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Chicago Thriller Flash Mob

Chicago Thriller welcomes dancers and self-proclaimed "non-dancers" alike - all experience levels are welcome to learn the choreography to Michael Jackson's Thriller for flash mob performance in Chicago's Halloween parades right down State Street.
Learn the best dance of all time, exercise, and make friends!

**Performance requires attendance at a minimum of 3 rehearsals**

We are confirmed for performance in the Arts in the Dark Parade, scheduled the afternoon/evening of Sat 10.29.22 in downtown Chicago at State and VanBuren. https://artsinthedark.com/

*check back for potential additional performance opportunities*

HOME PRACTICE
Thriller practice video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB2458qtVAE

Fees:
Chicago Thriller is a community group, and all members pay a small fee to cover the production costs.

You may pay one of two methods; A one-time $50 payment chat with us at rehearsal if you’d like a payment plan. Cash and credit cards are accepted in person.

Upcoming events (4+)

Apple Fest FLASH MOB!

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Join us for a surprise Thriller Flash Mob at the 22nd annual Lincoln Square Apple Fest!

WHAT WE’LL DO:

  • Flash Mob of Thriller for Apple Fest goers
  • Hand out rehearsal flyers to new zombies
  • Enjoy Apple Fest together

WHAT TO WEAR:

  • Cozy red and black fall attire
  • Chicago Thriller tee shirt (if you have one)
  • Shoes you can dance in

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Zombie energy
  • Friends/family if you like
  • Cash or credit for anything you might like to get at the fest (there is no fee to dance with us)

Let’s celebrate Fall and recruit new dancing Zombies for our Chicago Thriller Flash Mob!!!

See you there!

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Rooftop Movie Night benefiting Chicago Thriller

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WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

Chicago Thriller dancers and friends are invited to an impromptu pseudo-fundraiser movie night! It costs a lot to dance down State street, so we're hosting a mini fundraiser on Troy's outdoor rooftop. The event is free but all donations go toward Chicago Thriller performing at Arts in the Dark Parade on October 29.

October nights are the perfect time for libations and seasonal favorites (popcorn, cider/donuts, hot dogs, candy, pizza squares, etc) and busting ghosts.

🪑❤️ There are a few chairs but bring a folding camp chair if you have one and dress appropriately for the weather. Feel free to wear a jumpsuit, zombie hat or headband, or accessory.

📍Space is limited, so please RSVP! Troy will send the address via direct message.

🎫 Troy's Movie House opens at 6:30 PM

🎥 Ghostbusters (1984) at 7:30 PM

Thriller Class!

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Welcome to Chicago Thriller flash mob, let's rehearse!

WHAT WE'LL DO:

  • Zombie movement warm-up
  • Cardio warm-up
  • Step-by-step Thriller choreography

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Dress ready to move/sweat
  • Clean dance shoes or gym shoes (prevent scuffing the floor)
  • Water bottle
  • Payment method (if not pre-paid at previous rehearsal)

2 weeks prior, each rehearsal will be labeled "Dance Break" or "Chorus" so you know what we'll be covering.
Definitions:
"Dance Break" All choreography before the vocals
(Music video 08:23 - 09:34)
"Chorus" All choreography with vocals
(Music video 09:35 - 10:35)
"Run Through" The whole thing!
(Music video 08:23 - 10:35)
Thriller music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA

Rehearsal series:
Sun 09.11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 09.18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 09.25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 10.02, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 10.09, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 10.16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 10.23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 10.28, 7:00 - 9:30 pm - Dress Rehearsal (costumes required)

Rehearsal location:
Chicago's northside, we are using The Rooted Space at 1803 W Byron St #201, Chicago, IL 60613 for the first four rehearsals (Sun 09.11, 09.18, 09.25, 10.02) and Dance Center Chicago for the final 3 rehearsals (Sun 10.09, 10.16 and 10.23). Dress rehearsal is always at Chase Park, 4701 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 (outside next to the tennis courts)

Fees:
Chicago Thriller is funded by the group! Each Zombie pays a sum of $50 to share the costs of production, chat with us at rehearsal if you’d like a payment plan.

Thriller Class!

Needs a location

Welcome to Chicago Thriller flash mob, let's rehearse!

WHAT WE'LL DO:

  • Zombie movement warm-up
  • Cardio warm-up
  • Step-by-step Thriller choreography

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Dress ready to move/sweat
  • Clean dance shoes or gym shoes (prevent scuffing the floor)
  • Water bottle
  • Payment method (if not pre-paid at previous rehearsal)

2 weeks prior, each rehearsal will be labeled "Dance Break" or "Chorus" so you know what we'll be covering.
Definitions:
"Dance Break" All choreography before the vocals
(Music video 08:23 - 09:34)
"Chorus" All choreography with vocals
(Music video 09:35 - 10:35)
"Run Through" The whole thing!
(Music video 08:23 - 10:35)
Thriller music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA

Rehearsal series:
Sun 09.11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 09.18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 09.25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 10.02, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 10.09, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 10.16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 10.23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 10.28, 7:00 - 9:30 pm - Dress Rehearsal (costumes required)

Rehearsal location:
Rehearsal location:
Dance Center Chicago for the final 3 rehearsals (Sun 10.09, 10.16 and 10.23). Dress rehearsal is always at Chase Park, 4701 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 (outside next to the tennis courts)

Fees:
Chicago Thriller is funded by the group! Each Zombie pays a sum of $50 to share the costs of production, chat with us at rehearsal if you’d like a payment plan.

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