MN Joe Tran | Dance

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MN Joe Tran | Dance

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Joseph ‘MN Joe’ Tran is a professional breaker since 2002. He is known for his unique dynamic power moves which have helped him secure 1st place titles in Italy, Colombia, France, the Netherlands, California, Washington and Minnesota. A recent graduate at The Meta Institute and a certified NLP Practitioner and Therapeutic Coach©, MN Joe hopes to use his experience as a dancer and coach to assist others in achieving their excellence.

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“I believe there are times when words aren’t enough for artistic expression. As dancers, we have the ability to express emotions and creativity through movement that words can’t manifest. Each body is unique, and by learning how to use it artistically, one builds values of gratitude, compassion and confidence. Students learn the basics of breaking (breakdancing) through individual coaching and group activities. I encourage the discovery and development of exploring unique ideas and movements which foster individuality, identity and personal style. I focus both on form and creativity while allowing the students to share ideas and inspire each other. Students learn about various techniques that  increase their productivity and efficiency in their learning process which can easily be applied to other subjects outside the classroom.”

Learn more about MN Joe in his August 2018 Artist Spotlight Interview.

Sample Programs: Customizable To Site’s Needs

Workshops

Intro to Breaking

Students learn the history of breaking and the basic 5 elements of the dance:

  • Toprock

  • Go-downs

  • Footwork

  • Powermoves

  • Freezes

Students are encouraged to add their unique flair and create their own combinations of moves.

 

Discovering Personal Excellence through Breaking

Students discover their excellence by practicing comes naturally to them with breaking movement. After personal creating time, they become the teachers—exchanging and instructing their peers with their respective dance moves. In doing so, students may learn compassion and collaboration through dance.