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

First January Invitational Results

Minnesota River Conference Meet 1/12/12
Varsity Jazz
1. Mayer Lutheran (Rank 3)
2. Belle Plaine (Rank 7)
3. Central NYA (Rank 8)
4. Jordan (Rank 12)
Varsity Kick
1. Belle Plaine (Rank 4)
2. Mayer Lutheran (Rank 5)
3. NYA Central (Rank 9)
4. Jordan (Rank 12)
JV Jazz
1. Belle Plaine (Rank 3)
2. NYA Central (Rank 7)
3. Mayer Lutheran (Rank 8)

Sauk Rapids Area Invitational – Tuesday, January 10th 2012
AA Varsity Kick

2-St.Cloud Cathedral
3-Sauk Rapids
4-Pequot Lakes
6-St.Cloud Apollo

AA Varsity Jazz

1-St.Cloud Cathedral
3-Sauk Rapids
4-Pequot Lakes
6-St.Cloud Apollo

Mississippi 8 Conference Kick Meet – 1/9/12
1.)    St. Cloud Cathedral  (3)
2.)    Rogers  (6)

North Suburban Conference Championship – 1/7/12
Overall Conference Jazz Champ: SLP
Overall Conference Kick Champ: TG

Varsity Jazz
1.  Spring Lake Park
2. Benilde St. Margarets
3.  Irondale
4.  Totino Grace
5.  Fridley
6.  North Branch
7.  Chisago Lakes
8.  St. Francis
9.  Robbinsdale Cooper
10.  Columbia Heights

Varsity  Kick
1.  Totino Grace
2.  Benilde St. Margarets
3. Spring Lake Park
4.  Irondale
5.  Fridley
6.  North Branch
7.  St. Francis
8. Chisago Lakes
9.  Robbinsdale Cooper
10. Columbia Heights

JV Jazz
1.  Benilde St. Margarets
2.  Totino Grace
3.  Spring Lake Park
4.  Irondale
5.  Fridley Black
6.  St Francis
7.  Fridley Gold
8.  Chisago Lakes
9.  North Branch
10.  Robbinsdale Cooper

JV Kick
1.  Totino Grace
2.  Irondale
3.  Fridley
4.  Chisago  Lakes

Henry Sibley Invitational –

AAA Varsity Kick:
1. Chanhassen (5)
2. Rosemount (9)
3. Rochester Mayo (9) lost tie breaker
4. Henry Sibley (12.5)
5. Roseville (15.5)
6. Cretin Derham Hall (16.5)
7. Forest Lake (18)
8. Park (24)
9. Minneapolis Southwest (28)
10. Woodbury (29)
AAA Varsity JAZZ:
1. Chanhassen (3)
2. Henry Sibley (7)
3. Forest Lake (9)
4. Rosemount (13)
5. Cretin Derham Hall (15)
6. Woodbury (18)
7. Rochester Mayo (21)
8. Park (24)
9. Roseville (27.5)
10. Minneapolis Southwest (28)
AAA JV Jazz:
1. Henry Sibley JV (3)
2. Chanhassen JV (7)
3. Forest Lake JV (9)
4. Cretin Derham Hall JV (13)
5. Rochester Mayo JV (14)
6. Rosemount JV (18)
7. Roseville JV (21)
8. Minneapolis Soutwest JV (24)
Alexandria Invitational:
Class A Varsity Kick:
1. Cannon Falls
2. Lac Qui Parle Valley
3. Bagley
A JV Kick:
1. Aitkin
2. Cannon Falls
3. Pierz
A Varsity Jazz:
1. Aitkin
2. Cannon Falls
3. Mayer Lutheran
4. Frazee
5. Pelican Rapids
A JV Jazz:
1. Cannon Falls
2. Aitkin
AA Varsity Kick:
2-Sauk Rapids
4-Pequot Lakes
9-Detroit Lakes
AA Varsity Jazz
1-Sartell (won tie-breaker)
2-Sauk Rapids
3-Detroit Lakes
6-Pequot Lakes
Winona Invitational:
JV Jazz   
1. Winona  (5)
2. St. Charles  (5.5)
A Jazz
1. Zumbrota Mazeppa (4)
2. St. Charles (5)
AA Jazz
1. Winona  (3)
JV Kick
1. Winona (4)
2. Lake City (5)
3. St. Charles (8)
A Kick
1. Lake City (3)
2. Zumbrota Mazeppa (7.5)
3. St. Charles (9)
4. Dover Eyota (12.5)
AA Kick
1.  Winona  (3)
RCW Invitational
JV Jazz
1. YME
2. RCW A
3. RCW B
Varsity Jazz
1. YME
2. RCW
3. TMB
 JV Kick
1. YME
2. TMB
Varsity Kick
1. YME
2. RCW
3. TMB


  1. Anonymous says:

    Did Aitkin compete their kick at Alexandria?

  2. Anonymous says:

    No they did not compete in kick.

  3. Coach Erin says:

    They did not compete, they were originally schedule to do so – but my 3rd hand information says that they had some girls who did not return on time from the Outback bowl. I'd still consider that information unconfirmed. You can bet they watched the kick division since Cannon Falls was there 🙂

  4. Anonymous says:

    Do you know how close it was between cannon falls and lqp for kick?

  5. Anonymous says:

    There is a mistake in the placings for jv kick at Alexandria. Aitkin took 1st and Cannon took second. The info is correct why they did not compete in varsity kick. Also it was their first competiton in jazz so did pretty good.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am not sure how close they were. I didn't stay for awards so I don't know rank between the two. but I think that state is completely up for grabs in class A. I think Cannon and LQPV-DB are very close to the same level this season. THey both have things they need to work out and what one lacks the other has. It will be interesting to see YME and Aitkin and see where those 2 come into play.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Do you have results yet for northwest suburban conference meet??

  8. Anonymous says:

    LQPV and YME are once again, going to be in a tight race all season. LQPV did come ahead of them yesterday–but I am just going to guess and say it had to have been VERY close! Cannon, YME, and LQPV DID have mistakes in their dances yesterday (as it is still early in the season) but, it is going to be a tight race for A hk once again. I have not seen Aitken and will not until State…so I will sit anxious until then.

    Cannon falls once again is bringing their A came to the plate! They have their “state winning kicks” with them again this year. They are a very talented team with a dance that is very fun to watch! Good job girls!

    Jazz- YME's jazz is AMAZING!. Breathtaking, beautiful, very controlled, very fun to watch! ..they sure have been working hard. They took 1st yesterday…I declared them the clean cut winners before so. I am anxious to see them against Aitken and DM! I am absolutely amazed in YMEs jazz. Hope it goes far!!!

    Lqpv-DB was a HUGE surprise to me yesterday–they recieved third in Jazz..and clearly deserved it! They have improved SO MUCH after only one year of doing jazz—I was in shock! WAY TO GO GIRLS!

    Those are just my A thoughts! 🙂

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