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Tiffany Sandhurst  

Head Coach


The 2022-2023 Season will be Tiffany's fourth year as the Head Coach of the Trojan Dance Team.  Tiffany works full-time within District 721 as the Executive Assistant at Eagle View Elementary and she comes to New Prague Area Schools with a wide variety of knowledge and experience in the world of dance. She began studio training at the age of three and continued on with her passion of dancing on her high school team as well as dancing competitively through studio. She continued to train and study dance, pedagogy, and performance arts at the University of Minnesota, has taken classes at Broadway Dance Center in NYC, has attended numerous conventions and master classes dancing with professional choreographers, and has performed with various dance companies throughout the Twin Cities.


Tiffany has over 2 decades of teaching and coaching experience and has been an instructor and Hot Kix Director at Premiere Dance Academy for 21 years. During her many years teaching competitive dance she has won several awards including Dance Xtreme’s National Choreographer of the Year as well as a handful of National Titles. She was the Head Coach of the Bloomington Jefferson JJ's in 1999-2000. She founded the Prior Lake Dance Team in 2004 where she was the Head Coach for three years, and was the Varsity Assistant Coach for the Faribault Emeralds Dance Team from 2017-2019, placing 3rd at State AA High Kick both years.


Tiffany is a Nationally Accredited and Certified Coach through the National Federation of High School Coaches and she serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Association of Dance Teams.  She was awarded the Assistant Coach of the Year award from MADT in 2018.  In her inaugural year with New Prague,  the team was awarded MADT's Sportsmanship Award and this past year Tiffany was honored to receive MADT's 2022 Class AA Head Coach of the Year Award.   In 2021, NPDT made program history, placing 1st and being named Wright County Conference Kick Champions, and in 2022 NPDT set more records by placing 2nd in Jazz and 3rd in Kick at Sections - advancing the team to the State Tournament for the very first time!


Tiffany lives on Roberds Lake with her husband Jeffery, and they enjoy sharing time together on the lake boating and fishing, as well as spending time with family and friends. Tiffany's charisma is contagious and her positive outlook radiates through all of the athletes she is fortunate to work with. Tiffany is so thankful for the roads that lead her to coach for New Prague and can't wait for another incredible year with this team. 

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