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Did you ever want to dress up as a zombie and dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”? Did you ever think it would be fun to be listed in a world record?

 

What is “Thrill The World?”  

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 to unity among all the peoples of the world, humanitarianism and environmental stewardship..

WELCOME TO THRILL THE WORLD!

Funky 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, Funky 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? ) Funky Zombies don’t do fear!!!

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.

1. 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.

When?

We have decided to hold our event the weekend before Halloween. 

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 Thrill 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.

Participants

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 well-being, physically and mentally.  Taking part is all about achieving your best – as Michael continues to inspire the world to do.

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

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!!

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