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


Sections Leaderboards – Class AA

It’s day 2 of our leaderboard update – class AA!


Class AA

Section 1AA: Cannon Falls has had no trouble making itself at home on top of the AA chart, with Holy Angels leading the way in jazz.  (*score correction made 1/2/14 to Austin’s jazz)  Should be fun to see what happens here with Benilde, Chaska, and Faribault moved out.

Academy of Holy Angels 78.1 Cannon Falls High School 84.2
South Saint Paul High School 75.2 Austin High School 81
Simley High School 73 Academy of Holy Angels 79.6
Kasson-Mantorville High School 63.6 Simley High School 76.8
Byron High School 62 South Saint Paul High School 72.2
Austin High School 59.2 Kasson-Mantorville High School 71.3
New Prague High School 59.2 Albert Lea High School 70
Albert Lea High School 56.4 Plainview-Elgin-Millville 62.2
St. Paul Highland Park 50.9 New Prague High School 62.2
Richfield High School 47.6 Winona High School 58.4
Plainview-Elgin-Millville 43.2 St. Paul Highland Park 52.9
Winona High School 33.4 Byron High School 45.6
Cannon Falls High School St. Paul Academy 44
Minneapolis Washburn Minneapolis Washburn
St. Paul Academy Richfield High School
Average Score: 58.48333 Average Score: 66.18462
Median Score: 59.2 Median Score: 70
Qualifier Score:   73 Qualifier Score:   79.6
Benilde-St. Margaret’s School 87.4 Totino-Grace High School 84.6
Totino-Grace High School 86 Benilde-St. Margaret’s School 82.8
Chisago Lakes Area High School 80.2 Fridley High School 76.4
Fridley High School 74.6 Chisago Lakes Area High School 66.4
Hill-Murray School 66.8 Duluth Denfeld High School 64
Hermantown High School 60.2 Becker High School 62
Duluth Denfeld High School 57.8 Zimmerman High Scho 60.2
Becker High School 54.2 Hill-Murray School 58.2
Zimmerman High Scho 51.6 Monticello High School 57.6
North Branch High School 50.6 Hermantown High School 54
Monticello High School 49 North Branch High School 51
Pine City High School 41 Park Center High School 44.8
Park Center High School 38.8 Big Lake High School 33.6
Big Lake High School 32.8 Pine City High School
Average Score: 59.35714 Average Score: 61.2
Median Score: 56 Median Score: 60.2
Qualifier Score:   80.2 Qualifier Score:   76.4

Section 2AA: This group will be a shootout between North Suburban Conference rivals Totino Grace and Benilde.  TG isn’t going to take this season lightly and Benilde has stepped it up in both kick and jazz.  Chisago Lakes and Fridley might be having it out for 3rd in jazz this year since there won’t be room for both at state.


Section 3AA:

Holy Family Catholic High School 77.3 Mound Westonka High School 75.2
Mound Westonka High School 75.4 Marshall High School 72
Marshall High School 73.1 Hutchinson High School 71.4
Waconia High School 67.3 Belle Plaine High School 71.2
Orono High School 61.6 Holy Family Catholic High School 70.7
Hutchinson High School 58.6 Orono High School 70.6
Delano High School 54.6 Waconia High School 65.6
Belle Plaine High School 53 Delano High School 62.2
Willmar High School 49.6 Willmar High School 60.6
New Ulm High School 38.1 Glencoe-Silver Lake High School 54.2
Jordan High School 24 Litchfield High School 51.4
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School New Ulm High School 46
Litchfield High School Jordan High School 21
Average Score: 57.50909 Average Score: 60.93077
Median Score: 58.6 Median Score: 65.6
Qualifier Score: 73.1 Qualifier Score: 71.4

The “western” section is always a mess this time of year, with 5 teams within 2 points of each other.  Every time I try to see a potential leader here I’m wrong, so let the flip-flop begin!  I have a feeling sections will be down to one rank point (or less!) between each top placer.


Section 4AA:

Sartell-Saint Stephen 79.4 Sartell-Saint Stephen 87
Rocori High School 76.4 St. Cloud Cathedral High School 80.1
St. Cloud Cathedral High School 76.1 Sauk Rapids-Rice High School 79
Sauk Rapids-Rice High School 74.3 Rocori High School 75.8
Pequot Lakes High School 64.2 St. Cloud Apollo High School 68.8
St. Cloud Apollo High School 62.8 Pequot Lakes High School 64.6
Detroit Lakes High School 55.4 Alexandria High School 63.2
Alexandria High School 53.3 Albany High School 61.6
Fergus Falls/Underwood 50 Melrose Area High School 56.6
Melrose Area High School 42.8 Fergus Falls/Underwood 54.2
Albany High School 42.4 Detroit Lakes High School 52.4
New London-Spicer High School 36.8 Annandale High School 46.6
Annandale High School New London-Spicer High School 46.4
Average Score: 59.49167 Average Score: 64.33077
Median Score: 59.1 Median Score: 63.2
Qualifier Score: 76.1 Qualifier Score: 79

The northern powerhouse teams will be tuning up their moves in an effort to make a big presence at state this year.  Sauk Rapids, Rocori, and St. Cloud Cathedral are all tight in both styles, and I don’t think this leaderboard will stay static for long.  Those 80s will start coming out more often for this group come January.


Tomorrow:  AAA Leaderboards

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