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


Weekend Preview – November Debut Weekend

Weekend preview is back with the first edition of 2019-20 season. I didn’t even think it was really time for that, but decided hey – it’s always a good time to talk about dance team. Now there’s really only one true “competition” this weekend to talk about, but many of you will be getting out there for officiated shows and have early week conference events coming up next week so there’s plenty to see and do across the state. For me, I’m keeping a low profile this year and will be watching much more than coaching this season. First time in 16 years that I’ve been taking some time “off”. Very strange feeling, but I’m excited to see what everyone will be up to on the dance floor. I’ll personally be checking out my neighborhood show in Spring Lake Park this weekend, see you there!

Brainerd Mini-Meet: The Kixsters start things off tonight with a solid line up of 4AAA teams. Sauk Rapids, Anoka, Moorhead, Duluth East, and Bemidji will be making the trip. The jazz division will be the one to watch to see who’s looking strong this early.

Delano Invitational: The Tigers host St. Cloud Tech in their AA debut, with strong challenges from Mound Westonka, Crosby Ironton, ACGC, Hutchinson, and 7 other teams from mixed classes. Waconia will also be making a debut in the AAA class, seems like just yesterday they were winning class A titles.

Shows: Other Saturday action includes shows at Sartell, Wabasha Kellogg, Cannon Falls, and Spring Lake Park among others. The Sartell show is traditionally full of big names, but I thought the SLP lineup looked interesting as well for our metro fans.

Conference events: Next week we see contests from Mississippi 8, Metro East, Lake Conference, and Northwest Suburban. Lake conference jazz is certainly going to be intense as Edina and Wayzata take on the incredibly strong field. Early results there can set the tone for the whole year. NWSC will be at Maple Grove where the hosts will take on Totino Grace, Anoka, Spring Lake Park, Centennial, and 9 of the best north metro teams. Metro East is a great place to catch up on Simley and South St. Paul’s classic rivalry. Miss 8 will have a different look this year with St. Francis and Chisago Lakes looking to start their seasons strong.

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