About Coach Erin

Erin is a 17 year veteran dance team coach in Minnesota. A 3 time MADT coach of the year (2009, 2010, 2014) and winner of 2 state championships in high kick with the Cannon Falls Bomber Dance Team. In high school Erin danced for Winona and Apple Valley high schools. Erin is a nationally known blogger, writing for the Radio City Rockettes and a Hollywood movie among other projects. Erin also teaches on a freelance contractor basis for many MN high school teams and can be contacted for date/time availability at mnhsdanceteam@gmail.com


1st Weekend of Dance Season Keeps Dancers and Coaches Busy

Here we are in week 2 of the season and we just wrapped up a very busy first week all across the state.  Teams are being picked, dances being learned, new team gear is being ordered and we’re really feeling like its time for winter dance team to get underway.  This past weekend really got us started off in style as the MADT fall convention and meeting as well as the Miss Dance Team Minnesota competition that all happened at Eastview High School in Apple Valley.  Once we get some photos and result from Miss DT we’ll be sure to post them, but for now, here’s what MADT had to say about their student convention:

Over the weekend, the Minnesota Association of Dance Teams hosted the annual Fall Convention at Eastview High School. This year’s event featured a leadership speaker, Craig Hillier, and 14 different sessions of dance classes designed to help the nearly 200 student athletes advance and hone their skills for the upcoming season.
First year coaches were welcomed for a special conference with veteran coaches, a great opportunity to get to know someone they might need advise, help or have questions during the season.
The Fall General Membership meeting was attended by more than 100 coaches representing 50 different schools throughout the state. After lunch, MADT hosted a new score sheet training session for coaches that included officials from DX and JAM, the two officials associations in MN. The session offered coaches an opportunity to talk directly with officials about all aspects of the score sheet for the kick and jazz divisions. Participants were tasked to find what teams are doing right and how teams can utilize the score sheet to its fullest potential for more successful outcomes. The event was a fun, informative event for officials, coaches and dancers, too.
 Keep on Dancin!  Competitions will be up and running soon – if you have schedules or results to share, send them in to mnhsdanceteam@gmail.com  We are always looking for order of performances, start times, ect.  So if you have information about upcoming competitions – send it in so it can be posted for attendees! 

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