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


New Parents 101: The Invitational Day

Going to your first dance team invitational can be rather intimidating as you are seeing this unique world for the first time.  Even experienced studio parents have a few new things to master when it comes time to spend your whole Saturday in the gym.  We’re going over a few of the things you’ll need ....

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New Parents 101: Scoresheet Basics Part 2

Now that you’ve gotten a chance to look at the basics of how the scoresheet is put together, there is a lot that goes into the administration and “tabbing” of that sheet to get a winner.  Lets take a look at more about the scoresheets: Rank Points: The points you read about on this site ....

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New Parents 101: Scoresheet Basics Part 1

We’re continuing our series on the basics of dance team and today we’re digging in to the mysteries and intricacies of the most important tool in dance team – the scoresheet.  This time we’re looking at the general layout, purpose, and functions of the all important document.   Keep in mind that this is how I, ....

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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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New Parents 101: What your coaches need from you

We’re kicking off our new parent series today talking about what you can do as a new (or returning) dance team parent to make this year the best yet!  This is strictly an opinion piece, a fun chance for me to share how it would be in my perfect world.  Of course, check in with ....

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