01-11-2017: Salisbury, MA: Megan DiPietro dances with instructor Cris Plumley at the Footloose Dance Studio in Salisbury, Mass. in a Shared Living Collaborative program January 11, 2017. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/James Sullivan, NOWK ( 29noshared )

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Megan shows off her moves with instructor Cris Plumley at the Footloose Dance Studio in Salisbury.

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BEVERLY

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ANDOVER

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MELROSE

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PEABODY

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Wilmington

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