What is Physie?

What is Physie?

Physical Culture, or "physie" is a dance sport which combines a range of movement forms and dance styles including yoga, basic ballet, aerobics, gymnastics and pilates. Physie is made up of marching and several routines that are choreographed to modern music according to age and ability. In 2018 we enjoyed songs from popular artists such as Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, P!NK, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, Maroon 5, Adele and Lady Gaga!


Deportment: is completed while marching. The deportment is a warm up, which prepares muscles for the rest of the syllabus. Deportment usually involves travelling around the marching square.

Relax: involves soft movements, and is performed to a slower, calmer song. Relaxed can be compared to basic ballet and contemporary dancing.

Exercise: is a strong, aerobic exercise. Movements are quick and sharp, and performed to a song with a strong beat.

Floor Drill: as the name suggests, is predominately completed on the floor, similar to that of a gymnastics floor routine. Floor drill movements are usually sharp, and require core strength. The splits is choreographed into each age group's floor drill, except ladies (25 yrs+).

Toe Drill: is an exercise that mainly uses the legs. Toe drill is performed to an up-beat song and involves movements such as kicks and lunges.

Dance (excluding ladies): is a fun routine, similar to that of a jazz dance. This is the only Western Zone exercise where girls show off their smile in competition.