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

Section Leaderboards: Mid-Season Edition

Well it’s time for my annual Christmas break deep dive into the standings and who’s getting what done on the scoresheet known as the Section Leaderboards. Every year I have to mention how our scores were never meant to be compared this way, and average points really mean very little in the grand scheme of ....

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Sections 2020 & 21 Released

Unless you checked out of dance team recently, you’ve been anxiously waiting for the new section assignments for the next two years.  And today, they’ve been announced!  Check out the MSHSL webpage for a complete listing.  Every two year cycle, the MSHSL makes adjustments and balances the sections that teams are assigned as their road ....

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Sections Preview: Week 2 of 2019

We’re in the final push to the state tournament with our last round of section tournaments this Saturday.  Doors open for state 2019 in only one week!  2019 has turned into a banner year for teams, scores coming out of early sections are the highest we’ve seen in a few years.  Just goes to show ....

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Sections Preview – 1st Weekend 2019

There is zero chance we can start the sections conversation without mentioning the historic closures of schools due to cold and snow this week.  Teams who have to “go first” with sections this weekend will certainly be feeling the upset in the schedule.  Thankfully, travel weather for the actual event day is going to be ....

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Sections Preview – Opening Weekend 2018

This year marks the 8th annual section preview, dating back even before there were public scores and a mnhsdanceteam.com website.  It amazes me sometimes what my love of fantasy drafting my state line-up each year turned into!  I must admit I don’t participate in any “draft” groups anymore – I usually have a leg up ....

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