About Coach Erin

Erin is a 16 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

Behind the Scenes – Twin Cities Project 52 Studio

Updated with correct photos

Recently I got a chance to take a peek at a brand new studio and rental facility in Bloomington, called Twin Cities Project 52.  If you haven’t heard about what’s going on over there, be sure to check them out at www.tcp52.com or www.facebook.com/tcp52 They have a great “dance team friendly” class schedule with options for monthly classes or drop in, pay-as-you-go options which are $13 a class.  They offer everything from ballet to boot camp, to adult and gymnastics classes.  Take a look at some of my shots of the studio – it’s HUGE.  There is plenty of space to work with. 

TCP52 also has the advantage of a convenient location right behind Southtown shopping area in Bloomington – right off 494 and 35W.  It’s easy in and out and close to the action.  Even though we just started out 2012-13 season of dance team, it’s not too early to start thinking about summer camps and clinics for your team next summer.  Project 52 is already scheduling custom camps to suit your needs, from 1 to even 10 days.  Out of town teams could consider staying near the Mall of America and Waterpark of America if you wanted something else to do and make it a summer trip.  Don’t forget the holiday break is also coming up and might be a good time to take a team trip to a studio space for some brushing up or a change of pace.  This is a great way to keep things fresh and break practices fun. 

wood floor studio with mirrors

Project 52 is also a rental space for rehearsals or private coaching.  With 2 large section meets happening in Bloomington annually – if you’re planning to stay in the area that night or even the morning of sections, think about renting a mirrored room with hardwood floor for a final practice.  Spaces rent anywhere from $25-45 an hour, an affordable option over renting a gym or hotel conference area. 

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Remember to keep exploring new options and instructors and you can grow your team and personal dance skills to the next level!  I’ll be sure to share any camp, clinic, or master class info as it comes in.  For now, take a look at the monthly class schedule found here: http://www.tcp52.com/schedule/dance/

front desk area of TCP52

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