A CHANCE TO DANCE

City teens shine on NBC show

Edmonton Journal - - YOU - LIANE FAULDER lfaul­der@post­media.com Twit­ter: @eat­my­words­blog

Lo­cal dance sen­sa­tions Josh Beauchamp, 17, and Tay­lor Hatala, 14, have made it through to the next round of com­pe­ti­tion on NBC’s World of Dance se­ries.

The two hip-hop dancers, per­form­ing as a duo on Tues­day night’s show, im­pressed judges Jennifer Lopez (who is also the ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of the se­ries), as well as singer/song­writer/pro­ducer Ne-Yo and Derek Hough (a for­mer per­former on Dancing with the Stars).

The Ed­mon­ton pair has danced to­gether for four years and both ap­peared on Sea­son 1 of the se­ries last year.

One dancer, duo or group is on track to win a $1 mil­lion grand prize in the World of Dance com­pe­ti­tion.

The show can be seen on Tues­day nights at 8 p.m. on CTV. Fans can get an early peek weekly by tun­ing in to the pro­gram’s so­cial me­dia site every Mon­day.

Two years ago, Hatala, and her sis­ter Reese won a com­pe­ti­tion to dance along­side pop artist Justin Beiber dur­ing his Pur­pose World Tour stop in Ed­mon­ton.

Tay­lor has also toured with Janet Jack­son’s Un­break­able World Tour in 2015/16.

She’s also been on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

Beauchamp, who dances with an L.A.-based troupe called im­maBeast, is a Gr. 11 stu­dent at Bellerose Com­pos­ite High.

LEAH HEN­NEL

Tay­lor Hatala, 12, a hiphop dancer who has ap­peared on stage with Justin Beiber and Janet Jack­son, is part of the Ed­mon­ton duo im­press­ing the all-star judges of the NBC dance com­pe­ti­tion World of Dance.

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