Performed in over 150 cities throughout 30 countries, Thrill The World (TTW) is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” for world records and charity. Seattle and Redmond Thrillers join Thriller groups in other nations to perform at the same exact time each year.
All official Thrill the World events are included in the numbers for setting and breaking World Records. Each dance group also donates money to a charity of their choice.
What is Thrill The World?
TTW is more than just dancing to a 6-minute song. This global community project hopes to inspire people to break down barriers, connect with others of all religions, races, political, and economic persuasions, contribute to helping humanity, promote environmental stewardship, and encourage people to step up as leaders, visionaries, and creators.
Watch the dance, or get in on the action. Be part of the largest, most successful, most fun, and most undead THRILL THE WORLD event on the planet right here in Washington, hosted by the local groups who perform for TTW.
Thriller dance lessons Seattle and Redmond
There will not be in person rehearsals in 2020. Easy to follow tutorials to either refresh or learn the routine can be found on ThrillTheWorld.com/Learn The Dance
Redmond Zombies dance classes ($5-$7) are taught at the City of Redmond, Parks and Recreation by Zombie Dance Instructors Teresa Osborn and Brenda Frost. Classes are held at the Redmond Senior Center beginning the end of September. The fee is $5 per class for advance registration, $7 at the door. Advance registration is strongly suggested as space is limited. Wear sneakers or other comfortable shoes and bring water. The classes will prepare you for the ‘Thrill the World’ Block Party in October at Redmond Town Center. More info: http://redmondzombies.com/
Seattle Thrillers dance lessons are free and there is no charge to the public on the day of the worldwide event. Rehearsals begin August 26 in Seattle. However, donations to charity will be accepted at all rehearsals and directly following the Thrill The World performance. Seattle Thrillers T-Shirts will be available (but not mandatory) at all rehearsals for purchase, for those who would like to have one. More info: https://www.meetup.com/seattlethrillers/
Thrill the World Seattle 2020
Thrill the world (USUALLY) takes place Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10 AM GMT and 10 PM GMT. Seattle area groups participate at 3 PM PT (10 PM GMT). In past years, the performances have been held at Redmond Town Center and in Occidental Park in Pioneer Square.
In 2020, there will not be one large group of dancers in 2020. Instead, local Thrillers will be breaking up into smaller groups to dance safely with distance, adhering to the Washington State covid19 policies.
Oct 24, 2020 at 2:30pm: Online Zoom session starts. Zombies from all over Redmond and Greater Seattle stagger online. 3:00pm: THRILL THE WORLD World-wide Simultaneous Dance. 3:15pm: It’s over…but the World will never be the same again.
If you want to get in on the performance, practice usually starts in September. So enjoy watching this year, and contact one of the above dance groups to join in next year. Catch the Thrill!
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