Spanish Club dances for Day of Dead

Although Halloween was Tuesday, the Spanish Club is still celebrating Day of the Dead.

“Dia de los Muertos” is the theme for the 5th annual dance sponsored by the club.

“The theme is mainly associated with Mexico,” said Ben Lambert, senior history and Spanish major and club president. “It’s basically like a two-day Halloween celebration where they honor their relatives that have passed on.”

The Spanish club will host the event tomorrow in the Connor Ballroom on the third floor of the Billingsly Student Center following the Missouri Southern football game against Washburn University. The dance starts at 6:30 p.m. and will go until 10 p.m.

“This is to be a cut-loose, have-fun event,” Lambert said. “We use the dance to raise money for the club, but we also want to raise awareness of the Hispanic community both on campus and in the community.”

Tickets remain on sale for $3 per person and $5 per couple in advance at the University ticket office and from any Spanish club officers. Tickets purchased at the door will be $5 per person and $8 per couple. The event is open to the public.

“This is one of our bigger events,” said Sarah Harvey, junior Spanish major and club public operations officer. “We really want to reach the Hispanic community and would like to be able to bring the Spanish culture to Southern.”

The dance will include snacks and free dance lessons by Judy Schneider, kinesiology instructor.

“We will also have a kickin’ DJ,” Harvey said.

For more information on the dance, persons may contact any of the Spanish club officers, the Spanish club sponsor, Leslie Parker, foreign language instructor, or may find information on the dance on Facebook.