Al Fuentes and High Voltage Dance Team to perform at CVU

CHITTENDEN SOUTH Led by Al "Fliprok" Fuentes, the High Voltage team of acrobats, b-boys, gymnasts, and entertainers create a high energy, extreme acrobatics show, emanating the past three years from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. High Voltage has been featured recently on such television shows as the Ellen Degeneres show, MTV's Sink or Swim, the Jenny Jones Show, and they were the grand prize winner's of Fox's TV hit, 30 Seconds to Fame. The group brings a positive message of tolerance, hard work, and healthy choices through their impressive athletic stunts and personal stories. See Why Connecting Youth in Chittenden South will present High Voltage at Champlain Valley Union High School on April 11, 7 p.m. in the auditorium. CYs Dance Fusion group will perform too! Admission is $3. Dance and showmanship has always been a part of Al Fuentes life. Growing up in the Latino section of East Chicago, he recalls the influence of dance from the many local festivals. It was a tough neighborhood. Raised by his grandparents, Al recalls the values and positive reinforcement they instilled in him. Believe in yourself, work hard and do what you love is what he quickly says his grandparents taught. Those values have carried me through life, he said. Al spent 10 years dancing and performing in NBA halftime shows, first with the Chicago Bulls, then with the Orlando Magic. Three years ago, Al Fuentes hada vision to take the passion of his life to a level where street dancing (b-boying) could be respected for its art and entertainment value. At the same time he wanted to create a team of dance professionals that offered every aspect of extreme performance with the skills of gymnastics and acrobatic stunts choreographed to music. The success of Al doing what he loves is currently carrying his 23-member team around the country. High Voltage continues to grow as their popularity and exposure increases.Fuentes and High Voltage have released a DVD filmed at Universal Studios, Florida. Some of Als dancers have gone on to dance for recording greats such as Madonna, Shakira, and Jennifer Lopez.

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