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Lela Rose

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REASON TO DANCE: Students of the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance wowed attendees at the group’s annual luncheon Thursday at the Loeb Boathouse. Before the festivities got rolling, this year’s honoree, Lela Rose, admitted ballet was not her forte, but tap dancing is another story. The designer even took classes in college, where her instructor recommended students tap-dance down supermarket aisles when they went shopping to better measure their steps. “Needless to say, no one wanted to go with me to the grocery store in college,” Rose said with a laugh. One of her tablemates, Victoria Geduld, offered another incentive for spats — medical research suggests the skill helps stave off Alzheimer’s disease.

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