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!


Alison Ballard – 2019 will be Alison’s 16th year of teaching at Mermaid Beach. Alison’s dedication and attention to detail shines through in all lessons. She is a former National Champion and DVD performer, thirteen-time National Placegetter and five-time State Champion. In 2017 Alison was privileged to be the Zone Leader for the Gold Coast Zone in BJP 125 Year Birthday Celebrations. Alison has now taught an amazing 17 individual Australian Champions.


teachersMia Taylor –  Mia is a two-time National Champion, eight-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.

Joanne Croft – Jo’s dedication and passion for physie is infectious!  Jo is a qualified Physical Education Teacher and Pilates Instructor.  Jo brings a wealth of knowledge to our senior classes.  She is an outstanding physie performer, having placed in the Top 5 on 7 occasions at the Opera House Finals.


Belinda Webb – Belinda is a two time National Champion and a mother of four!  Belinda is fantastic with our young Mermaids – her teaching style ensures all classes fun and entertaining. Belinda passes on the basics of physie in a humorous way, while also demanding the full attention of all the little Mermaids she teaches.

Erin Walton – The current State Champion, Erin regularly performs at National Level at the Opera House. Erin runs our stretch and technique classes with our 7-16 years. Erin is extremely passionate about Physie and teaching children, and is studying to become a primary school teacher.