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A Chat With University of Minnesota Dance Team Coach Amanda Gaines – LDCPS4E17

Amanda Gaines is the coach of the 19x UDA National Champion and 3x World Champion University of Minnesota Dance Team. Growing up training and competing in all styles at her studio and high school dance team in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Amanda went on to attend the University of Minnesota, where she was a captain and choreographer of the dance team her senior year. After graduating, she jumped right into coaching, and continued choreography with high school, colleges and all star programs around the country. She’s taught camps, clinics, master classes and judged all over the world, and is excited to share her passion for dance!

This podcast episode also contains a HUGE announcement:  Melanie’s team she’s coaching in Kansas City, the Rockhurst University Spirit Squad, will be launching a new competition team!  Check out the many perks of being on both the game day and competition team:  available scholarships, uniforms, practice wear and gear, Nike shoes, access to athletic facilities and trainers!  Additional perks for the competition team:  additional scholarships available AND competition expenses PAID!  More info can be found at this link

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