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


June News and Notes

I already have more updates for you in the dance team world after a very busy week.  I thought summer “vacation” was still a thing, but I guess not!  First off, the Timberwolves Dancers wanted me to share their upcoming events with you and their tryout information.  This is a great opportunity for our recent graduates (over 18) and anyone wanting to check out the wolves program.  Under a new coaching staff from last year, the program is in great hands and is innovating all the time.  Especially if you have some hip-hop background  — you should check out their team.  Information on the clinics and tryout dates are found at the Timberwolves Dancers’ Website.  Prep classes are June 20th and July 12th this year, with auditions on Saturday July 18th.


Also in the news is just how many job postings we still need to fill for coaches and of course, judges.  If you know something has filled or needs applicants, there’s a facebook posting going on my page that you can let me know.  Here’s some updates I’ve been able to confirm:


Coaching Positions (confirmed open or very new postings):
Waconia Winter JV

Winona Winter JV

Hawley (United Clay Becker) Winter Varsity Head Coach

Hill Murray Winter Varsity Head Coach

Pierz Winter Head and Assistant Coaches

Spectrum (Elk River) Winter Head Coach

Southwest Christian (Chaska) Winter Head Coach

Irondale (New Brighton) Winter Head Coach

Shakopee Head and Assistant Fall Coach

Apple Valley Head and Assistant Fall Coaches

Highland Park (St. Paul) Head Fall Coach

Sauk Rapids Rice Assistant Fall Coaches

Shakopee JV Assistant Winter

Spring Lake Park Head JV Winter


Coaching Positions Posted (unconfirmed if they are still open – some of the postings are OLD!)

Armstrong Winter Varsity Assistant

Mounds View Winter Head Coach

Mayer Lutheran Winter Head Coach

St. Francis Lower Level Winter Coaches

Lakeville North Head and Assistant Fall

New Prague Head Fall Coach

Elk River Head and Assistant Fall Coach

Coon Rapids Head Fall Coach

St. Cloud Apollo Head Fall Coach

Prior Lake Assistant Fall Coaches

Burnsville Head Fall Coach

Lakeville South JV/B Jazz Winter Coach

Buffalo Varsity Winter Assistant

Bemidji Varsity Winter Assistant and JV Winter

Farmington JV Winter Coach

Hopkins Bjazz/JV Kick Winter Coach

Rogers Varsity Winter Assistant and JV Head

Eden Prairie JV Head and Assistant Winter

Concordia Academy Varsity Winter Assistant

Big Lake Varsity Winter Assistant

Elk River Winter Varsity Head Coach

St. Croix Lutheran Varsity Winter Assistant JV Head

Sauk Rapids Rice Winter Varsity Assistant

Richfield Varsity Winter Assistant

Wadena Varsity Winter Head Coach

Coon Rapids Winter JV Head Coach

Detroit Lakes Winter JV Coach

Sauk Center Varsity Head Coach (new team)

Monticello Winter Varsity Head Coach




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