Can you make the Diamond Jam? Jump Start Jam set for Jan 19 at
Mesa,AZ to kick off the fantastic Diamond Jam 2005! Goody Bags, Door
Prizes, Refreshments and Special Surprises All Twisters and Face &
Body Painters are invited to join the fun- just $7
Plus Balloons-n-Funtimes will host their first All-Day Jump Start
Face Painters Fun Fest! Casual classes for learning face painting
10am-5pmFREE? Yes - FREE! Lunch on site - $7.95 per person
DiamondJam 2005 Full info at: www.diamondjam.com
$109.00 in November- $119.00 in December - $129.00 in January
INSTRUCTORS - Look at this line up!
Mark Verge - Oshawa, Ontario, Canada Mark "Jungle Jack" Verge
specializes in GIANT balloon sculptures and full-body balloon
costumes. He has been a guest on Breakfast Television four times and
has been featured in Balloon Magic the Magazine. Mark has
entertained for the Blue Jays, Toronto Raptors, even a half-time show
on center court, Argonauts, Toronto street festival, and the Canadian
National Exhibition, to name a few.
Fabrizio Bolzoni - Magic Balloon Marseille, France
Fabrizio's incredible artwork on his balloon sculptures has raised
the bar for balloon art. At Balloonarama'2004, he instilled a life
into the event that is talked about to this day. Fabrizio will be
returning to teach his latest creations!
Debbie Stevens - The Twisted Ones Bowmanville, Ontario,
Canada Debbie Stevens was awarded the Top Twister prize for most
overall votes in 2004, making her the first woman ever to receive the
title "Top Twister". From her small detailed art to her animated
designs Debbie brings all her creations alive. She has designed many
puppets, costumes and masks adapting these creations for stage shows
and animated walk around creatures.
Kenton Kruger - Interactive Balloon Entertainment Cambridge,
Ontario, Canada Over the last 14 years, Kenton's skills have taken
him across Canada and the United States. His originality and devotion
have won him international awards at competitions and requests to
teach his unique designs to other entertainers, both locally and
elsewhere. He has performed for such notable clients as the Buffalo
Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, and Toronto Argonauts.
Ralph Dewey - Dewey's Good News Balloons Deer Park, Texas,
USA Ralph Dewey will be celebrating his 30th anniversary as a
twister at DiamondJam! He is a well known industry icon who needs no
introduction, having spent a lifetime in the balloon industry with a
focus on gospel ballooning. He willingly shares his talents and
original ideas in the art of balloon sculpturing. His inspiring
inter-faith worship session that incorporates balloons in his gospel
presentations is one of the highlights of every convention where he
Ken Stillman - Awesome Balloons - Temecula, California, USA
Ken "Flash" Stillman has brought his cartoon style of balloon art to
the industry. His innovative hitchhiker hats have become a favorite
of many twisters.
Fred Harshberger - Castle Enterprises Simi Valley,
California, USA Fred "Balloon Dude" Harshberger has
been "twisting balloons" for over seventeen years. He is a member
in "The Academy of Magical Arts". His "ride in" sculptures have
become another favorite of many twisters in the industry.
Rick Mohr - Elk Grove, Illinois, USA Rick Mohr is considered
one of the BEST in Detail Balloons! He has taught the art of balloon
twisting with private lessons as well as for the International
Balloon Arts Convention in Las Vegas, NV, The Twister Club in the
Netherlands, The Millennium Jam in Mol, Belgium, Twist and Shout in
Peabody, MA and more to come! He is dedicated to the advancement of
balloon artists everywhere!
Tim McConeghy, CBA - Inflated Impressions, LLC Mesa, Arizona,
USA Tim "Lord of Latex" McConeghy, a native to Arizona, has
performed for young and old for over 10 years. He has assisted
entertainers and decorators by sharing his vast knowledge and talents
of ballooning, aiding them to hone their approach and encouraging
them to be the best entertainers they can be.
Marie Dadow - BALLOON ART & FACE PAINTING by JustMarie -
Orange, California, USA Marie is an award winning balloon artist
and face painter. She has studied with some of the most elite in the
business. Her creations have been praised in the US and Europe. Her
incredible balloons sculptures and face painting designs appeal to
children and adults.
John Christianson - Crystal, Minnesota, USA John Christianson
has quietly been establishing a reputation for his creative work.
His passion for Jim Henson's characters has translated into
incredible parody sculptures. His innovative balloon puppets have
opened up a new dimension with balloons.
Ken Ernsberger - Bremen, Indiana, USA Ken Ernsberger has been
sculpting balloons and performing magic for eleven years. He became
involved with balloons and magic to fill a need for teaching aids in
his children's church ministry. This lead him to the Fellowship of
Christian Magicians, were he was introduced to the likes of John
Holmes and Ralph Dewey. Then came the 1st TJam and Twist and Shout
where he met and learned from all the greats in the business. Ken
loves to share what he has learned from others with his own little
twists and tweaks added in.