Dan Tran started
ballroom dancing during his second semester at San
Jose State University when he decided to enroll in a social dancing
class. His interest in dance was first piqued when he heard of a
chance to audition to be in a tango performance for a high school
event. However, he was discouraged from attempting the audition by
several classmates. After finally having the chance to try his hand
at ballroom, Dan enjoyed the class deeply and decided to move on to
pursue a competitive career the following semester.
Despite a very modest upbringing, the demands of college education, the disapproval of certain parties in his life, and a lack of any prior dancing experience, Dan chose to seek out coaching from the best in the field, having moved on to train with international champions, performances in Washington
D.C. alongside world-class choreographers, and winning a national title within just a little over his first year. To further his dancing, he has also sought out teacher training at a local studio under the tutelage of one of the most well-respected dance teachers and directors in the world.