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


It’s Here! Winter Season Begins All Around Minnesota

Today is the day all across Minnesota!  Dancers are bringing their winter practice gear with them to school today and many teams will be starting their winter season tryouts or digging into new dances all afternoon.  MN HS Dance Team Online has been busy getting ready for the season to start and we have a helpful article to share from Dance Teacher Magazine about a hot topic this time of year – dealing with disgruntled parents who are unhappy with their dancer’s placement on a team/line.  For teams that have winter season tryouts this week it can be a stressful time for dancers hoping to get that top spot and for coaches who have to break some bad news to the few that don’t get it.  Dance Teacher has some tactful and professional recommendations for dealing with the tough issues. 

Check out the article here: Dance Teacher Magazine

In other news, the MADT has opened its website for invitational registrations.  Don’t forget to sign up for your planned events early to ensure you get in!  MADT only lists member events, for a complete listing – be sure to check out our COMPETITIONS and RESOURCES pages for links to teams websites and what day’s they’re hosting competitive events. 

For dancers – If you were packing your bag for winter dance and discovered that those beloved jazz Shoes have a hole in them – now is the time to order some new ones!  Lucky for you – MN HS Dance Team Online now has a teacher account at Discount Dance Supply!  There is a recommended gear list there if you need suggestions, and be sure to use our teacher code for a 10% discount on your order!  It’s a one time use coupon, so stock up while you can.  Use teacher code: TP48303 online during checkout. 

Best of luck to all teams! Look for MN HS Dance Team Online at upcoming competitions! 

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