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 ....

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News: Dance Teams – Little Girls are Watching

Dance Teams: Little Girls are Watching News article written by a mom in Missouri about fall dance team performances and what they are saying to little girls who are watching.  Interesting thoughts on what we are as a sport vs. art and what we can and cannot do in a high school setting.  My jury ....

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Music Mondays – Like This, Try That: State 2011 Edition

Everybody has their favorite songs from each passing state tournament, and 2011 was no exception.  While there is nothing better than seeing a team master the art of picking a good song and matching it to a good dance at state – but it can quickly be ruined by watching it get reused over and ....

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Get Stretchy this fall!!

The best time to get your splits is always yesterday (unfortunately) but once you do – everything improves in your dancing when you have the flexibility to fill out those jumps and kicks. Building flexibility is an investment that requires time, technique, dedication, and overcoming fears to achieve. It’s something that seems easy unless you ....

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Music Mondays – Dirty Dog Productions Interview (pt.2)

Erin: Any favorite or memorable dance team projects you worked on? (and why)Mark: Cannon Falls has allowed me to do some pretty interesting mixes over the last few years. I did a Ke$ha mix last year for a camp routine for Hayfield what I liked a lot. Most of the teams will trust me to ....

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