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


State Field is Set!

Sections 2016 are in the books and boy did a lot of amazing teams make it to the big dance this weekend at the Target Center.  Congratulations to all of our winners, but also to our teams who put in their final performances at sections this year.  You really amaze me with your talent and heart.  Now that the best week of the year is here – it’s time to get excited!  (as if we weren’t already…..)


State Order of Performance:  The final order of performance is posted on the State Tournament 2016 page.  If you haven’t made your plans and printed your food coupon yet….get on over and check it out.  I’ll be adding more information as we go, so check back often.


State DVDs and Clothing:  If you haven’t checked out the post on state gear – we’ve got an exclusive preview of the designs and prices for this year, so take a peak and get your plans made.  State DVDs this year are also something I’ve been able to help move forward with the crew over at GrandStadium and High School Activities Hub taking an interest in my yearly complaints – and we will now have some different package options with more on one disk than before, and the all important HD coverage is here!  Finally!  I’ve asked for some clarity on the somewhat confusing order form(s) – so I’ll be sure to do an update on how that’s going to work soon.  For now, I’d say we are thinking we’ll finally have something worth buying — including an upgraded live stream that will be high quality HD.  Stay tuned for updates.


New Video – Alliance Dance Network:  The ADN that does video updates and meet coverage for me has a new video if you haven’t checked it out – this one features Wisconsin dance team from DC Everest High School.  Check out the YouTube video in the link.  Stay tuned next season for more videos covering Minnesota dance and providing multimedia for us here at MNHSDanceTeam.com


Sections Results:  The sections tournament scores are all updated and the composite grid gives us a look at how things shook out and how the pre-state standings might look.  Lets recognize the “hardest” sections to qualify from based on highest average points required to get that “Q”…..


Class A: Section 3

Class AA: Section 4

Class AAA: Section 2



Class A: Section 2

Class AA: Section 4

Class AAA: Section 2



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