Fun and affordable dance classes

What is physie?

A Fusion of Dance and Sport

Fun, upbeat, pop music is the soundtrack to a sport that fuses dance styles such as jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, aerobic dance and even yoga! Our innovative choreography changes annually and is designed for maximum variety and fun. Physie (also known as Physical Culture) is the perfect combination of movements designed to increase strength, fitness and flexibility. The benefits for your daughter are increased co-ordination, brain development and confidence. Physie is a synchronised, team-based sport that's social and fun and an excellent low impact dance and aerobic activity.


Why is Physie good for you?

Physie teaches a choreographed syllabus of exercise, dance and fitness routines. We use the latest songs and music. Physie has been taught to Australian children for over a hundred years!

All choreography is designed to develop:

  • strength
  • good posture
  • fitness
  • flexibility
  • balance
  • co-ordination
  • self-discipline

Because the routines are done to music, the children learn the relationship of movement to music, musical interpretation and rhythm.

Other benefits are development of the following skills, which assist with achievement at school:

  • body geography
  • spatial awareness
  • concentration
  • sequencing
  • fine and gross motor skills
  • left/right discrimination
  • listening skills
  • memory
  • teamwork.

Learning physie improves children's confidence, gives them a sense of achievement and helps to build their self-esteem.

And best of all … it's fun!


Marching
Chelsea Moyes at Opera House 2013
Mikayla Brewer at Opera House 2013

What do I wear?

Practice

Any type of leotard can be worn at our Tuesday and Thursday classes. Although a leotard is preferred, clothing such as shorts and t-shirt is also acceptable.

Competition

Official club leotards is the preferred dress for participants in official competitions. These may be ordered through the club during the year.

Clothing Pool

Our club runs a clothing pool with a variety of sizes and colours of pre-loved leotards which are ideal for practice and local competitions.

Enquiries should be made through the club.


How much does it cost?

Annual registration: $55

Class costs: Preschoolers: $5; 5-10 years: $7; 11 years and up: $9

A family discount is available and the first two lessons are free for new members.


More information?

For more information, check out the Bjelke-Petersen (BjP) School of Physical Culture site.