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


News and Notes: March 2020

Well it’s been nearly a month since our State 2020 wrapped up at Target Center. It was certainly one to remember with some amazing performances and yet another year of some of the best dancing in the country. Did you see John Millea’s (@MSHSLJohn) mention of us during the state boys hockey tournament? We have one of the most raucous and exciting tournaments to see….. and I couldn’t agree more! Now that it’s March, we’ve got some upcoming events and news to talk about.


All-State: The MADT’s celebration weekend kicks off tonight with the coaches banquet, followed by All-State day tomorrow. The All-State show will be held at Eastview High School (Apple Valley) and starts at 6:30pm sharp. The gym should be full so plan to arrive a bit early. (Doors at 5:30). Cost is $5 and goes to our scholarship program. I’m the choreographer for AAA kick this year and we’ll have 54 athletes out there! Should be pretty amazing to see all the best of the best in one place. Don’t miss it!


Officials Requests Now Open: If you plan on hosting a competitive event at your school next year, you can now request your officials thru JAM. It’s always a crunch to get enough judges for big weekends, so plan ahead. JAM tells me the following dates are already full: Saturdays 12/5/2020, 12/19/2020, 1/9/2021, 1/16/2021, and 1/23/2021. So hop to it.


Tryout Season: Spring is also the time we get back to square one and hold spring auditions. Clinics, cross-training events, and even summer camp planning are underway. Keep in mind there are no-contact rules and various restrictions to consider, be sure to check with your schools AD if you have questions about off-season contact. Dancers can always take on new classes and training opportunities away from dance team. Summer classes will be filling fast in your area, don’t wait to look into open spots. Now is a good time to plan.


Happy spring! See you at All-State 2020!

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