Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thrill the World Yellow Springs: October 29

"Thrill the World" is an annual international dance event and world record-breaking attempt in which participants simultaneously emulate the zombie dance seen in the music video of Michael Jackson's "Thriller". The dancers perform in unison at locations throughout the world, and can range from pre-teens to the elderly. The idea came to fruition in 2006 after a group of 62 zombies set a Guinness World Records for Largest Thriller Dance in one location, at a community hall in Canada.

Since then, participants continue to get together each year at a specified time and date to beat the previous record. Thrill Day for this year is October 29, 2011 at 2PM & 2AM GMT/ UCT.

Local Yellow Springs dancers have organized a Thrill The World Yellow Springs 2011 event that will take place at the John Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton Street, at 10 p.m. Saturday, October 29.

Rehearsals have been taking place at the Yellow Springs Senior Center. Click here to see remaining rehearsal schedule.

Come to the Bryan Center at 8:15 p.m. on October 29 for the final teaching session prior to the 10 p.m. official performance. There is talk of other performances, weather permitting.

Here is a video from Thrill The World Yellow Springs 2009:

If you’re unable to make the practices, there is help on The person who created the “Thrill The World” event has broken up the entire routine into 40 short videos demonstrating the easy-to-master dance steps. It’s well-paced and beginner-friendly.

Click here for the first of 40 videos on youtube to get you started.

The official Thrill The World website is: