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    <ong>Olaf to host community full day dance-a-thon

    The St. Olaf College Dance Department is hosting a community-wide dance-a-thon from 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. Inspired by the dance marathons of the 1920s and ‘30s, this event is an opportunity to celebrate dance with friends and family of all ages. There will be all types of music, from swing to disco to polka to salsa, plus dance lessons, guest performances and live bands. If you like a challenge, you can compete for prizes by dancing until you drop! Or you can just dance for fun, listen to the music, butter your fingers with popcorn and enjoy up to 24 hours of great dance movies. Whether you are a young mover, an old groover, or somewhere in between, come feel the beat and experience the joy of dance. Don’t forget your Halloween costume!

    Carleton to host day of the dead celebration

    On Tuesday November 2, Carleton will host a traditional Dia de los Muertos a Mexican tradtion. The event will take place at 5:30 in the Severance Great Hall. Dia de los Muertos is a holiday whereby members commemorate the memories of their dead ancestors. Unlike Halloween, the dead or not meant to be frightening, but objects of affection. The celebration will have performances of poems and songs by students. The Ollin Aacaxtly dancers, a local group, will perform as well.

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