Alyssa Sha, former Elk River Dance Team member, is the new head coach of the group.
Sha, a 2007 ERHS graduate who has been an assistant coach, succeeds Katie Bruck, who coached one season after longtime coach Becky Burley resigned.
Sha works in child care through District 728, coaches elementary-aged dancers at Burley’s Showcase Dance Studio, and is an emergency medical technician.
She inherits a team with 24 letter-winners back after the ERDT slipped down the standings a ways last year.
•The ERDT has had one competition already, placing third among five in a NWSC jazz-funk meet Friday, Nov. 18, at Champlin Park. They’ll dance in their first big invitational today, at Apple Valley.