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

Weekend Preview – December 13th

Its time for a HUGE weekend statewide for dance teams and all their invitational glory. This weekend may be nice and warm – great for taking that road trip to watch your teams! It should be packed in the big marquee invitationals this weekend. Get there early and carpool, or you may be hoofing it from blocks away. This weekend is gonna be epic. I’m missing a ton of schedules though this week – so if you have one I don’t, send it in so the info can go out. Lets take a look at each meet:


Frazee Invitational: The weekend really begins tonight with Frazee hosting an evening event. The northern class A teams will be there with Crosby Ironton coming in to the section 4A mix for the first time this year. With their impressive scores it will be good to see how they go up against Frazee and Pelican Rapids, section rivals. Duluth Marshall will also be in the kick mix, and are yet to debut a jazz dance.


Eastview Invitational: The highlight of December for many teams is the HUGE Eastview Invitational. This all AA and AAA meet will go from 9am to 9pm. (seat cushion anyone?) AA will feature the debut of Cannon Falls against the first match of Totino Grace, Sartell, and Benilde St. Margarets. Other state level teams like Mound Westonka, South St. Paul, Simley, Rocori and the like will be in there too. AAA will be the first full meeting of the big names, with Eastview hosting Wayzata, Maple Grove, St. Cloud Tech, Faribault, Chaska, Lakeville South, and many more. Varsity AAA starts at 5:30pm.


Fridley Invitational: This meet will have a balance of A, AA, and AAA teams, with AA being mostly from Fridley’s section. Chisago Lakes and Austin will be highlights to catch here, while class A will feature Montevideo and BOLD in with the mix from section 2A. AAA feature names include Apple Valley and Anoka.


Albany Invitational: The Albany meet always draws and eclectic mix from statewide A and AA teams. Aitkin and Duluth Marshall will be ones to watch here, with an interesting mix of class A from sections 2, 3, and 4. Mayer Lutheran, GFW, New Ulm Cathedral, and Pelican Rapids will all be there just to name a few. AA will be a portion of section 4AA.


Lakeville North Invitational: AAA meet with no schedule at the time of posting.


Bemidji Invitational: Class A and AA northern regional meet. No schedule yet.


Waconia Invitational: A small A and AA regional meet. No schedule at time of posting.


Rochester Mayo Invitational: No schedule listed


Zumbrota Mazeppa Invitational: Should be section 1A teams mostly with a few debut performances in here. No schedule at time of posting.


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


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