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The cost of competing in ballroom dancing

The cost of competing

Competitive ballroom dancing is challenging, romantic, exhilarating — and expensive. “We’re spending our children’s inheritance,” says dancer Valerie Gillett, jokingly. If you have a yen to dance competitively, here’s how professional dancer George Lacerte, owner of Steppin’ Out Dance Studio in Lowell, breaks it down.

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