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PERFORMING ART GALLERY These amazing photographs are the brainchild of professional photographer and passionate Physie girl, Heidi Boardman. Inspired by the artistic beauty, striking aesthetic and physical grace of the movement...

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Grand Champions 2013Grand Champions 2013 Winning at the national finals for your age group is one of the greatest achievements in Physie. Congratulations to all our Grand Champions of 2013. 6 years Ava, Mermaid Beach 7 years Shaylee,...

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Empowering Girls For LifeEmpowering Girls For Life Physie is a fusion of dance and sport that empowers girls for life. Watch Brooke’s story...

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The True Spirit of PhysieThe True Spirit of Physie These two gorgeous 5 year old physie girls are from two clubs that have always competed against each other – Manning Valley and Taree Great Lakes. The girls met last year and, despite joining different...

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Night of Champions

Posted by Jackie on 01-Nov-2014

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It was a night of stunning physie on Wednesday night as ladies from all over the country competed at the National Championships at Sydney Olympic Park. Every lady who competed should consider themselves a champion not only for placing in their regional zone and qualifying for Nationals but for performing for an audience of over 1,000 people. The standard was extremely high with a beautiful display of strength, control, grace and expression. The 2014 ladies Grand Champion was Belinda Webb from Queensland, who was presented with a new perpetual trophy by Robyn Herbert, daughter of Judy Spence.

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The trophy is the Memorial Judy Spence Trophy for Ladies Grand Champion, introduced this year to honour Judy, who loved Ladies Nationals night more than any other competition, because she said it “showed how ladies can continue to do physie all their lives and be involved in the sport”.  At BJP we hope that the trophy will celebrate Judy’s legacy of finding the perfect balance between tradition and innovation. 

Photography by Nicole Macintosh.

Physie dreams do come true

Posted by Jackie on 31-Oct-2014

Ladies 1 “Physie dreams DO come true! I have done physie since I was 5 (I’m now 28) and have only missed 2 years due to travelling. I never ever placed at junior zone and I never made an Opera House final as a senior. This year is my second year as a Lady and today I WON my zone!!! I am beside myself and it when it hit me I just cried with happiness the whole way home!

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I have (and have had) some wonderful teachers in my life and my physie friends are like family. I do physie because I LOVE it. I love the people, the competitions, the friendship, the fun and the exercise.

 

This year I worked my butt off and now I’m off to Nationals for the first time ever! All I wanted was 5th place to get me a ticket there but (and I hope no-one thinks I’m tooting my own horn here) … I got 1st which far exceeded my expectations.

Ladies 4

Sometimes I see girls at the Opera House who are disappointed when they miss out on a place.  It upsets me because I know there are others out there that would DREAM just to be on that floor where they are. I wish they would be proud of themselves for making it to the Opera House.

I think we should all work hard and appreciate our achievements, big and small, as well as our team mates. I LOVE PHYSIE and I will always come back every year regardless of the outcome.” Megan

Performing Art Gallery

Posted by Jackie on 30-Oct-2014

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There’s no stopping Rowena!

Posted by Jackie on 29-Oct-2014

rowena hastingsAt the tender age of 72, Rowena decided not only to join a ladies Physie class, but to compete in a team and individually as a Beginner Lady as well!  Teacher Annette says, “It was her very first time in a leotard and on a physie competition floor. We are so proud of this women and very impressed with her efforts”.

What made you start physie?

I’ve always been a sporty person and, when my neighbour who has done Physie for years asked me along, I thought I’d see what it was all about.

What was it like when you went to class?

After two free introductory classes I said to my friend, “You must be joking! I can’t do this – I can’t even point my toe!” But, having the “I can’t let this beat me” attitude, I said I would join and give it a go. There were many times when I struggled with the choreography. Other than Ice Dancing, I had done no other form of dance. I’ve played Squash, Soccer, Softball and Athletics until I was 60 so it was very frustrating at times but I didn’t give up.

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What was it like to compete?

It was fine once I got on the floor and knew there was no going back and I just prayed my mind would remember the routines, which it did (with just a few mistakes). I was very nervous about forgetting the routines before I competed but thought “Hey! I have worked very hard all year I have to do this.”

How did you feel afterwards?

I felt I had achieved what I had set out to do. At the beginning of the year I was completely hopeless with the whole concept of Physie deportment and positions and, even though I am flexible and strong enough, I found it hard with the coordination of correct arms and legs in the choreography. So I think, for me, it was a great achievement!

What do you like the most about physie?

I love the music that was in the syllabus this year. I absolutely loved the fact that l my

Record numbers at Repechage

Posted by Jackie on 28-Oct-2014

A big weekend of physie at Liverpool saw record temperatures (and lots of sales of Cooper Teamwear physie fans!) as well as record numbers of competitors.  Of the 919 girls who qualified for Repechage across the country, 610 competed on Saturday.  On Sunday, there were 138 ladies competing at the Over 43 and Over 53 National Championships. It’s great to see not only the numbers growing but the quality and strength of the girls increasing as well.  Congratulations to all competitors and to their teachers. Here’s some snaps.

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Quote of the Week

Posted by Jackie on 27-Oct-2014

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