Luton dancer gets in top three of hip hop contest

Student trains as part of collaboration between Bedford College and Phoenix Starr Academy of Dance

Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 12:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 12:55 pm

Luton dancer Tasharne Reid, aged 16, has been placed in the top three of a Hip Hop Unite World Championships.

Tasharne trains under the Phoenix Starr Academy of Dance collaboration with The Bedford College Group.

Toby Clark, The Bedford College Group director of the arts, said: “We are very proud of Tasharne’s achievement and it’s great to see student success already arising from this exciting new collaboration between the college group and the Phoenix Starr Academy of Dance.

Tasharne Reid

“The college group is already well known for success in its performing arts courses and it’s great to be adding a specialist dance provider to our provision at the Bedford campus.”

Originally Tasharne competed at the Hip Hop Unite Manchester heats and came first in his category against other experienced dancers.

Since lockdown, Hip Hop Unite organised the competitions online where dancers were required to film themselves and post their submission on to social media.

Tasharne came first again in his category and went on to represent the UK in the Hip Hop Unite World Championships.