What is Physie?
Physie and dance (or physical culture) is a uniquely Australian style of dance that incorporates many different genres of dance into professionally choreographed routines.
The APDA syllabus has a strong focus on teaching correct dance technique across many styles of dance and the variety in the routines means that students never get bored. All routines in the APDA syllabus are choreographed by professional and qualified choreographers ensuring the safety and enjoyment of participants at every age and level.
Routines are set to modern, age appropriate music and are structured as follows:
Marching - teaches beat recognition and forms the basis of the physie and dance posture
Warm Up - a jazz based routine that is high energy
Technique - designed to show control and poise, technique is a basic ballet routine
Strength / Contemporary - this routine encompasses many balance, stength and control moves while also executing correct technique such as turn our
Lyrical - a beautiful flowing routine based on ballet and lyrical movements
Stretch - stretch is done down on the floor and focuses on flexibility, core engagement and strength
Dance - the dance is the favourite of many and is jazz based. The dance is a real performance piece with high kicks, jumps, leaps and turns.
With so many different styles of dance in the one class, students learn how to move to different beats and tempo and to develop musicality and performance skills while getting fit and healthy. The great thing about physie is that across the 7 routines we teach, students are learning difference dance genres making them trually versatile dancers.