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

We’re Two!

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Gotta have sprinkles!

Happy Birthday to …..well……us!


That’s right, Minnesota High School Dance Team Online is now a big, bad two years old and you’re a part of making that possible!  A big thank you today to our readers and sponsors, I am so blessed to be able to share my love for this sport with you for 2 years now.  What started as a side article for the MSHSL turned into a whole world of dance team chat, scores, news, and a place to call our own, run by the people who care, for the people who care.  Big business newspapers need not apply.


A special thanks to those who have been there in my many hours of need, and taken a chance on a microbiologist dance coach turned journalist –  especially Matt Wallace, Carrie Pommier, Karen Barthol, Mark Henderson, Brian Kruesi, Connie Kotke, John Millea, Laura Berg Olson, Elysia Kotke, and countless others who have given me a “hey, love the website” to brighten my day and move ahead, even when change can be a scary thing for this sport.  Thanks again to my sponsors, you have been a joy to work with and this would not be possible without your support.  You’ve taken a chance on a big idea and opened your doors to me and the readers with open arms.  I cannot thank you enough.


I am so excited to roll out year number three – it’s going to be another amazing year for dance teams, fans, judges, and coaches to have a place for dance team to be celebrated in all its glory!  Keep tuning in and I’ll keep turning up.  See you for fall coverage before you know it!

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