About us

In 2019 Mermaid Beach Physical Culture celebrates its 18th year!  The club has 140 members ranging from 3-4 years right through to 60 and over.  We hold classes at Miami Primary School Hall and Mudgeeraba State School Hall and beginners are always welcomed. Mermaid physie is a great value dance class for all ages!

This year we bid a sad farewell to our Head Teacher of 15 years, Alison Ballard, as she moves to Singapore with her family. We know the wonderful Mermaid community she created lives on in our awesome experienced teachers and wonderful members!


teachersMia Taylor – Mia is a two-time National Champion, nine-time State Champion and a BJP Syllabus DVD performer! Her amazing eye for physie and rapport with all girls is a wonderful asset to the Mermaid Beach Club. Mia is always smiling, and her infectious personality is evident in her classes.

Elyse Gregory – Elyse’s precise physie technique and love for kids is a big asset to the Mermaid Beach club. Elyse is the current State Champion, a three time National Champion and has also performed on the BJP Syllabus DVD.  Elyse loves her physie, and the girls all love her! Elyse is at university studying to be a primary school teacher.


Belinda Webb – Belinda is a two time National Champion and a mother of four! Belinda is a qualified personal trainer who runs her own very successful business. Belinda is a wealth of physie knowledge, and her dedication and leadership are inspirational. Her classes are the perfect combination of technique, hard work and FUN!

Erin Walton – The current State Champion, Erin regularly performs at National Level at the Opera House. Erin teaches our littlies as well as running stretch and strength classes. Erin is extremely passionate about Physie and teaching children, and is studying to become a primary school teacher.

Catherine Scott – Catherine’s passion and dedication for physie is infectious! She is a past Ladies Overall National Champion and has achieved everything in this wonderful sport! Her patience, passion and attention to the smallest detail is appreciated by all at Mermaid!

Mikayla Rees – Mikayla is a Mermaid born third generation physie girl! She started at Mermaid in nappies, and now many years later joins our teaching crew. Mikayla is a cheery fun loving young lady, who all the kids adore! She is a two-time National Champion and has an undeniable passion for this sport.

Joanne Croft (relief teacher) – Jo’s dedication and passion for physie is infectious!  Jo is a qualified Physical Education Teacher and Pilates Instructor.  She is an outstanding physie performer, having placed in the Top 5 on 7 occasions at the Opera House Finals.