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


January News and Notes

Hopefully everyone enjoyed a little downtime over the break and rested up for the busy January dance team season.  Things get back in action tonight with conference and invitational events thru Saturday night.  Tomorrow we’ll have our usual weekend preview, but there is so much going on we have a news update today as well.


MADT News:  Coaches should probably start thinking about the upcoming MADT all-state application process this week.  One of the best ways I’ve found to get quality videos for submission was to assign someone to video just the nominated dancer for each routine.  That way, the dancer stayed in frame and made the reviewer’s lives much easier.  Using my full team videos in the past tends to make it hard to find someone – especially in big kick sets.  More updates come from MADT board on each Monday during the season, member coaches should check those out and stay up to date with upcoming deadlines.


Timberwolves Dance Clinic:  The deadline to sign up for the Timberwolves Target Center clinic is TOMORROW, Friday January 5th.  The flyer to participate and sign up can be found at our link: 1718 Dance Clinic Flyer.  Younger dancers and middle school performers might especially enjoy getting a chance to perform on the big floor before their varsity dance team days.


Best of the Best Show:  Friday night at 7pm Williams Arena on the UofM campus will host the annual Best of the Best show.  This is one of the highlights of January with the best collegiate and high school teams taking the floor for a show.  If you’ve never seen the Gophers team perform live – you are missing out.  Parking and seating are limited – get there early.  I won’t have an order of performance for you until the night of the show, but the event is typically just 2 hours.


Cute gear alert: I’m really loving the great apparel teams are offering at invites this year, but I really love any time someone does something generic “dance team”.  I just have to snatch up one of these from Farmington’s online fundraiser for a dance mom fighting cancer.  If you’re not going to their invite this year – they offer shipping to you or your group.  If your upcoming event has apparel anyone might want – send me a link so we can share!  This makes me pumped to find out what this year’s state gear will be.  I’ll be digging that info up for you in just a few short weeks.


6 weeks until STATE 2018!

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