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


Interview: A Dancer’s Mental Health

This time of year can be the most exciting and full of promise, and then on the flip side it is full of anxiety and often disappointment for dancers looking to make that varsity routine.  Maybe you won’t make that team, or last year’s experience was one you’d rather forget.  There are things you can ....

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New Parents 101: Sage Advice From Parents

When I coached at Cannon Falls I had the privilege to work with a family who had 4 daughters who all danced for the team at some point.  I couldn’t think of a better person to talk to for some advice for new parents than their mom, Beth Jensen.   Erin:  Tell me (because I really ....

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Interview: Judges Association of Minnesota

The Judges Association of Minnesota (JAM) is beginning its 14th year of officiating dance team for Minnesota high school teams and I got a chance to catch up with the ladies of the Core Group to see what’s new in their organization this year.  The combined experience and backgrounds in that room were quite impressive ....

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Interview: Satin Stitches Talks New Costume Trends

Today we’re going behind the scenes at Satin Stitches, Minnesota’s custom costume home.  Talk about sparkle overload – if you ever get a chance to stop in the Coon Rapids showroom, you’ll be amazed by the sheer number of sample costume creations they’ve done in recent months.  Satin Stitches regularly has booths at popular competitions ....

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Spring Tryouts Season is Here!

Spring is here (hello 70s!) and we’re already ramping up the spring tryout season for dance teams across the state.  This can be a high anxiety time for dancers who want to make that step up to varsity, new girls who’ve never had the chance to join before, and for coaches who need to make ....

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