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Leonardo Lins leads a Zumba class with hundreds of students at the Franconia, Va., fire station. The big classes help keep costs down. (Washington Post Photo)

Zumba mega-classes: Dancing room only

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The women making their way into the Franconia Fire Station and paying their cover charge on a recent Thursday night almost look as if they're lined up at a night club, only with very different attire.


Lins takes to the stage and asks through his mic, "Hello, how are you? How's everybody doing?" A roar comes back from the crowd.

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