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


Summer News and Notes

It’s already “no-contact week” for summer sports – where did June go?  By now, tryouts are done and summer camps and training sessions are well underway.  This week, the MSHSL decrees as a no-contact of any kind blackout period for coaches and athletes.  In the era of dance-season-never-ends, I for one am glad of the mandatory break.  Enjoy some family time, some pool time, and a big o’l hamburger from the grill.  Minnesota summers sure go fast.  A couple of updates for you:


Summer Camp:  July is JFK camp time and many teams from across the state will be gathering in Brainerd for the fun.  If your team isn’t going or you want an individual challenge – be sure to look at the summer intensive options.  Late July and August dates for Brainerd and Medina locations.  No need to travel or go with a big team – there’s something for everyone to work on before fall season heats up.  Register online at JustForKix.com


Revised Scoresheets:  Yes, it’s true!  We have a freshly revised scoresheet for both kick and jazz this upcoming winter dance season.  I got a chance to be a part of the revision process and I can’t tell you enough what a positive and motivating experience that was.  We’ve really made some amazing updates that serves our dancers at all levels in all regions.  Coaches and officials will have several opportunities to get in person training on scoresheets.  Just for Kix camps, MADT and JAM fall meetings, and special regional meetings will go over the master training slide deck that will be the best way to get officials and coaches up to speed in exactly the same ways.  I’ll be adding my own comments here next week for the fans and dancers’ perspective – check back for that!  For now, download your own copy of the official documents.  There are 3 pages now – a “Kick” scoresheet, “Jazz” scoresheet, and a new document: Category and Criteria Definitions (CCD).  Take a look and do some comparison of new to old.

dt Rule Book – Score Sheet – HK – 2017-19

dt Rule Book – Score Sheet – J – 2017-19

dt Rule Book – Category and Criteria Definitions – 2017-19


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