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Emilio5639
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I was wondering if anyone has enrolled into Bubble University by Carisa Hendrix. I'm interested in the course, I was curious on how others felt and if the content that was on there was able to be worked into there act. Thanks for the help.
ellisd
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I also was considering getting the course when I have the money. Another alternative is the Kids Entertainer Academy. I've been told they just added a bubble course but I don't see it listed on their site yet.
http://www.erictheballoondude.com

Balloon Twisting for all of Sacramento!
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"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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The bubble course on the Kid’s Entertainer Academy or may not be an extra charge. I got to view the course a few weeks ago. The teaching makes you miss the Julian Mathers type of teaching. My personal schedule and toddler doesn’t allow me to do the Balloon Twisting Workshop, but the way he taught and laid everything out with scripts and live performance I’d be totally confident with the materials to go out and do it if I honed in on it.

With how this course is laid out you learn somewhat of how to do the bubbles, and even in the beginning he doesn’t really go over how much solution or exactly what PH thing you have to buy. It was so frustrating.

His pricing section was..whatever you think is fair negotiate it with the person..and if you have a long way from the parking lot to the venue put that in your contract. It was laughable information.

A huuuuige downer tor me, you DO NOT get the feel for a how a live performance should be or what it looks like. I guess if you want to fling bubbles around this may be for you. The information, again, leaves more questions than answers.

I contacted Zivi and told him all the things he should put in there and he said that they are always gonna improve it. But seriously, comparing the fine print of Bubble University to the KEA, I would go with Bubble University.


Would not recommend this and comparing it to the balloon twisting workshop, it’s night and day. I would not feel comfortable with the information given on how to produce a bubble show.

I’m going to invest in Bubble University within the year for certain.
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I've met Carisa, but haven't taken the course. I would recommend it for anyone serious about doing bubble shows. Her "secret" to making the bubble solution is worth the price of admission! I'm not a bubble person, but I found her presentation (lecture) to be very interesting.
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I will like to entertaining schools and libraries with bubbles on the side when I have no weekday magic or clown shows to do. I would call myself "Professor Bubbles." Performing gigs with bubbles is very rare in my area. It might not exist in my area at all.

But the main question is what is the average amount of time it takes to perform a bubble show? I can take a minimum of 30 minutes. I would not feel comfortable going to an organization performing a short show. It seems a lot is explained in the course. But it reads nothing on how long it takes to do a full show. I was looking online and cannot find any reviews about the course. What are your suggestions?
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I've usually done 30 min.for Children only - 45 -60 min for Family or Adult Shows - as long as it's ENTERTAINING - leave them wanting more.
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Russo, how long have you had the course? Do you think the course fits the price?
Mary Mowder
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Where do you perform Bubbles?

Outdoors would seem subject to wind and weather in general and indoors I can just imagine the mess. a few bubbles may not seem like much but I can imagine the host's reaction to bubbles on their floors.

Have any of you Bubblers seen the results of bubbles hitting a carpet after time (like if you practiced near your own carpets)?

Am I wrong about this?

By the way, I love watching a good Bubble Act.

-Mary Mowder
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I agree with you, Mary. That is why I am looking at a different type of gig. I am not interested in performing a bubble show inside a house for any type of party. I am not interested in performing outside either. I am only concern performing a bubble show in a gym or on stage for a school assembly. A library will be of interest also. I will bring a tarp so all the bubbles will land on it, keeping the kids walking area from getting wet and slippery. I do not know the size of the tarp yet. Repeat, no house or outside parties.
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Sounds like a good fit Mike.

Best of luck.

-Mary
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Most outdoor bubble performances that I've seen is just a giant bubble making session and kids running around playing with an popping the bubbles. Various creations - giant bubbles, tons of smaller bubbles, etc - no real "show" to it; but that's not a knock - it's a popular festival draw and most people seem to enjoy it. I'm building a bubble cloud machine currently - (helium filled bubbles for shapes and advertising and the like), and think the bubble jam would go great with it.

I've worked festivals with guys doing indoor bubble shows but I've not made it to one yet; so no idea what's involved in a structured show. I've tried asking at the various Bubble University retailers and to Carissa for some details and the description is pretty vague; but all involved are terribly unresponsive which doesn't really motivate someone to spend money on the product. Smile
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The following is very interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDhryITm7hc

Tom Noddy has been performing bubble shows for many years. He performs around the world at schools, fairs, festivals etc.

Nowadays he does not use a cigarette anymore. He use a vape pen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL6oqeSqKrU

He also uses a handheld fog generator: http://www.tomnoddy.com/video.html

I already purchased his book.
0wen
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Thanks Dynamike!

That's by far, the best bubble act I've seen. Ordering the book now. Also a bonus anytime Carson is brought back...
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Not relevant to Bubble University (very few reviews of this available anywhere, which is maybe a review in itself?), but I reached out to Tom Noddy. The fog device he uses is available for around $100 from Dustin Skye - who I also reach out to and is helpful. I'll be picking one up soon. He also has some other products available that are pretty visual - flaming bubbles and such.. Haven't priced them out but I may pick one up when I start putting things together for this addition this spring.

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Thanks for the information. I did become friends with Dustin Skye on Facebook. I will be purchasing his equipment soon.
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