Such talent!!! What a rare and fabulous opportunity to see a live person who excels at this sport! Val mesmerized us all, young and old, and interspersed scientific facts along the way. The main point of her show, which she skillfully brought us all back to at the end, was that PRACTICE makes wonderful things happen, not initial ability. "Keep at things until you get it down" is a concept that is becoming more scarce in today's world, but Val presents herself as a living example that PRACTICE works. Her instructions were doable and kept simple so we could start yo-yo-ing, too. Audience involvement was entertaining and respectfully handled, and Val arrived early for set-up, giving us a wonderful and worry-free experience. This was a great, low-key program.