You Yo-Yo?

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Photo by Brooke Kubby

The black stage suddenly exploded into fluorescent flashes of strings as the Team Ex-Yo members tossed and threw tricks with their yo-yos.

Dance music blared from the speakers and in the audience, children oohed and aahed over the spectacular yo-yo show. Payson High School Principal Brian Mabb brought four of his own children along.

“I love supporting the kids,” he said.

The team has numerous members, but at the show just four veterans performed.

Team leader Newman Becker, Steven Martinez, and Cody and Cameron Rislund not only did tricks with their glow-in-the-dark yo-yos, they also juggled and showed how to use power sticks.

The Yo-yo Factory sponsors the team and provided yo-yos for audience members.

“We’re starting a club after school on Wednesdays to teach kids how to yo-yo,” said Becker.

Team Ex-Yo invited Brad the Magician to also show off his talent at entertaining with tricks.

For more information, contact the Payson Longhorn Theater, (928) 474-2233.

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