BAM Allstars 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 decided to get something started, and now, here we are - BAM Allstars All Abilities Inc.
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.
We have a wonderful team of skilled teachers and volunteers who work to provide an exciting and innovative dance and drama programme.
The work we do is a passion and a privilege, and we invite you to come and join us -
Lisa Murphy, founder
Current classes on offer:
WEEKEND AND EVENING DANCE CLASS LOCATIONS:
Brighton, Highett, Seaford, Frankston, Wonthaggi
A free trial dance class is offered with no obligation.
Please call for more detailed information, as timetables are subject to change.
DAYTIME DANCE & MOVEMENT
Dunns Rd Civic Reserve 9:30 - 11 Wednesdays in Mornington
TEAM WILDCATS DRAMA GROUP
Seaford on Wednesdays, 9 till 3. This programme combines music, theatre skills and visual arts. Run by qualified drama and dance teachers, it is a small ensemble of adults; applications to join the group are invited.
Feedback from our families:
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!" Janine, Black Rock
"I like Bam Dance Class because it is good fun and everyone is nice. We have a great time and a laugh as well." From John, Frankston
"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.