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Former librarian dances on!

By Joseph Toone

Rosa María first on the right

When she was a young woman, Rosa María Licea was one of our librarians. She greatly enjoyed working in the library assisting with book acquisitions, but eventually paused her career to raise her two children.

Today Rosa María is retired and is a leading lady in San Miguel’s Danzón world. Danzón is a Cuban dance known for its intricate counting and elegant and sexy passes. It is often performed in Plaza Cívica during special events and every other Sunday in the Jardín for four hours. Like salsa, it is a very popular form of dance.

To learn more about Danzón, please come to an introductory course offered every Thursday at La Biblioteca from 5:30-7pm. Salsa is offered on Wednesday for beginners from 6-7pm, and more advanced students from 7-8pm.

Pictured with Rosa María is the author after a performance at a local college’s graduation ceremony.


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