Twist & Shout 2020 Master Class Instructors and Topics


All Master classes will be held on Wednesday February 5th and are $99

Each Class runs 4 hours.  Classes Subject to change

Wednesday Feb 5th, 2020   8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Wednesday Feb 5th, 2020  1:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Your Personal Marketing Plan: Learn to work SMART with Connie Iden-Monds

Wednesday February 5th, 8:30 am


We will be creating personal marketing plans, not just generic – but just for you! Learn how to maximize your marketing dollars and set goals that are targeted for your specific market. This is a hands-on course where you’ll be walking away with tools and a strategy that you can implement when you get home!

  • Specific: Is your goal clearly defined?

  • Measurable: Can you track your goal?

  • Aspirational: Reach for the stars. Push yourself.

  • Realistic: Are your goals realistic?

  • Timely: When do you want to reach your goals?


Master Balloon Costumes: Concepts, Design and Construction with Glen LaValley

Wednesday February 5th, 8:30 am


Glen LaValley, three time winner of 1st Place and People’s Choice awards in the Costume Competition at Twist & Shout, is excited to share his unique approach to designing and creating master balloon costumes, from rough idea to finished product, and how you can get the most out of wearing and promoting your costume.
Glen will teach 1) practical approaches to costume construction and mechanics; 2) attributes of a character to look for when choosing a costume; 3) techniques to craft functional and amazing costumes, and 4) tips and insights for adding puppetry and mechanical elements to your costume. Glen will also teach how to build the body of a popular ogre and his barnyard friend – the hands on part of the class will include creating Glen’s latest award-winning ogre head design. As a special class bonus, registered class attendees will receive digital files of the class notes, design templates, and additional content. If you are ready to raise your balloon costuming to new levels, this is the class for you!


Mastering Balloon Distortion with Juho Hokkanen

Wednesday February 5th, 1:30 pm


Balloon distortion is the art/science/technique/magic of changing the shape of a balloon to a new form. If you’ve seen any award-winning balloon art in the past few years then you have likely seen the amazing results of distortion done well. Juho will teach several different distortion techniques along with detailed insights on how to combine them to make your own unique sculptures. This is an interactive class, where Juho will help YOU learn the techniques so you too can master distortion. You will also learn some cool tricks, such as making a hole through inflated balloon and connecting inflated balloons without any knots and using only latex balloons.


Rie’s Beautiful Balloon Weave Techniques with Rie Hosokai

Wednesday February 5th, 1:30 pm


Rie will lead this exclusive, Master-level, hands-on class where you will gain the knowledge and skills to perfect a beautiful balloon weave. She will teach you the most important skills from her award-winning creations, plus ways to incorporate them in your balloon work. Along with mastering Rie’s beautiful basics, you’ll learn how to expand your creations into unmatched, elite designs to take your balloon fashion and sculptures to the next level using Betallatex balloons. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the master weaver herself!