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About Centenary physical culture club

At Centenary Physical Culture Club (Centenary Physie for short), we proudly teach the BJP Physical Culture curriculum. BJP Physie is the oldest running and most prestigious Physical Culture establishment in Australia. For 128 years, BJP has provided a national platform for Physie clubs to come together to engage in competitions and camaraderie.

“Physie is an elegant way of developing not only fitness but also grace, strength and focus in our girls and women. At BJP, what we are most proud of is how Physie weaves its way throughout the lives of Australian families. Generations of women have discovered lifelong friendships, a true sense of community and a sport for life in Physie.” – Jackie Rawlings, BJP Physical Culture

Empowering Girls for Life

There is an aura of confidence around Physie girls of all ages. Taught to stand tall, with strength and pride, they are team players committed to achieving their goals.

Unlike some ballet and dance studios, Centenary Physical Culture Club focuses on developing the self­-esteem of its students. By teaching them to have a positive relationship with their bodies, we help students blossom with confidence and self­-assurance.

BJP Physie is passionate about nurturing students’ total wellbeing, in both mind and body. Physie is an accepting and encouraging team sport, where every member is supported and motivated to be the best they can be.

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Meet the Teachers at Centenary physie!

 

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Libby McConochie

HEAD ASSOCIATE

Libby started Physie as a ‘tiny-tot’ and has been a member of the Centenary Club for over 30years! Her passion for Physie is now reflected in her love of teaching.  Libby has had both individual and team success over her Physie career and now thrives on the success of her students. Libby believes there is a Physie girl in all of us and that the principles that the girls learn in their first ‘tiny-tot’ lesson stay with them for years to come.

“Success comes at all levels and being able to help each individual achieve their own potential and personal goals is amazing. Physie has been a major part of my life for such a long time, I want to share what this incredible sport has to offer all young (and the young at heart) ladies.” Libby

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Deneika Scott

JUNIOR ASSOCIATE

Deneika started Physie with Centenary at the age of 6 years old. She trained with our Centenary team for 7 years before moving to another club and now has 10 years of Physie experience. She has had success in both her individual and team competitions and is hoping she can bring her skills back to our club.

Deneika believes that keeping focus in class is the best way to improve and bring out the best in every Physie girl. ​ Her favourite quote for Physie is ‘Practice like you have never won, perform like you have never lost’.  We welcome Deneika to the club and look forward to her youthful energy!

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Lauren Markovics

JUNIOR ASSOCIATE

Lauren started physie at the age of 5 and has been a member of Centenary Physie for 12 years. Physie has been a huge part of her life and has given her opportunities and the confidence to succeed in many different avenues. Her dedication and eager attitude has helped her improve and she wants to pass that on to her students. Lauren began as an Assistant Teacher in 2015 and became an Associate Teacher in 2019. Her energetic and cheerful personality are an asset to the clubs teaching team. ‘Physie has helped me grow as a person and I’m glad I can pass on the love and passion I have for the ‘dance sport’ to every girl and lady’. Lauren’s favourite quote for physie/dancing is “Dance with your heart, your feet will follow”.

Testimonials from Students and Family at Centenary physie

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Kate

The sense of community, family and sisterhood with this club is amazing. The girls are given so much strength and confidence from their teachers.

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Ava

The best thing about Physie is team competitions. I love hanging out with my Physie friends, and the big girls too.

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Alyssa

I love physie because it’s fun! I love going to competitions because I can have my hair curled and get to wear lipstick.  The best part is all the physie friends I have made and that I can do it with my Mum.

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Paul & Jaana Brown

I love physie because it’s fun! I love going to competitions because I can have my hair curled and get to wear lipstick.  The best part is all the physie friends I have made and that I can do it with my Mum.

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Margot

My girls started Physie in 2012 and I was adamant that I would never join myself.  I have a gymnastics background and a little bit of ballet from when I was little so I vowed I would never get back into a leotard…..I competed in my first competition last year and I absolutely loved it!! We have an awesome group of ladies and I look forward to class every week.

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Zoe

I have been doing Physie since I was 6 years old.  I love absolutely everything about Physie!! One of my best Physie experiences was when I went down to Sydney for repechage.  I have made many friends from my club and other clubs too!