When The Dance Mum Decides To Dance!

Physie dance

Like most mums, I have spent years and years chauffeuring my girls from after school activity to another.

They tried gymnastics, karate, jazz, cheer leading, yoga and goodness knows what else.

Nine years ago, a friend of Miss WW said she was going to do ‘Physie’ and she thought she might enjoy it too.

So off we went to another Tuesday and Wednesday night activity.

The only difference is that this one stuck.

Physie is an Australian only dance club that has been going for over 125 years.

We had never heard of this before and little did we know it would take over a big portion of our life.

Classes two nights a week, club competitions, inter club competitions, state finals, national qualifying in Sydney and nationals…at the Opera House, not for me but Miss WW’s finals are in the big white house.

Yep, the life of a physie mum is hard work.

There is tanning, hair pieces, make up, leotards and fishnets.

BUT there is one thing that sets Physie apart from other dance sports.

Ladies of all ages can participate.

Yes, there is a beginner ladies section that dance mums of any age can join.

This 51 year old dance mum is going to actually take to the floor too!

OMG, I must be nuts.

For the last few years I have said I would join, but came up with every excuse under the sun to not start.

Sign-on is on Tuesday night and I am going to sign on the dotted line and start.

Exercising on my own is usually a short lived affair, a group arrangement will make me get up off my butt and go to class.

I will have to wear a leotard.

I will have to tan.

I will have to get a hair piece.

I will have to stretch.

I will have to wear horribly uncomfortable fishnets.

At least you only need all this ‘fun’ stuff for competition time.

Then there is which leotard style to pick and what colour, oh boy!

Right now though, I am off to research super spectacular cellulite treatments, as the dimples need toning down stat!

Have you ever taken up a sport your child participates in?

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 09:15:44

    I did physie as a child. I remember the tanning and marching, neither of which I enjoyed but I did enjoy the floor routines and the comaraderie of the other girls. All the best with your physie!

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  2. Becky from BeckyandJames
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 10:27:57

    My 8 year old started Physie last year as she was over dance and couldn’t get into gymnastics. She LOVED it and is so keen to start again this year. My youngest daughter is signing up this year as well and is so excited. I love the positive attitude they’re learning. We didn’t do any competitions last year but I don’t think it will be far off. I’ve wondered about joining in with the ladies group – but I don’t think I am quite ready! Go you, I bet you’ll have a blast.

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    • Nikki
      Feb 09, 2016 @ 15:03:55

      When my girls started they were not going to do comps, but we all have a competitive streak so they could not resist.

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  3. Emily M Morgan
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 10:43:19

    Wow, good luck! I hope you love it! Sounds like it will be a blast, and how great that anyone can join. I just started a dance class too – my daughter and I do one together first and then I stay for the grown up one. It was definitely intimidating at first, seeing the ‘dance’ sized ladies around me (I am definitely NOT ‘dance’ sized!) but I actually really enjoyed it and definitely going back.

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    • Nikki
      Feb 09, 2016 @ 15:02:53

      I am soooo not dance sized, but that is one of the reasons I am going to start for strength and toning.

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  4. Denyse Whelan Blogs
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 16:00:02

    I congratulate you! I have seen others benefit as whole families from being involved in Physie. Go girl..you are wonderful indeed! Denyse #teamIBOT

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  5. Rachel
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 16:32:55

    Good on you Nikki, that’s awesome! I did physie as a kid but didn’t much like the mean lady who kept blowing her whistle! Good luck and remember to s t r e t c h ;).

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  6. Vanessa
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 20:20:50

    I wish I could find a sport or activity that I liked…I’m glad you’ve found something that works for you!

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  7. Jo at Lifestyle Fifty
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 09:57:22

    How great that you’ve found something that you like and which fits in with all the other family activities too! It’s always such a juggle. I think it sounds like great fun and something I’m going to be on the lookout for. Enjoy! Hope you keep fit, make friends and have a laugh too!

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  8. Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 09:58:38

    Go for it girl! I remember girls being involved in Physie when I was at school. About the only activity my kids have introduced me to is technology on mobile phones 😉

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  9. EssentiallyJess
    Feb 12, 2016 @ 16:06:24

    Good on you! I’ve got a friend whose girls are right into Physie and she enjoys it.
    We have adult hip hop classes in out town, but I’ve never considered joining. I just don’t think it’s in my skill set.

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