Thrill The World began in 2007 with 1,722 people in 52 cities on 5 continents dancing "Thriller" at the exact the same time.
In 2009 Annie organized our first Thrill The World Albuquerque. Our nearly 200 dancers inside the Coronado Mall helped Thrill The World set a new world record with the Record Holders Republic with 22,571 people from 33 nations dancing "Thriller" at the exact same time. Participant Certificates can be printed here.
In 2010 we moved our event to Tiguex Park. Vicious storm clouds loomed above us, but we lucked out. Thrill The World numbers dropped down that year to 13,042 people with 221 events. Participant Certificates can be printed here.
In 2011 we held our event in the street in Old Town Plaza. The lighting wasn't great for filming, but it definitely had an eerie feel. Our numbers went down to 84. Thrill The World Global had a total of 12,297 dancers with 194 events. Participant Certificates can be printed here.
In 2012 we held our event in Old Town Plaza again. This time we were on the plaza west of the gazebo. We had 84 zombie dancers.
Thrill The World Global had 9,450 zombie dancers at 181 events. Participant Certificates can be printed from here.
In 2013 we were invited to be part of the entertainment at the Albuquerque Little Theatre's Halloween Carnival. We had a 125 Zombies. A nice improvement from the previous years. We helped ALT raise close to $1,400!! Way to support the arts!! Participant Certificate can be printed here.
In 2014 we joined up with the wonderful non-profit Keshet Dance Company and danced at the Keshet Center for the Arts. We had 163 Zombies. Such a great group.
In 2015 we teamed up with the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico. We only had 80 dancers, but they had generous hearts and we collected about 400 pounds of food and $200. You can still donate rrfb.org.
In 2016 we were fortunate to be welcomed back to the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico. We are down to 67 zombie dancers. We collected 380 pounds of food. Please donate online rrfb.org.
In 2017 we still danced for the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico, but this time we danced at Ventana Ranch Park. We had 70 dancers and collected enough food to fill the back of my car. Next year we want to fill the back of my truck! Estimated about 250lbs.
In 2018 we danced for Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico at Ventana Ranch Park.
In 2019 we danced for Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico at Mariposa Basin Park. There is an awesome moment at the end where one of our zombies proposed to one of our zombie instructors. Don't miss it.
In 2020 we had a had a pandemic social distance dance. We had to dance alone or in small groups. It was a sad, sad year. So grateful for my small little horde of zombies. Enjoy the International Montage.
In 2021 44 zombies reunited to raise money for Operation Underground Railroad at Ventana Ranch Park.
In 2022 54 zombies danced in support of Operation Underground Railroad at Ventana Ranch Park. Raised over $200! Finally did a Villains vs Zombie theme this year. Zombies won!!