524 Bergen St., nr. Sixth Ave., Prospect Heights; 718-399-3161
Got a little monkey on your hands? At its weekly acrobatics classes, the Brooklyn dance and theater troupe Lava lets bounce-off-the-wall types burn off energy while building up coordination, flexibility, and some new muscles. The shockingly strong, all-female ensemble, which has performed at Dance Theater Workshop, the Flea, and Mass MOCA, translates its signature tumbles, handstands, and trapeze feats for classes of up to twelve kids, who get to work out their new tricks in Lava’s high-ceilinged, brick-walled studio in Prospect Heights. At $165, the ten-week, drop-off-only classes (parents can attend the last session) are a good deal, especially when you tack on the two free open sessions the troupe holds every week.
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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).