Osman & Taylor's Dancesport Journey

                         KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE

Osman & Taylor dream of winning a US National Championship in ballroom dance, then representing the US in World Competition. They are well on their way, winning competitions and hearts of ballroom entheusiasts. But recently financial challenges are holding them back, by limiting their access to adequate amounts of high level training and their ability to travel to national competions. Presently they have qualified for USA Nationals in Baltimore, MD,  but may need help to get there. Please consider helping these deserving youngsters along their way. 

Osman Torres is a senior at Jesuit High in New Orleans, where he is a football player and an honor roll student. He was introduced to ballroom dance in 5th grade through an outreach program of USA Dance called Dancing Schools. He is the son of Osman Torres, Sr. and Ondina Torres, of Kenner, LA,  originally from Honduras. 

Taylor Schoen is a 10th grade honor student at Runnels High School in Baton Rouge. She has done one form of dance or another since she was three, but fell in love with ballroom dance when she had a chance encounter with instructor and studio owner, Ric Seeling, when she was 13. Taylor is the daughter of Tom and LaTefy Schoen of Baton Rouge. 

Osman and Taylor have been dancing together and competing for two years. They have done very well together, winning several regional competitions. Numerous experts and past US and World Champions have indicated that these kids have the raw talent to succeed in ballroom dance.  

However, reaching their lofty goals will take a great deal of training. We are seeking the help of friends who believe in them and want to see these outstanding, dedicated and talented young people reach their dreams. Any donation you could make will go towards training or competition related expenses. For a breakdown of what some of these are please see our wish list. 

HELP KEEP THEIR DREAM ALIVE WITH A DONATION !

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 62 mos
  • Max McMahon 
    • $25 
    • 62 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 64 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 64 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 (Offline)
    • 64 mos
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Organizer

LaTefy Schoen 
Organizer
Baton Rouge, LA
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