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West High alum performs in Super Bowl event

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An eastern Iowa woman had the chance to dance in the street this week, leading up to the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A few weeks ago Waterloo native and West High School graduate, Abi Albro tried out to be a street dancer for Super Bowl LII. After getting the gig she spent the last week dancing downtown, getting the city pumped for the big game.

"I'm just an average girl from Iowa, it doesn't take anybody special, you just need to go for it," said Albro, via FaceTime.

Albro says she has been dancing for nearly 20 years, but performing as a Super Bowl live dancer is unlike anything she's ever done before.

"It's been really cool especially when you're walking down the street because they are like, 'oh crew 52 they are coming'," said Albro. "We are the only ones who have that jersey and when we are walking down the street they are like, 'oh you guys are the dancers, where are you going to be?' so that's been really cool knowing that people know who were are when we are walking down the street and kind of be recognized as part of the 52 crew."

Albro and her group were the first performers last Friday, but she said the music didn't work for their first performance. The dancers never skipped a beat, even without the music.

"We had to kind of improv and do our own thing with the band that was playing," said Albro. "We ended up doing the dances we had choreographed for us to the music, but it wasn't the same."

Albro says she's been taking it all in, enjoying every minute of this experience.

"There has been a lot more people than I expected and everybody is really excited for us," said Albro. "The way that we perform and the way it's set up is that they walk by and they stop if they want to watch you."

Despite the cold weather and snow Albro says she is hopeful there will be a big crowd tonight.

"It's the Saturday right before the Super Bowl, yes it's cold out there, and it's snowing a lot right now, but I think everybody is really excited," said Albro.

Albro says there are 60 dancers total, broken into three groups. The dancers only had two days to prepare and learn three dances. Albro and other dancers say they're performing in a spot where all the entertainment is free.

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