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


Guest Series: First Competition for STMA

Part 2 of our guest series following the startup team from St. Michael Albertville High School.  Thanks to Andrea Doom, series author.   A first-year dance team heading to their first competition…what could be more exciting? The St. Michael-Albertville (STMA) Dance Team will participate in their first competitive event at Chisago Lakes (a AA state ....

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Guest Series: New Team, New Journey with STMA Dance Team

Join me as I follow a brand new MSHSL dance team through their first competitive season! Let me preface the following article by letting readers know that while the views presented are objective as possible, my “lens” is slightly (as one might say) “tinted”.  I have run a youth dance program in St. Michael for ....

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Summer Practice Kicks Off

So many teams around the state have gotten started on their summer training regimen as the summer heats up – isn’t it exciting to start with a new team, building for a new year?  A bunch of camp deadlines are coming up, so get on those registrations!  For those starting up here at home, building ....

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Guest Article – Meredith Talks Overstretching

With practices in full swing and our first meets of the year coming up this week – the use and misuse of those precious muscles starts coming up in conversations around the state.  Today we have another guest article by Meredith Butulis, who talks to us today about too much of a good thing –  ....

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Costume Trends – Part 2

Today we’re bringing you part 2 of our guest series on costume trends.  We’ll have 2 more articles on costuming and what’s going on this year on a weekly basis for July!  Keep checking back for more ideas and info.  Happy Summer!  (finally)   Silhouette, Inspiration & Theme Trends in Minnesota Dance Team Costumes & ....

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