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Jennifer Lopez stops at Milford Dance Center to rehearse

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MILFORD, Mass. (WHDH) - Global superstar Jennifer Lopez was in Massachusetts for a performance over the weekend and looked to one local dance studio owner for some practice space.

Stephanie Cardoso, owner of Milford Dance Center, said this was an opportunity she almost missed when they first emailed her.

"'We're looking to rent your studio, a big international star,' and I deleted it," Cardoso said.

Thankfully for Cardoso, Lopez’s people called the studio to check availability.

"I somehow kept it very cool on the phone. I just had to sit because I was like, ‘is this really happening?’" Cardoso said.

Lopez walked into the dance studio Friday like she was a regular customer.

"She just walked right in. I was sitting in the corner and they let me watch everything. She walked in and went right over to the stereo,” Cardoso said.

Cardoso said she was asked to stay quiet about the visit until after Lopez left.

"My husband was the only one that knew. As soon as she left I quickly posted it to Facebook. Everyone was like ‘why didn't you tell me.’ But at the end of the day this is my business and she is a customer and I need to respect her privacy like anybody else," she said.

Cardoso said she’s planning on hanging the picture of her and Lopez in the lobby and hopes she might get more celebrity customers soon.
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