Q: How long have you been doing Physie?
A: I started physie when I was 6 at Narara-Wyoming club and danced there until I was 12. My family then moved and I joined Coffs Harbour club until the age of 14. I then had 10 years off and returned as a lady.
Q: Where is your club located in Australia?
A: We are in Werris Creek, a small country town south-west of Tamworth on the Liverpool Plains of New South Wales.
Q: When you started your club, what was the most surprising thing?
A: The year I opened my club I had just 6 students. None had ever danced before but one of my students made nationals! It was her first ever competition and the overwhelming feeling of happiness I had when she marched out is something I’ll never forget.
Q: What’s your favourite routine?
A: My favourite routine has always been exercises. I love the strength, control and good posture gained from the routine.
Q: What’s your favourite inspirational quote?
A: “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” I love it because it has always reminded me not to count down to a competition and stress over whether I’m ready for it, but to make the days leading up to it count by better preparing myself with extra practicing and stretching.
Q: What’s your favourite Physie memory?
A: Dancing as a junior Physie girl to Greased Lightning in the North Vs South dance-off at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. I still remember the red silk skirt costume. It was so much fun!
Q: Who has inspired you the most on your Physie journey?
A: My students and their parents inspire me each week. My students inspire me to become the best mentor I can be both on and off the floor and their parents inspire me to help their child grow. We’re all in the children’s Physie journey together.