Instructor Profile

2023 Instructor lineup
Slinky Josh

Slinky Josh is North America’s premier slinky manipulator, and the founder of HyperSpring Toys. He has over 1 million followers on TikTok and has been featured on TV shows such as America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show With James Corden, The Gong Show, and Germany’s Got Talent.

Inspired by a viral video, he started practicing slinky manipulation in 2015, and has since become the English-speaking world’s leading educator on the art form. He lives in Louisville, Colorado, with his ferret (fur-slinky) Nibbler.

Beginner Slinky Manipulation
Slinky manipulation is the art of using one’s hands to pull waves of tension through a slinky, allowing one to trace patterns through the air which often create the illusion of defying gravity. It originated in China in the early 2010s, and has been popularized in several viral videos.

In this all-ages workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of this mysterious art form, including the Energy Beam, the Bounce, and how to quickly and easily untangle any slinky. Blacklight-reactive rainbow slinkies will be provided for all participants, and will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the workshop.

Parental supervision is requested for children 6 and under.
Intermediate Slinky Manipulation
This workshop is for those who can already do a Basic Energy Beam and Basic Bounce, and want to take their skills to the next level. Content will be adjusted to the skill level of participants, but will focus on learning the exciting concepts of Twists and Flips. These are the tricks that will really start impressing people and blowing minds.
Partner Slinky (Intermediate)
This class is for those who already have an intermediate level of slinky skill. We’ll explore the uncharted territory of slinky passing! Similar to the way jugglers pass clubs or balls, this will involve juggling slinkies between partners. We’ll also explore 2 people manipulating one gigantic slinky. These concepts have barely been explored by anyone in the world – come be one of the first!
TikTok Secrets (for Performers)
TikTok isn’t just for nonsensical humor and cringe prank videos. Over 1 billion people use TikTok, and no matter how niche your niche is, you can find an audience and maybe even use TikTok to make a living.

Over 2 years, Slinky Josh grew his TikTok from 0 to over 1 million followers, and in this class he’ll share the secrets he learned along the way that helped him get there. These concepts are equally applicable to YouTube Shorts and Instagram Reels.