Dancing Through Latinx Life at USF
Surrounded by books and historical artifacts in the “Harry Potter” classroom on Lone Mountain, Margarita Muñoz ties her long, bright green skirt around her waist and checks the sound of her heels on the hardwood floor. She spins around with grace, creating beautiful patterns of cloth and color. A Spanish singing male baritone voice fills the room from a lone, dying speaker, backed by trumpets and guitars. Muñoz is a USF senior majoring in Latin American studies and President of Baile Folklórico de San Pancho, a student club devoted to traditional Latin American dance. The club’s hour long, Thursday night dance rehearsals have become a part of her Latina identity.