and were #3 in the world
Thrill The World will happen on October 29th 2015 (time TBA) in Eugene Oregon at Washington Jefferson Park. Go to our Webpage to get more info and for the required registration with Thrill The World Eugene. (www.thrilltheworldeugene.com)
PRACTICES: Practice location for 2016 is still to be determined; we will no longer be practicing at the Downtown Athletic club. Practice will most likely start at the end of August; specific days/times TBA.
REGISTRATION: Registration is required with Thrill The World Eugene before practicing, dancing or performing. Register on our webpage; with a simple click of a button, you are on your way! (www.thrilltheworldeugene.com).
THRILL THE WORLD is an annual global attempt to break the world record for the Largest Simultaneous Thriller Dance while raising money for charity. 'Thrill The World' was created by dancer Ines Markeljevic. In 2012, Eugene joined the 'Thrill The World' for the first time. We did several flash mobs and at invitation, have gathered for repeat performances of Thriller for special occasions. New dance and performance skills were learned, new friendships developed, and many “bucket lists” were checked at the pleasure of learning and performing this famous dance. In 2012 we had 113 dancers ; in 2013 we had 213 and were #3 in the world with local attendance, in 2014 we had 203 dancers . In 2015 we had 189 and were #2 in the World with local attendance
We welcome all ages and abilities. No dance experience is required, only a willingness to practice and have fun. In addition to our big dance event on October 25th, you can anticipate optional flashmobs prior to that date.
FUNDRAISING: Eugene's designated charitable organization is ShelterCare. They are a private, nonprofit human services agency that has served Eugene, Springfield and Lane County since 1970. They serve: families with children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, adults diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and low income adults with acquired brain injuries. Their webpage is: http://www.sheltercare.org/ . Donations made during our dance season go to this very worthwhile agency directly on our webpage or at practices. www.thrilltheworldeugene.com
COMMUNICATION AND MORE INFORMATION: sign up for a Meetup.com account and you will receive emails regarding event/practice dates. For zombie networking, Log on to Facebook and search: Eugene Thrill The World. TTWE organizational leaders are Margo Jennings: email@example.com 541- 913- 6637 Sandy Caughron: firstname.lastname@example.org 541- 521- 0630.
Webpage includes videos of how to learn the dance .There is also a Flickr link to photos of the last 3 years.