Tamworth Australian Physie and Dance Association performs at junior zone competition

TAMWORTH Australian Physie and Dance Association (APDA) has posted a record result, while hosting a major zone competition.

The branch hosted the 2017 North West/North Coast Australian Physie and Dance Association Junior Zone Competition at Calrossy Anglican School on October 14-15, attracting more than 200 girls from across the region.

Clubs across Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Moree, Werris Creek and Quirindi travelled to Tamworth to compete.

Girls aged between five and 12 competed in both Team and Champion Girl Sections.

In the Teams’ section, teams of eight girls vied for perpetual trophies and the honour of being Age Group Champion Team.

Tamworth’s 5/6 and 9/10 year teams both gained first place and the trophy. The 7/8 years teams gained third place and our 11/12 year team third place in their section.

In the Champion Girl Section, the girls competed for a place in the APDA National Finals to be held at The Concourse, Willoughby on November 11.

Tamworth had girls competing in all sections.

An amazing record-breaking 21 girls were successful in gaining a spot and will now progress through to the National Finals in November.

This is a record achievement for the club.

The successful girls who will be travelling to Sydney to compete are:

  • 5yrs – Lily Porter
  • 6yrs – Alanah Holz, Brooklyn Stackpoole and Ava Butters
  • 7yrs – Ruby Herden, Morgan Lockyer Haylee Rheinberger and Addison Smart
  • 8yrs - Lily Stacpoole, Amy Brown and Rubie Cathro
  • 9yrs - Hannah Butters and Olivia Holz
  • 10yrs - Freya Johnson, Chloe Lockyer, Kaitlin Rheinberger and Sophia Markham-Fisher
  • 11yrs - Maddison Stacpoole, Mollie Jolliffe Jade Wilson and Rachel Brown

What is physie?

Physie is a combination of Jazz, Ballet, lyrical and contemporary and pilates.

The APDA Dance Tamworth Club has grown to almost 100 girls and ladies since we started in February 2012 with The Australian Physie and Dance Association.

Under the guidance of Australia’s finest creative Physie and Dance instructors and choreographers Apda has created an innovative dance sport which aims to bridge the gap between Physie and the world of contemporary dance.

Teacher Leigh Botfield is extremely proud of the club’s fantastic achievements.

Physie and Dance is fun, challenging for girls from 3 years to Ladies it is friendly, affordable and builds confidence like no other sport.