Meet Owam Amey, the promising young dancer who needs your help getting to LA

A young Cape Town dancer with big ambitions needs you to help make her dreams come true.

11-year-old Owam Amey has been for a accepted to attend a summer dance programme in Los Angeles (LA) next year.

Read: Cape dance moms take world hip-hop stage by storm

The World Class Dance Tour is a big opportunity for the talented dancer, but traveling to LA does not come cheap.

Her fathers Dean and Shaun Amey adopted the young girl when she was three-years-old and have been encouraging her passion for dance ever since.

They have created a crowdfunding page to help raise the money to get Owam to LA.

Also read: Hanover Park's ballet sensation leaps onto world stage

Owam specialises in modern dancing and also performs some acrobatics and ballet.

Her dads started fostering Owam when she was six-months-old and say it was love at first sight.

She was only four when she started dance school and has never looked back.

The rising star says she hope to become a professional dancer one day and looks forward to more exposure.

Owam was moving to the rhythm from walking age.

Shaun Amey

She's got such character and charisma. Her technique is amazing.

Shaun Amey

I get really happy when my dad shows me pictures of me dancing.

Owam Amey

Dance makes me feel happy. When I get on the dance stage I feel free.

Owam Amey

Visit the BackaBuddy Champion Page to learn more and pledge towards the cause.

Listen to the inspiring story and the potential impact of the opportunity:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Meet Owam Amey, the promising young dancer who needs your help getting to LA


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Mother of three opens up about perinatal depression

[LISTEN] Mother of three opens up about perinatal depression

Pregnancy and the transition to motherhood can cause stress for many women. This can negatively affect their psychological health.

Concourt ruling on cannabis needs to filter down to cops, says dagga couple

Concourt ruling on cannabis needs to filter down to cops, says dagga couple

Myrtle Clark and Julian Stobbs, dubbed the dagga couple, have been trying for years to have dagga legalised.

60 theft victims to sue FNB for R121m for stolen safety deposit boxes

60 theft victims to sue FNB for R121m for stolen safety deposit boxes

The victims claim FNB didn't implement adequate security measures before the robberies and refused to offer fair compensation.

Cape dance moms take world hip-hop stage by storm

Cape dance moms take world hip-hop stage by storm

A group of Capetonian mothers came home with gold from the 2017 Fisaf International World Fitness and Hip Hop Unite Championships.

Dance academy for disadvantaged youth grows in leaps and bounds

Dance academy for disadvantaged youth grows in leaps and bounds

Dancer, choreographer and artistic director Sbonakaliso Ndaba is making a difference in the lives of young Cape dance enthusiasts.

'They told me I would never be able to walk, but here I am dancing again'

'They told me I would never be able to walk, but here I am dancing again'

Sportswear designer Christa Calitz recounts how she reclaimed her life after an accident that turned everything upside down.

Popular articles
Comair reports record earnings, 72nd profitable year in a row – a world record!

Comair reports record earnings, 72nd profitable year in a row – a world record!

Recession, soaring fuel costs and surplus capacity - yet profits keep coming! Bruce Whitfield interviews Comair CEO Erik Venter.

Basic Education to introduce Kiswahili and coding to SA's curriculum

Basic Education to introduce Kiswahili and coding to SA's curriculum

Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga spoke to Joanne Joseph on the Afternoon Drive to elaborate.

Concourt ruling on cannabis needs to filter down to cops, says dagga couple

Concourt ruling on cannabis needs to filter down to cops, says dagga couple

Myrtle Clark and Julian Stobbs, dubbed the dagga couple, have been trying for years to have dagga legalised.

Kaptein Kurt Darren on music and all the money he’s making from it

Kaptein Kurt Darren on music and all the money he’s making from it

Laat die dansvloer brand! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Afrikaans musician Kurt Darren.

ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use, but what is private?

ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use, but what is private?

Associate Professor of Law at Wits University James Grant says the ConCourt did not define what private use was.

'What took big banks so long to shut Gupta accounts?', Pieter-Louis Myburgh asks

'What took big banks so long to shut Gupta accounts?', Pieter-Louis Myburgh asks

Journo Pieter-Louis Myburgh says other banking execs need to be questioned about their potential complicitness in the Gupta saga.

[WATCH] Dad stops baby from crying, Emmy acceptance speech turns into proposal

[WATCH] Dad stops baby from crying, Emmy acceptance speech turns into proposal

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

Should SA review the parameters of affirmative action?

Should SA review the parameters of affirmative action?

Ralph Mathekga says the experience on the ground shows that there is a problem when it comes to framing affirmative action.