Thrill the World Vancouver 2017: Annual Zombie Dance Flashmob (Yes, you read that correctly)

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It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking from the dark… It’s one of the world’s most recognizable dance numbers and one of October’s standout events… Thrill the World Vancouver is coming to Olympic Village Square on October 28, 2017!

Have you ever wanted to dress up as a zombie and dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”? Now’s your chance! Thrill the World is an annual dance event in which participants simultaneously emulate the zombie dance seen in the music video of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller’!

The annual performance is a world-wide phenomenon and takes place on the same day in locations such as England, Italy, Japan, America, and more. It’s a great opportunity to connect with the global community while dressing up like a zombie and dancing… Best of all, anyone can join the fun!

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Last year, over 129 zombies participated in the dance, raising over $2,800 + 103lbs of food for the Greater Vancouver Foodbank. This year organizers hope the dance will attract even more people zombies!

For those interested in participating in the dance, you can join organizers and other participants for Thrill Day on October 28, 2017 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm at the Creekside Community Centre Gym (main event dance at 3pm at the Olympic Village Square)!  If you want to make sure your zombie dancing feet are close to perfect, you can either attend a dance rehearsal or watch the how-to videos online.

‘Thrill Day’ starts at noon at the Creekside Community Centre Room. You can register at the event, or you can register online. If you want to get a little gory, you can also get  zombie makeup done by professionals from Blanche MacDonald (first come, first serve).

Bonus: your zombie makeup should last for the rest of the night, perfect if you’re going to a Halloween party after!

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If you just want to watch the dance… the Thriller dance flashmob will be happening at the Olympic Village Square by the giant bird sculptures. The dance will officially begin at 3pm sharp.

Quick Details

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: Dance starts at 3:00pm sharp, dancers should arrive well before 2:30pm.

Location: Olympic Village Square

Cost: By donation, $40 per person suggested (to participate in the dance), which includes dance rehearsals and basic zombie makeup. All proceeds go towards charity.

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