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Mass comm major Brittney Champion views the dance team as one big family

Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 23:11

Originally from Clyde, N.C., 20-year-old Brittney Champion has been dancing since she was 4 years old.

“I started dancing at Angie’s Dance Academy. I danced for the studio of 14 years competing and teaching, and once I graduated from high school, I tried out and made the ETSU Dance Team,” Champion said. “This is my third year on the team, so I have danced for 17 years total.”

Champion is a junior here at ETSU and what she is studying is quite a mouth full.

“I’m majoring mass communications with a concentration in public relations and advertising with a minor in marketing,” Champion said.

It is obvious she knows exactly what she wants in her academics as well as in her athletic career.

Champion tried out for the ETSU dance team on a whim and made the 2011-2012 team, her first season here.

“I was so excited,” she said. “And I feel that being able to dance for a college team has been my biggest accomplishment in this sport.”

One of her main goals for this season is to remain positive and be a leader in the community as well. She loves the closeness and the friendships she has been able to make on the team here at ETSU.

“We are like sisters and I am so blessed to have all of these girls in my life,” Champion said.

She is also excited about all of the changes the team has undergone this year.

“It’s so exciting to see the dance team grow and be able to show a different side of our talents than people are used to seeing,” Champion said.

Though she doesn’t want to continue with dancing as a career after she has completed her studies here at ETSU, she would still love to continue dancing in some way.

“I am sure I will take a dance class any chance I get,” she said.

She is also excited to cheer on future generation of ETSU dancers.

“I’d love to come to as many ETSU football or basketball games as an ETSU dance team alumni,” Champion said.

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