prominent people from the community who take up the challenge of learning a selection of ballroom dances are partnered with a member of Total Recreation to compete to be the Grand Champion. Members are actively involved in all aspects of the performance, and this challenge proves to them that despite disadvantage or disability, they have the power to achieve amazing things.

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