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


Post State 2016 News and Notes

I think I could sleep for a week after this one.  Way to bring the high energy teams!  I can’t keep up with you!   I hope everyone enjoyed their state tournament as much as we did covering the event for MNHSDanceTeam.com  There were a lot of “I remember why I love state” moments and new all-time favorite routines were performed to perfection.  Thanks to all for a great year.


State Tournament DVD/BluRay:  I’ve gotten a TON of questions about the new options for state disks.  First off, order online.  It’s MUCH easier than mailing in the confusing orderform.  Save yourself some cash and use a credit card.  If you like to binge watch the whole event order a “bundle” disk with more than one class/event on there.  Other options are one class/style per disk if that’s more your thing.  If you are like me and wanna know you’re not going to be disappointed in lack-luster quality – check out this preview clip which I’m told is still not as good as the finished product will be.  It’s by FAR the best clarity and graphics we’ve had.  This AND track markers at the beginning of each dance?  Finally.  Sign me up.


State Program History of Dance Team:  If you picked up a state program this year, you saw the article I was commissioned to write for the league a year ago to celebrate the centennial of the MSHSL.  There was at least one error when formatting was changed….Montevideo is missing a championship in 1992 on there and should be listed as 4 consecutive state championships instead of 3.  That date got cut off my original list!  Sorry Monte fans – I didn’t forget you.


For fun: State brings back a TON of memories for those of us who’ve been watching and participating for a decade or more.  The longer you’re “out of it” the more it seems to change.  If you were a dance team girl from the 90s, either as a coach or dancer, you have got to read this fun article put together by a former St. Cloud Tech dancer/former judge/former coach Andrea Doom.  So many memories to smile about here!  15 things only Minnesota Dance Team members from the 1990s will understand


Stay tuned for our photo library from state and some score analysis for the year.

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