Nifty Balloons classes in April!

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David Brenion East Coast FlyerLearn new balloons with David Brenion

Internationally award-winning balloon artist David Brenion will be teaching a selection of sculptures from his best-selling “Nifty Balloons” DVD series!  David specializes in wearable art that leaves party guests’ hands free for playing, eating, high-fiving, and other party activities!  From big cartoon jet-packs for your back to adorable chubby animals sitting on your head, David’s sculptures make a big impact, and are an impressive addition to any twister’s repertoire!

David will be teaching two classes in the New York City area in early April.  While there will be some overlap between the design concepts, many of the sculptures will be different.  The April 3rd class is in New Jersey, and is free for clown alley members and $20 for guests.  The April 4th class in Manhattan is free with purchase of a DVD ($35).

To learn more about David and his groundbreaking work visit his website,, or stalk him on Facebook.

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March Balloon Twisting News (a jam with Nancy Dalton, and more)

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Great news everyone-

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Nancy Dalton, Top Twister

All of a sudden there is lots happening in our little balloon twisting world.  There are jams, classes, and more!

First, Nancy Dalton, who recently won the 2012 Top Twister award, will be in our neighborhood for two rare appearances!  Sheree Brown-Rosner is hosting Nancy on March 13th for a balloon jam in Baldwin, NY and Hank Degenring is hosting Nancy on March 19th in Red Bank, NJ .

  • Join us March 13, 2012 from 5pm to 10pm at the Baldwin Coach Diner.  It’s a “Get Ready for St Patrick’s Day” jam and there will be lots of prizes and gifts.  So be sure to wear green.  Contact Sheree for more information and please RSVP on Facebook for the jam.
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Todd's Kidabra Class on March 21, 2012

Then, I’m teaching a rare area class at this month’s Kidabra #10 chapter meeting on March 21st.  The class is on “Entertaining with Balloons” and I’ll be teaching balloon routines, effects, bits, psychology and more that I use at every gig.  You can get more information at the groups page: or just email me.  It’s free to chapter members and only $20 to nonmembers.

Heading into April, there are two events on the horizon.  The first is a to-be-announced David & Shana Brenion class.  For the second year in a row they were the sell-out class at Twist & Shout, and I am excited to bring them in for their first area class.  David was a guest at a jam last year and held the room spellbound for over an hour . . . . and you’ve been asking him to come back ever since.

Finally, there is an awesome balloon decor seminar in Brooklyn in April 16-18.  Colin Stewart will be teaching a 3-day intensive seminar that goes from beginner to expert.  It is hosted by our friends at J & R Wholesale Balloon Distributors and you can learn more about it on