Biggest Dances: Redmond, WA, USA–256, Istanbul, Turkey–221, Eugene, Oregon, USA–213
Thrill The World is friends, families and other local residents who each year join together with thousands of other people around the globe to break the World Record for the Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”! More importantly, TTW is more than just dancing to a 6 minute song–
The broader goal is unity among all the peoples of the world, humanitarianism and environmental stewardship.
WELCOME TO THRILL THE WORLD 2014!
Zombies all over the globe are already planning for Thrill The World 2014! The event was founded in 2006 in Toronto, and has now spread to six continents! Every October thousands of people/zombies around the world come together to honor the genius of Michael Jackson and raise funds for charity–oh! and to have fun, too!
How do we do it?
Every October, Zombies across the world synchronize to dance to “Thriller” at exactly the same time. Preparation for the dance is part of the fun but the feeling of being connected to people thinking and doing the same thing at the same time, celebrating a true inspirational genius of Michael Jackson, is what keeps people coming back year after year. Also, knowing what bad dancers Zombies are, it helps people indulge, renew or even discover the joy of dance, without having any fear (what do I look like? Am I any good? ) Zombies don’t do fear!!!
How does it work?
There are so many reasons for taking part in Thrill the World that we could go on, and on! Here are the basics of is how it works.
Volunteers sign up to be an Event Manager by registering with Thrill The World.
Then Zombies connect with their local event, learn the dance, hopefully help the Event Manager prepare and then participate on Thrill Day.
Raise Funds for Charity
Michael was all about giving back so each local event is free to choose the charity of their choice and raise funds. This can be done by requesting donations for example, at dance workshops, on your website, and on Thrill Day.
Learning the Dance
To learn the dance we all use the specially adapted choreography based on the music video. We have detailed instructions developed by TTW founder, Ines Markeljevic, who guides you through each step. Once you get started on learning the choreography, you’ll realize it’s surprisingly easy and you’ll be ready to Thrill the World!!
We have decided to hold our event the weekend before Halloween on October 25th. You need to use a converter website (such as: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html) to find the correct time in your time zone.
How It Works
People in cities around the world dance to “Thriller” at exactly the same time. Preparation and counting down worldwide is part of the fun but the feeling of being connected to others and dancing together as one is a Trill like no other! Celebrating the truly inspirational genius of Michael Jackson in a living and moving way — is what keeps people coming back year after year.
This dance is for EVERYBODY – all nationalities, faiths, creeds and abilities. Whether you are young or old, a professional dancer, or a complete beginner. You can adjust the routine to your own level — work up a major sweat or just take it easy. Dancing is a great way to achieve all round fitness and wellbeing, physically and mentally. Taking part is all about achieving your best – as Michael continues to inspire the world to do.
Can I start an Event?
There are so many reasons for participating that we could go on, but this is how it works. Anyone can be an Event Manager by registering with Thrill The World. Then Zombies connect with their local event, learn the dance, hopefully help the Event Manager prepare and then participate on Thrill Day.
For a list of fully registered events, visit the World Wide Dance Locations and find the city nearest you!
Learning the Dance
We all use the same choreography based on the music video. We have detailed instructions developed by Thrill the World founder, Ines Markeljevic, who guides you through each step. You’ll realize it’s surprisingly easy!!
Special thank-you to all our Zombie dancers worldwide!
OFFICIAL INTERNET RADIO STATION FOR THRILL THE WORLD!
Dancenow.com helps the zombies get in tip top shape for Thrill Day! Every Saturday the station plays “Thriller” on or around the top of each hour, and dancers from every corner of the globe are able to rehearse their moves simultaneously with other zombies! On Thrill Day, there is a live broadcast which begins 3 hours prior to Thrill Time. So, tune in and synchronize your footsteps to a single sound stream of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, to be broadcasted worldwide by TTW’s official radio station, www.DANCENOW.com!