Frequently Asked Questions
What do I wear to class?
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Tuggerah Physie has a club uniform: in wearing a uniform, we are ensured that girls wear the correct style of clothing for class so that we can fully see positions and body lines. If you are new to our club, your affiliation will include one "Tuggerah Lakes" shirt to be worn to class. Additional shirts will cost $30. The remainder of the uniform is as follows;
Black tights of any length
• NO TRACK-PANTS
• NO DENIM
Bare feet or Physie ballet shoes.
Hair tied back off the face.
• Tight Plaits
• Fringe pinned either to the side or back.
• NO FRINGES IN FACE
How much does Physie cost?
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Your class fees cover all Monday, Tuesday or Friday lessons for the year. They also go towards hall hire for lessons, music costs from Physie headquarters, newsletters printed, awards/stickers and other small costs that add up week to week.
Yearly class fees are as follows:
$240 for 13-16 years and all Ladies and Seniors.
$160 for 3-4 years.
$200 for 5-12 year age groups.
Alternatively, you can pay your yearly fees by breaking it into 4 term payments. In doing this, you will cover the entire year’s fees. Please keep in mind that this covers ONE lesson per week, additional classes will cost an additional $7 per class.
To pay termly, it will cost:
$60 per term for 13-16 years and all Ladies and Seniors.
$40 for 3-4 years.
$50 for 5-12 year age groups.
There is also an Affiliation fee, which covers registration to Edith Parsons School of Physical Culture and competitor entry to official competitions, as well as Insurance in the unlikely even that you or your girl get injured during class.
Affiliation costs for 2018 are as follows:
• 2 - 4 years - $55.
• 5 years and over - $80
Are you an Active or Creative Kids provider?
Yes! We accept all Active and Creative Kids vouchers, which means you can save over $300 on your child's fees and registration!
What are Competitions?
There are several types of competitions in Edith Parsons Physical Culture.
These are like practice competitions. A small amount of clubs join together and give the experience of a Zone Champion Girl competition. This involves anywhere between 6 and 14 girls on the floor at a time, performing their work for a pair (or triplet) of judges. All competitors receive a medal/ribbon/certificate for their participation. These competitions are not compulsory, but an excellent introduction into the Physie competitions.
This is the Individual portion of our competitions. At the first level of competition (Zone), girls are arranged into heats of ten to fourteen girls. Each heat competes before returning to the 'round up' area. Girls may be selected proceed to the Semi Final stage, where they compete for the same judges for a second time. Depending on numbers, the judges may decide to see all available competitors for the second time. After this second round, the judges select their state finalists. Anywhere between 20 and 40 girls across the two competing zones are chosen to compete in front of a new set of judges, on a new day later in the year.
The State Finals take place at Hurstville Entertainment Centre. Here, the girls are placed into two (or three) heats to compete for a spot in the top 12 Grand Final competition. Each heat competes just once to show the judges what they've got. The 12 selected Grand Finalists are then presented to the audience.
Edith Parsons Grand Finals are held in Sydney Town Hall. This is the highest level of competition an individual can achieve. Each age group has 12 girls, ready to give it all they've got, and perform for a place in the top 6 for their age group. In the Open Seniors section, the 6 place getters in group 1 and group 2 compete for a second time, vying for the Highest Honour, Open Seniors Grand Champion Girl. Our very own Melissa Brailey has won this honour an amazing SEVEN times, more than anyone else in Edith Parsons History (See Hall of Fame).
Groups of six girls are arranged on the floor and perform together once. The aim of a team competition is to not only be in time rhythmically with the rest of your team mates, but to be as technically correct as possible while doing so. Teams can be arranged into ungraded groups, depending on numbers. Each team competes only once, and places are announced once all have competed.
What do I wear to Competitions?
As a student of Physical Culture, there some extra necessities you will need for competition time. The following list has been compiled so that you may begin to collect and store these items, ready for when they are needed. Each girl must have their own set of items. We suggest having a designated “physie bag” with these items, if you do not already have one. Please download the file below for a full list of what is required for competitions.