Our Club

Gungahlin Physie & Dance was launched in 2012 and we are a proud foundation club of the Australian Physie and Dance Association (APDA), Australia's most progressive physie and dance movement. 2019 is our club's eigth year of operation and we continue to grow our membership and the quality of our dancers each year. We are passionate about physie and our club and we enjoy seeing our members passion and love for physie grow each year.

Being a member of our club extends beyond your class each week and makes you a part of our physie family. In addition to classes and competitions, we run a yearly camp for our girls aged 9 and above where we go away for 4 days to practice but also build our friendships, challenge ourselves and learn about being a great all-round physie girl. Camp is the highlight for many girls plus the teachers and helpers who come along! We also run discos, cake stalls, picnics and other social events to further build the community within the club. We have a team of experienced physie mums (no crazy dance mums allowed!) who are here to assist all new families with learning how physie works and how your daughter can get the most out of it. 

Our club prides itself on providing a fun, safe and engaging environment to learn physie and dance. We encourage participation and giving it a go at every chance and have very high expectations of excellent sportsmanship from all members and their families. We cheer loudly and proudly for every member of Gungahlin and expect all members to be supportive and encourage all girls and ladies on the floor. Physie is a sport you can do for life and we hope that by joining Gungahlin Physie and Dance, our members take their first step in a lifetime association with physie.

Our Teaching Team

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2019 will be Megan's 32nd year of physie and she teaches the junior classes for girls 3 - 12 years. Megan enjoys teaching children of all ages and strives to develop the technical ability of all students. Megan loves the challenge of both individual and team competitions and in addition to teaching physie, is a qualified gymnastics coach focusing on coaching Kindergym at Gungahlin Gymnastics. 

Megan has a daughter, Tash, who you will no doubt see around the studio during classes. Megan and her husband Joel own Gungahlin Gymnastics and Dance Centre where all of our classes are held in a purpose built physie studio. Megan is also a Director of APDA Limited, our national governing body and is committed to ensuring APDA as an organisation is a successful and sustainable association for its members. 

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Lisa started physie as a 4 year old in Brisbane, and apart from a year off to join a school rhythmic gymnastics team, has been participating as a student and occasional teacher ever since.

Lisa joined Gungahlin Physie & Dance in 2012, and was a member of the winning under 33 ladies team in 2012, and a National Grand Finalist in the open ladies 30-35 years section in 2013, 2014, 2015 and placed 4th in this section in 2016! A huge achievement  that has seen Lisa develop a fan club from our junior girls who all look up to her. Lisa is an outstanding physie girl who also runs our Sunday stretch classes for our students.

Lisa will be teaching the 13-15 years class with Lauren in 2019 and team teaching the Open Ladies.

In her spare time, Lisa is a senior lawyer in the public service and in 2017, Lisa welcomed her first child Georgie who is already inducted into the physie world of lycra and hairspray.

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Lauren’s physie career was set well before she took her first steps, with her mum competing in teams whilst pregnant and then growing up copying her older sister's work at the back of the class in Newcastle. Since then, she has competed at a national and championship level in both individual and team competitions and enjoys the challenge of perfecting the routines and working as a team each year. Lauren is a very accomplished physie girl having made the national finals on a number of occasions and being crowned National Champion as a 6 year old. 

Lauren joined the Gungahlin club as an inaugural member after moving to Canberra in 2011 and was proud to be a part of the winning under 33’s ladies team. Lauren teaches our Gungahlin 13 - 15 years class and team teaches the Open Ladies. Lauren welcomed her first child, a gorgeous little boy, in 2018 and he adores being doted over by the physie girls and ladies.