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


1st Weekend of Dance Season Keeps Dancers and Coaches Busy

Here we are in week 2 of the season and we just wrapped up a very busy first week all across the state.  Teams are being picked, dances being learned, new team gear is being ordered and we’re really feeling like its time for winter dance team to get underway.  This past weekend really got ....

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Winter Season Is Here! Fuel Those Bodies!

It’s back to dance day! Winter season is here! I can’t believe the wait is over, I feel like the ink is still drying on the record books from state, and yet here we are again. Today is all about starting off on the right foot and so we’re talking about fueling those bodies and ....

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Interview: A Dancer’s Mental Health

This time of year can be the most exciting and full of promise, and then on the flip side it is full of anxiety and often disappointment for dancers looking to make that varsity routine.  Maybe you won’t make that team, or last year’s experience was one you’d rather forget.  There are things you can ....

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New Parents 101: Sage Advice From Parents

When I coached at Cannon Falls I had the privilege to work with a family who had 4 daughters who all danced for the team at some point.  I couldn’t think of a better person to talk to for some advice for new parents than their mom, Beth Jensen.   Erin:  Tell me (because I really ....

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Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Corrected 10/10 (oops!  get your weekends right Erin…) So many due dates are coming up!  Just some reminders: Miss Dance Team Minnesota: Registrations Due Oct 12 (postmarked) Competition Date: Sunday October 28th MADT Early Bird Registration:  Last day to get a discount, October 17th (postmarked) Membership Meeting: Saturday October 27th MADT Student and Coaches Leadership ....

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