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


Vintage Video – Eastview Jazz 2005

Eastview’s classic version of “Hotel California” at State 2005.  They tied for 3rd place that year (when you could still do that!) and left us with a memorable dance.  I can’t recall if the competition was tough that year or if this dance was a little underrated, but I think this one was a little overlooked.  This was the first time I had seen a version of this song for MN dance teams, and I liked their attempts to play with different versions.  Now this song is often repeated.  The skirts on those costumes were also a fun touch not often used, but I wonder if they were tough to work with, there are moments where they look like they could have gotten in the way.   

While this dance now seems a little long and the level of “clean” isn’t remotely up to today’s standards – the creativity of visuals still stands out.  With 17 in formation, they used a nice transitional pattern throughout that compliments the opening music especially.  This is just an enjoyable dance more than anything else, a classic for its re-watch-ability! 

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