"Getting to Know" Blakely Bays

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Lifelong dancer leads ETSU team

By Kaitlyn Dahle - East Tennessean

Blakely Bays has never known a life without dancing. At 21-years-old, she has been dancing for 17 years.

A junior here at ETSU majoring in communications studies with a minor in dance, Bays is originally from Piney Flats.Bays also never wanted to go to any other school but right here.

“My entire family has gone to ETSU,” she said. “Blue and gold runs through my veins.”

She also talks about something special that the dance team here at ETSU does.

“Our dance team not only entertains the crowd at basketball games,” Bays said, “we also do many hours of community service.

“Serving my hometown is very important to me, and I love that the ETSU athletic department stresses the importance of giving back.”

Bays doesn’t have just one accomplishment in dance. She was asked to be the team captain for this season, and last year, Bays was the recipient of the Spirit of the Program award.

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