What is Physie?
A fusion of dance and sport, ‘physie’ is the perfect combination of movements designed to increase flexibility, strength and fitness. Upbeat pop music, together with beautiful classical songs, form the soundtrack to a sport that fuses together dance styles such as ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, aerobic dance, and even yoga!
The Runcorn Park Club is part of the country’s most prominent physie association: the Bjelke-Petersen School of Physical Culture (BjP). Throughout its 126 years, BjP physie has proudly inspired thousands of Australians to exercise both body and mind through this remarkable sport. And the most unique part of physie is that it can be enjoyed by grandmothers, mothers, and daughters in the same club - it really is a sport for life!
The physie year includes a series of friendly competitions for both teams and individuals. The competitions provide an opportunity for girls to increase their self confidence, and foster team spirit. Our girls also perform for the local community at displays during the year.
There is an aura of confidence to physie girls of all ages. Taught to stand tall, with strength and pride, they are team players committed to achieving their goals. While physie takes focus and dedication, the girls are able to enjoy movement and dance surrounded by enthusiastic teammates and encouraging teachers. BjP Physie girls learn the value of working hard, and are able to apply that to other aspects of their lives outside of physie, including their schoolwork. And that’s what BjP Physie is all about: empowering girls for life!
Physie @ Runcorn Park...
Founded in 2010, the Runcorn Park Physical Culture Club has established itself as one of the most successful clubs in Australia.
Committed to maintaining a supportive learning environment, with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, Runcorn Park Physie caters for girls and ladies of all abilities – from beginners through to an advanced standard.
The Runcorn Park club has produced a multitude of State and National placegetters, including 12x Individual Australian Champions within the past seven years! The club is so successful because its members just love what they do. As Grace (9 yrs) says: "I love to laugh with my physie friends. We work hard but we laugh hard too! Because of Miss Steph and everyone at Runcorn Park, I feel like I've found something that I absolutely love!".
We do encourage all of our junior students to enter the competitions, giving them goals to work towards throughout the year.
Runcorn Park Physical Culture Club is a community based not-for-profit club, aiming to keep dance within the financial reach of many local families.
Meet our Teachers...
Exciting news! After being a 1-teacher club for the past 10 years, in 2020 we will welcome some additional associates who will co-teach some classes with Miss Stephanie!
Head Associate: Stephanie Logan
Stephanie teaches all classes from Preschoolers to Ladies.
Stephanie Logan has been involved in physie for over 25 years, successfully competing and placing at a State and National level. Stephanie is a two-time National Champion, winning the Open U33 Ladies in both 2013 & 2017.
In 2017, Stephanie was invited to be one of the Brisbane/QLD Zone Leaders for the BjP 125 Year Spectacular, which gave her the opportunity to choreograph for and work with many talented QLD physie girls and ladies.
Stephanie is passionate about sharing her love and knowledge of the sport to all she teaches. As an experienced physie teacher, with classical ballet training, Stephanie has an eye for detail that guides each girl to achieve her potential.
Her positive method of teaching has seen Stephanie's students rewarded with many admirable results, including many State & National Championship titles.
Stephanie also regularly judges for BjP at a National level for both teams and individual competitions.
Associate: Laura Ferguson
Laura will co-teach the Seniors & Ladies.
Laura Ferguson began physie as a Junior, and also has jazz and ballet experience. She has successfully competed at a State & National level, making the National Final at the Opera House as a Senior and Elite Lady. She has been a National Placegetter as an Open Lady.
Laura has many years of physie teaching experience in QLD, also having taught a number of National placegetters and winners.
Laura has 3 beautiful physie daughters, and her greatest joy comes from watching them achieve their individual goals and successes.
Junior Associate: Eden Clarkson
Eden will co-teach the 5-8 Years & assist with the 9-12 Years.
Eden Clarkson hasn't known a life without physie - she followed her sisters from just two years old, and started officially when she was three.
Eden joined us at Runcorn Park in 2016, when she was our first representative to compete & place at the Sydney Opera House Senior National Finals. She's had many National Places, including National Champion at 10yrs old.
Eden assisted in the Junior classes last year, and the girls responded so well to her guidance.