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


Back to School Updates

Welcome back dancers!  School is officially underway (if you weren’t unfortunate enough to be back already) – and it’s back to the routines, homework, and fall dance opportunities.  Winter season starts in just 6 short weeks, so enjoy fall while it lasts.  Its going to be gone and we’ll be at holiday invitationals and kicking snow here before long.  But since its the first day for many of you, its a great time to start talking about eating a healthy lunch and fueling your body and mind for a long dance day.  A new start is a great time to change unhealthy habits and start off strong this year.  I’ve included a PDF link to the article you can download from our resident nutrition specialists  – EnlightenU Nutrition Counseling – or you can read it below.  Perhaps a good one to post on the fridge?  I love Val’s menu suggestions, so give those a try.


In other news, I’m sure other coaches out there are starting to feel the heat of a 6 week deadline coming up.  It’s not too late to get a new uniform drawn up, or start that music mix you need.  Check out Ryan’s mixing skills over at Floor Tracks (www.floortracks.net) if you are in need of some music edits for this year  — Ryan’s been working with gymnasts for years and is another option to check out if you’ve ended up at the back of the line for your mix or just want to try something new.  In the uniform department, I’m hearing from Satin Stitches that they are heating up big time to be ready for those first invite deliveries, so don’t wait if you’re interested in a custom piece for this year.  Meanwhile, The Line Up has a bunch of new catalog styles rolling out all summer – be sure to see the gorgeous new sublimation and sparkles going on over there.  Eye candy we can appreciate!


Have fun on that first day back!  Happy, healthy eating!

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