Lancer Dancers to kick off national title defense with annual pancake breakfast

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If you’d like to get an early look at the defending national champion Lancer Dancer squad as they kick off their 2013-14, campaign, head over to Shawnee Mission East Saturday morning for the annual Lancer Dancer pancake breakfast.

Tickets are $7 at the door, and earn you the right to an all-you-can-eat feast from Chris Cakes — plus coffee courtesy of Foo’s Frozen Custard. Doors open at 8 a.m., and the event runs until noon.

As usual, the event will feature performances by both the JV and varsity squads, who put in a strong performance at the National Dance Alliance Summer Camp at Emporia State this June. The team earned “Elite Team Routine Superior” rating at the camp, among several other honors, and earned another bid to nationals, which will be held in Orlando March 6-8, 2014.

The SM East boys’ swim and dive team will also be hosting a car wash that morning as well. The car wash will run 9 a.m.-1 p.m. A $10 donation to the team is requested.