Thrill the World! Join the Worldwide Thriller Dance this Saturday!

Michael Jackson Thriller Dance

My mom sent me an email this morning about something really cool happening this Saturday: Thrill the World. What is that, might you ask? Well, it’s a worldwide event where organizers are getting people to do the thriller dance ALL AT THE SAME TIME ALL OVER THE WORLD. I think they’re trying to set the world record actually.  This is not the first year they’ve done this, but with the recent passing of Michael Jackson, I think this would also be a neat way to celebrate his life and music.

Supposedly there are three locations on Oahu where people will be doing the dance, but I will most likely be at the Pearlridge center since it’s right near my house (and frankly, I’d be amused to see Zombies at Pearlridge walking amongst the tweens). Everyone will be doing the dance at 2:30pm (because of our time zone differences, but you’ll still be dancing at the same time as people around the world), but you gotta register at 10am. There’s more info at the end of this entry.

There were dance workshops earlier this week, but if you’re like me and only caught wind of this now, you can also get the dance script online here.

You can also dress as a zombie, if you like! But no masks, just zombie face paint. You don’t want the kids to cry that zombies have taken over the mall.

If you want more information about the event itself and what time you should be there, read more after the jump.

See you guys there!

Here is what the day will look like:

10 am   Event day registration. You can also pre-register with our host groups, Aliamanu Middle School Drama Club or Kumu Kahua Theatre. Everyone needs to register so we can qualify for another the world record! You can also download the forms here, fill them out, and bring them to the event.

11:30 am  Rehearsals: If you didn’t get a chance to practice at home, we’ll teach you at Pearlridge Center, Uptown Centre Court. As we mentioned earlier, everyone needs to dance the same choreography for world record consideration. Besides, the next time you’re at a party and you hear Thriller, you’ll be able to zombie like a pro.

2:00 pm Announcements and last minute instructions.

2:30 pm Official simultaneous dance begins.

2:36 pm Congratulations! Give your zombie neighbor a high-five! Mahalos and final thoughts.

  • Pauwilo

    Hey, much mahalos for the plug. I do hope to see you tomorrow. It’s a great event for everyone. You can never be too old or too young to tap into your inner MJ. Stop by the registration table and say “hi”.