The College of DuPage Latin American Studies Committee, Latino Outreach Center and Casa de Amigos Spanish Club will host a free evening of Latin dancing during the Salsa/Merengue/Bachata Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Student Services Center Atrium on the college's Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

This event is free and open to the public.

During the evening, attendees will receive free Salsa/Merengue/Bachata dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. followed by a DJ and open dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

For more information about this event, please contact Lissi Mares at or Saraliz Jimenez at

The Latin American Studies Committee at College of DuPage aims to promote understanding and appreciation of Latin American countries and cultures through field trips, lectures and the performing arts.

The Latino Outreach Center is geared toward helping Hispanic students achieve their educational goals by offering extensive educational support services and referrals to local organizations and resources.

Open to COD students, faculty, staff and community members, the Casa de Amigos Spanish Club is geared toward learning and experiencing Hispanic heritage through cultural excursions and open discussion.