Thrill The World happens on October 25th 2014 at exactly 3pm in Eugene ; location TBA.
Practices begin on August 14th , 2014 and will be held every Thursday at the Downtown Athletic Club (DAC), Studio One. 7-8pm is for new Thriller Dancers. 8-9pm is for review for those who already know the dance and participated either in 2012 or 2013.
DAC Membership is not required to participate. Remember to come early to the DAC before your first visit as they will have you fill out a form or two to create a temporary ID. You will receive further instructions regarding registration for Thrill The World and Waiver forms in class. Please no hard soled shoes. Only clean, dirt free shoes on DAC wood surfaces please.
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!
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 541- 913- 6637 Sandy Caughron: email@example.com 541- 521- 0630. For more general information go to http://thrilltheworld.com/thrillteam/ . At this website you can see video clips to learn the dance on your own if you like.