BAM Arts Inc is an all abilities dance group run by Lisa and Kevin Murphy. They originally started the group for their son Buster who wanted to dance and perform but couldn’t find the right place for him.
So, the group BAM (Bust A Move) was born.
They have recently expanded on the services they offer for people of all abilities and they include:-
- Allstars Dance from primary school age through to adults
- Beginner Ballet
- Ballroom and Latin
- Drama and Hip Hop
- Creative Mind Arts Program, Dance and Yoga
Also, soon to be offered will be Musical Theatre, Music and Vocals
The world of BAM is an amazing group to be involved in. They encourage individuality and free expression. The teachers are second to none as they guide and help the groups with different routines each week.
BAM often do routines at local events to showcase the wonderful dance moves they learn so that people can see what is available and also to see how wonderful our dancers are.
There is also a concert once a year at Frankston Art Centre. Many hours and weeks are spent on all aspects of this show to make sure everyone has their part and to also make sure the show is something wonderful for everyone to watch.
Each year, the audience get bigger and bigger and at the end of the show, there is nobody there without a smile on their faces.
We have been with BAM for 5 years. Darcy enjoys it so much and has made some wonderful friends. They love getting together every week and each time they get together, you can see the bonds growing stronger each week.
BAM is a group of people that show inclusion and acceptance at it’s best. It shows that people with disabilities are capable of a lot of different things. It shows that they enjoy everything that everyone else enjoys.
They practice their dance routines and drama for the concerts, and they do a fantastic job.
The drama students memorise the lines they have to speak so well and also manage to put some comedy into it. They do such a wonderful job and each year we look forward to what the next storyline with be.
It has been fantastic to watch this group grow and grow each year. Watching new people start and get involved and love the group as much as we do. Watching new classes become available as BAM grows is wonderful too.
Many more opportunities for the people that join BAM are becoming available and it is so exciting to see.
The link for BAM Arts Inc is:-