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Bjelke-Petersen (BJP) School of Physical Culture

Dance & exercise that nurtures wellbeing & confidence in women & girls of all ages

Build friendships, confidence, and strength with other girls and women
Fuses a range of dance styles for plenty of variety and fun
Careful choreography that’s easy to follow and enjoy

Dance classes for teens and adults in Cairns

Summit Fitness is proud to offer Physie, a type of dance and exercise session created by BJB Physie in 1892 in Hobart by Bjelke-Petersen School of Physical Culture. With over 200 locations, BJP Physie is Australia’s longest-running and premier Physie organisation.

Not sure if you can dance? Yes you can!

Physie includes dance styles such as jazz, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, aerobic dance and even yoga! Our innovative choreography changes annually and is designed for maximum variety and fun. Fun, upbeat pop music and friendly faces will see you quickly let go of your inhibitions. Leave feeling stronger, more positive, and healthier.

Types of girls and adult dance classes

Senior: ages 15 - 28+ years

Ladies: ages 17-60+

The syllabus is different between Senior and Ladies - we can chat more about which group may suit when you book.

Beginners are always welcome.


After greeting your friends and being welcomed to the class by your caring teacher, you’ll begin with some easy stretching and warming up. Next, you’ll practice your posture by marching or start learning a new dance routine for individual and team performances at the end of the year.


A class term works in conjunction with our QLD School Terms, with no expensive costumes or performance fees. Cairns Physie will build friendships, confidence and strength and is a fun way to keep fit. Only one leotard or competition activewear is required for the year’s performances – so no expensive costumes or footwear!


We focus on developing self­-esteem. By helping you build a positive relationship with your bodies, you’ll blossom with confidence and self­-assurance. 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.


Sharon has been practicing for over 25 years. She’s an instructor and has achieved National Champion, winning at State level in the Over 50’s section and has made National Finals a few times.

She is a qualified Personal Trainer and Matwork Pilates Instructor and believes strength, Pilates and Physie all compliment each other.

What to wear

For class practice: comfortable activewear is best. We also have club apparel available. If you would like to purchase, more information is provided during the weekly class.

For performances: only one leotard or competition activewear is required – no expensive costumes or footwear.  


Railway Hall, 42 Macnamara Street, Manunda

Kewarra Beach Community Hall, 41 Poolwood Rd, Kewarra Beach

More information

For timetable, pricing and location details, please visit the Cairns Physie website.

Physie is an elegant way of developing not only fitness but also grace, strength and focus in our girls and women...Generations of women have discovered lifelong friendships, a true sense of community and a sport for life in Physie.

Jackie Rawlings, BJP Physical Culture