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Street Dance



Sunday, June 23rd, 2024​


Soon to be Announced! Various prizes is up to $500


To be part of the competition, you can sign up in-person the day of. This competition will be 1v1. 


You can contact the Competition Host, Lue Thao, at


Cypher Side's mission is to welcome and inspire young dancers into a healthy and diverse community. We are a hub for youth dance culture that teaches and encourages youth to perform different dance styles.

Cypher Side started in 2017 inside the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center and is now currently in North Saint Paul. Classes currently offered are Break Dancing, Hip Hop, and KPop. Ages range from 3 years to adults.

Our Performance Team has performed for Mall of America, Sunisa Lee, the Governor’s Inauguration, and MN State Fair. Our accredited Instructors have outstanding resumes such as performing for Minnesota Timberwolves/ Lynx Games with The First Avenue Breakers and 612 Crew, dancing for Super Bowl 52 halftime show, and so much more. Cypher Side has also been featured in music videos for artists such as Huab Vwj, Supryze, Chenning, Douachi Yang, PROF and much more!

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Lue Thao

Lue Thao, professionally known as “Finisher”, is a prominent figure in dance, excelling as an instructor, competitor, and performer. In 2017, he established Cypher Side through a collaborative effort with his peers at the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, marking a significant milestone in his career. In February 2021, he opened Cypher Side Dance School studio in the Twin Cities, providing a dedicated space for dance education and practice.

A native of Thailand, Lue's upbringing in the East Side Saint Paul has shaped his artistic journey. Lue's versatility in dance has been sought after in the music industry, featuring in music videos for diverse artists, including Huab Vwj (Nkaujhuab Zoo), Chenning Xiong, Supryze, Kevin Yang , PROF, and among many others. With a robust experience spanning 18 years, Lue's exceptional talent has earned him accolades in over 20 dance competitions nationwide.

Lue is currently a dance professor at Macalester College for their Urban Streets course. Lue's dynamic performances have graced live television, notably on Fox 9 and TPT . His repertoire extends to exhilarating halftime and quarter show performances for the Minnesota NBA Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx as a member of the First Avenue Breakers. His distinguished performances include high-profile events such as the halftime show for JustinTimberlake during Super Bowl 52, the I Love The 90s Tour MN alongside Vanilla Ice, and the Prince Tribute Concert with Tori Kelly, solidifying his status as a versatile and captivating performer. 


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