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


New Ulm Cathedral Coach Loses Her Job Over Living Situation

Sad news today for a great coach and a leader in the dance team community as Missy Marti faces a non-renewal of her contract at New Ulm Cathedral High School. Missy has coached at Cathedral for 15 years and has a storied history there as coach for the Sonics. Having coached against Missy’s teams for the last 10 years, I have nothing but the utmost respect for her integrity and class.

Personally, this kind of thing is really hard to swallow. Great coaches as well respected and as credible as Missy are not easy to find, especially in rural Minnesota. While Missy can surely find a position anywhere – these kinds of petty firings hurt teams and destroy fragile team culture. Teams with frequent or major coaching changes like this tend to decline or even fold altogether down the road, which hurts the sport of dance team as well as the current team and coaches. Hopefully, the amazing girls on the Sonics team can make their future a bright one – and that public support can bolster the team and a great coach in Missy. Check out the WCCO news story on the issues:

New Ulm Dance Coach Loses Job Over Living With Fiance

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