Elite Dance team to host pancake feed

With the conclusion of football season, it is often difficult for Americans to find an alternative source of Sunday entertainment.

Few things can compare to football, but pancakes definitely come close.

The Elite at Washburn University dance team is hosting a pancake feed from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday to help fund their trip to a national competition in Daytona, Fla.

Chris Cakes, the local pancake flipper extrordinnaire, will be at the Fuzion School of Dance, located at 435 N.W. Independence Ave. to serve breakfast and support the team’s goal to dance at nationals.

Tickets can be purchased from any Elite dance member for $6, or two for $10. Tickets will be sold at the door on Sunday for the same price, and the pancakes are all you can eat.

But only on one condition: keep your plate.

Chris Cakes charges $3 a plate, with the other three dollars going to the dance team. However, if someone throws their plate away and wants a second one, the dance team has to pay an additional $3 to the chef.

“We’re the ones who have to pay if you throw your plate away and want more,” said team member Steph Anspaugh. “So make sure you keep the plate. We’ll be guarding the trash cans.”

With the trip cost estimated at $1200 per dancer, the team is hoping for a big turnout.

All the team’s dancers are students at Washburn, but the squad is separate from the Dancing Blues, which dances at games for the Bods and Blues.

This is the only competition the team travels to, so the trip to Daytona is crucial.

“Since we usually only go to one competition nationally, this is pretty big for us,” said junior Nicole Shurtz. “This is what we work for and practice for all year long.”

The team has attended several camps in preparation, and feels confident they will finish strong in Florida.

Now it’s just a matter of selling enough pancakes.

“Any help we can get would be great,” said Anspaugh. “We need to go to Daytona and we’re going to win.”