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

Mid-Summer Updates

Happy Summer Dance Teamers!  I hope you’re hard at work in clinics and camps, getting those new rookies up to speed and bringing your group together for fall and winter seasons.  There’s always a little bit going on behind the scenes even in the heat of the summer, and MNHS DT Online is here to keep you in touch.  Check out what’s going on!

Summer Training Events: Wow Factor Sports is putting on a 2 day camp at Eagan July 10th and 11th – you can still register this week on their website at www.wowfactorsportsinc.com  Just For Kix camp is a popular stop in Brainerd for teams, and MADT members will have some regional meetings held to have informal discussion (but I don’t have any details to share on that one yet)  TCP52 has a dance team camp going on this week at their Bloomington studio, and has drop in classes galore all July and August.  Don’t forget to think about adding tumbling, ballet, modern, and non-dance team styles to expand and develop your overall dance ability!  Get a break from everything being 152 beats a minute and get in a studio session. 

Coaching Positions:  Oh boy do we have a TON of open positions this year.  Schools small and large, varsity, JV, and fall.  If you think you might like to take on this demanding and rewarding task – get on it!  Teams are ready to get their leadership figured out and everyone from the smallest JV to the judges associations need your help.  There really is something for everyone out there and our sport won’t continue to grow without the support of the adults.  Check out postings on www.madtcoaches.org, www.mshsl.org, or www.jamdanceteams.org (judges info). 

League News:  Looks like the section assignments continue to shift and update slightly (they always do) so keep an eye on that.  There is also a full table of  section locations that appears to be updated.  (see below).  Do you notice what I do?? Looks like there will be an awesome “super section” meet at Bloomington Kennedy this year.  2 alternating side sections in the AM and one in the PM is my guess.  I have no details about this really going forward (even if I coach a team in that section) but I sure am excited to see that get underway!  Neutral site sections are the thing of the future for all league sports, and its nice to see dance team start moving in that direction.  If you’re wondering where you’ll be on February 8th, I think you have a great option now! 

Section Tournaments
(B indicates a Bracket is available)





1A Feb. 8, 2014 Dover-Eyota HS
Eyota, MN
2A Feb. 8, 2014 Bloomington Kennedy  
3A Feb 8, 2014 Montevideo HS  
4A Feb. 8, 2014 Aitkin High School  
1AA February 8,2014 Austin  
2AA Feb 1, 2014 Chisago Lakes  
3AA Feb 1, 2014 Waconia High School  
4AA Sat – Feb 1, 2014 12 pm – Sauk Rapids  
1AAA February 8, 2014 Bloomington Kennedy High School  
2AAA 2014

Feb 1

Wayzata High School  
3AAA Feb 8, 2014 Bloomington Kennedy H.S.  
4AAA February 1, 2014

Upcoming MNHSDT Coverage:  We’ll be talking shop and looking at the new facility of The Line Up after the 4th of July and look for some updates on fall season start dates, new interviews, coverage on new coaches joining our ranks for next year, and all the usual updates heading into winter season.  (I know, don’t say that!) Keep an eye out August 1st for the website to be updated with next year’s schedules, links, new content and function to keep us moving into the 13-14 season.

Just For Kix
Charmed Runnin
The Line Up
Satin Stitches
Dirty Dog Productions


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