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

Guest Series: Meredith Butulis

We wish all of the teams from our communities good luck as they prepare for state this week!
Here are a few tips to stay at the top of your game!
1. Focus on your performance qualities this week, while minimizing your emphasis on general conditioning.

2. Fatigue is the number one factor associated with dance injury. Make sure you are getting adequate sleep each night. For a teen dancer

research shows that this should be 7-10 hours/night.


3. Hydration is key! Here are some tips for practices over 1 hour. A simple way to stay hydrated is consuming 4 oz of a sports drink/hour of practice. Also try to consume 2 cups of water 2 hours before practice, and another cup of water 1 hour before practice.


4. Taking a break between run throughs supports how the body is made to work and recover. For example, run the routine 1-2 times. If that takes you 6 minutes, then take 6-12 minutes to recover before repeating. A quick way to recover is by walking a few laps slowly around the gym.



View the article online at : http://osrptdance.blogspot.com/2013/02/good-luck-at-state.html

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