BAM began in 2009, when I was looking for a dance class for my son, Buster, who has Down Syndrome. Finding there was nothing suitable for his needs, I started our "BAM Allstars" dance classes. Now, in 2021, we have grown to a community of over 150 students, and we run many other classes and programmes, all based around creative and performing arts.
In 2019 we took a big leap forward, establishing a BAM HQ in Frankston, Victoria, From this site we are able to offer weekday programmes in music theatre, drama, multimedia and visual art, as well as our dance classes, which run on Saturdays and weekday evenings.
Apart from our Frankston site, we also run dance classes in Brighton, Highett and Wonthaggi.
We are not Down Syndrome specific - we are open to people of all abilities, and from ages 3 right through to adults. It is our mission to continue to grow and develop new creative and performing arts programmes for people with disabilities.
We've been delighted to realise that we are also providing a fabulous social community for people. Friendships and connections are made while students share a common interest.
The work we do is a passion and a privilege, and we invite you to come and join us -
Lisa Murphy, founder
Teacher Dance & Vocals
Teacher Drama & Vocals
“Finding BAM Allstars at the end of our daughter's cancer journey was serendipitous. Bianca has always loved music and being a part of BAM Allstars has ignited a passion for dance. She practices at every opportunity and literally runs from the car, up the steps to dancing every Saturday morning. It is by far her favourite
pastime. BAM has given Bianca confidence, friendships and an outlet for physical activity. For our family and friends, seeing Bianca and the BAM Allstars dance is an opportunity to experience pure unadulterated joy. Thank you to everyone that makes it happen!"
"Darcy has been dancing at BAM for almost 12 months and it's the best thing we've ever done. He just loves going every week and even more loves performing in front of people.
It's a beautiful environment for the kids and adults because we are like a little family.We can see Darcy enjoying BAM for a very long time in the future. It's a wonderful environment to be a part of and we are very proud to call BAM Allstars part of our family. "
"Charlee is still chatting about the holiday workshops, and showing the dance off video to everyone. I have never seen her as interactive or confident as she was at the workshops, we will definitely be at the next one.
Thank you again for creating this wonderful opportunity."
Performance is our life!
BAM ARTS Inc is recognised as a Public Benevolent Institution, and is endorsed by the ATO as a Deductible Gift Recipient.
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