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Twist & Shout

February 28 - March 3

Twist & Shout offers an incredible opportunity for balloon enthusiasts, artists, and professionals to come together and immerse themselves in a world of creativity and camaraderie. Whether you’re a seasoned twister or new to the balloon industry, attending Twist & Shout is a must! In this article, we’ll explore the key highlights of the event and explain why you should register and be part of this thrilling experience.

1. Pack Light
All you need to bring to Twist & Shout is an open mind, some twisting fingers, and a friendly attitude. However, if you wish to document your memories, bringing a camera with ample memory space is recommended. Other items such as business cards, a notebook, and your favorite balloons are optional, as there will be plenty available for purchase and free samples provided.

2. All-Inclusive Registration Fee:
Once you register for Twist & Shout, all regular classes, a goodie bag filled with free samples and coupons, admission to the vendor area, and access to the 23-hour-a-day Jam Room (excluding evening events) are included in your registration fee. You’ll also have the chance to hob-nob with renowned balloon instructors, participate in competitions, and enjoy the Dress and Costume Competition Fashion Show and Stage Entertainment Competition Show. The registration fee also covers your attendance at the Gala Banquet Awards Show on Saturday night.

3. Family-Friendly Environment:
Twist & Shout welcomes kids aged 12 and under at a special registration rate. Children can fully participate in all convention activities, accompanied by an adult with a convention badge or T&S issued parental ID. For their safety, children must be supervised by an adult throughout the event.

4. Become an Instructor:
If you’re passionate about sharing your balloon expertise, Twist & Shout provides an opportunity to become an instructor. By submitting an Instructor Application, including your contact information, biography, teaching experience, and class descriptions, you can be considered for future conventions. Applications should be submitted to the T&S offices by the end of August.

How to Enjoy Twist & Shout

Twist & Shout is not just an event; it’s a community, a culture, and an unmatched experience for balloon enthusiasts. By attending and registering for Twist & Shout, you gain access to top-notch classes, competitions, networking opportunities, and unforgettable entertainment. Embrace the creativity, inspiration, and joy that Twist & Shout offers, and be part of the vibrant balloon artistry community. Don’t miss your chance to participate—register now and look forward to an extraordinary gathering of balloon artists at Twist & Shout!


February 28
March 3


Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare
5440 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
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