Organization for Latin American and Spanish Cultures


Latin Night Swing Dance

Hey all! I know it has been a while since our last event, the Brazilian Carnival, which was amazing by the way, but this Wednesday, May 1 at 9:00 PM, OLAS and Swing Club will be hosting Latin Night.  We will we teaching many different latin dance forms and would love it if you could […]


Brazilian Carnival

Oh hey there! In case you wanted to know, it is that time of year again for the one and only, the fun and unpredictable, the exciting and emotional….. Brazilian Carnival!!!!! OLAS will be hosting the carnival this year as an SNL event on the Blue Forum.  It will be hosted on March 16 from 10pm-1am Hey […]

Latin Beats Dive

Oye como va… Hey there everyone!  I hope your first day back for spring semester was an exciting one, despite the syllabi reviews.  To make up for the tedious first day routine, you should definitely consider coming to OLAS’s Latin Beats Dive this Friday the 15th from 11pm-1am.  We will be teaching some suave moves […]


Gracias from El Salvador!

Muchas gracias! Our Pupusas workshop was so successful and we were so happy you could all come!  The food was deliciosa, the company was entertaining, and we hope you learned a little bit more about El Salvador and its history and culture.  We had about 150 guests, so I would say it was quite the […]



Hola a todos! I hope everyone had a great time at thenational Fest, especially watching OLAS  dance the bachata and merengue.  From all of the cheers, I think it was quite the crowd-pleaser! As for coming up events, OLAS will be hosting an El Salvador pupusas workshop this Friday, December 7,  from 6-8 PM in […]



Hello everyone! Thank you all for coming and making our Dia de los Muertos event a huge success.  We had about 100 students making skulls at IC (we even ran out, it was so popular) and about 100 or more people down at the community center, where children and their parents made skulls, decorated pumpkins, colored, […]


Special events this week!

Hello again! I hope you all had a wonderful fall break and are ready for another month until Thanksgiving.  As for OLAS, we are busy preparing for the sugar skull event for Dia de los Muertos, which you should all attend by the way.   However, we feel compelled to invite everyone to Ana Luisa […]


Upcoming Events…

Can it already be October?  Well, it can only mean that OLAS is having some pretty cool events this month!  On Monday, October 29th from 6-9 PM, we will be hosting a sugar skull decoration event in IC and at the Community Center in downtown Saint Peter to commemorate Dia de los Muertos, or a […]



Hola a todos! We are OLAS, an organization on campus that wants to bring students’ attention to the ever-growing community of latinos and Spanish-speakers alike.  We would love it if you could come to our meetings (Every Wednesday at 8:00 PM in the president’s room [right next to the board room]) and be a part […]