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University students are not too old for a Valentine’s Day dance

Members of the University of Denver community will have an opportunity to celebrate love and friendship without leaving campus during the first El Amor Valentine’s Day Dance Feb. 11. A performance by local band El Amore will kick off the evening at 8 p.m. There will be desserts, mocktails, refreshments and dancing until 11:30 p.m. with a DJ following El Amor’s performance. The dance will be held in the Governor’s Ballroom at the Driscoll University Center.

The free dance is being presented by Late Night @ DU, a division of the Campus Activities department at DU.

The dance was the brainchild of Michelle Holmes, a junior public policy and social services major from Norfolk, Va. The Late Night @ DU marketing chair felt that a dance would provide an opportunity for students to meet other students from different organizations and to cool off and relax after mid terms.

“There are people who would love to celebrate Valentine’s Day but really can’t, whether it’s because they are single or have had a bad experience with [the holiday] all together,” says Holmes. “I figured that this would be a way for students to experience less pressure and just enjoy the night.”

The mission of Late Night @ DU is to provide the student body with alternative opportunities to alcohol-related activities on campus during late night and weekend hours.

“The Driscoll Student Center is not known for hosting many late night activities, and Late Night @ DU is working to change that perception,” says Brennan Meadows, a graduate assistant for Campus Activities. “The dance is a chance for DU students to mingle in a safe and enjoyable setting.”


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