Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Thrill The World!

Thrill The World Day (TTW) 2012 is Saturday October 27th 2012.
This from the TTW website;

What is Thrill The World?

Thrill The World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Every October, since 2006, Funky Zombies across the globe gather to synchronize their watches and dance to the greatest selling record of all time – Michael Jackson’s Thriller!

Volunteer event organizers in cities around the world organize events using the Thrill The World leaders manual and Thrill The World tool box.

Anyone can organize an event! No age requirement or experience necessary! And there is no limit to the number of events in each city!

Each event raises money for a local or not-for-profit charity of their choice.

Michael Jackson's Thriller was released in December of 1983. The dance in the video of a mob of funky zombies has been iconic ever since!

I was around 13 years old when it came out and I watched that video at least a million times. I never really learned the dance though. I don't know why that is, but whatever. It's a fun dance for all ages, so what better time than now.

Michael Jackson's life, and untimely death, was and still is steeped in controversy. But nobody can deny the effect his life's work has had on pop culture (here and abroad) and music across the globe.

For the first time ever I am setting about to learn the Thriller dance and I'm gonna take as many as will go on the journey with me!

My plan is to break it down little by little in my Zumba class. I will be providing information for folks local to me as to where they can get even more practice.

In Chico, Ca. locals can join up with Thrill The World Chico. On their site you can find a calendar of practice time and locations, as well as tutorial videos and other resources.

Check in your local area, or surrounding area for TTW events going on.

I was tinkering around on You tube for tutorials. Here's some of what I found;

I have posted Part 3, but you should be able to find Parts 1 &2, as well as others.

And of course, Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Let's get busy!

Enjoy the dance that is life!

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