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The FUNK of FORTY THOUSAND YEARS! Thrill The World is the annual worldwide simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." December, 2022 marked the 39th anniversary of his Thriller video.

This event is a global community project that inspires others to break down barriers by connecting people of all religions, races, gender identities, and economic backgrounds through dance. Seattle Thrillers is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Online donations are accepted on that website, are secure, and are greatly appreciated! Contributions will help to offset the cost of events. The Seattle Thrillers nonprofit organization also supports local charities.

Each year in October the Seattle Thrillers join Thriller groups in other nations to perform at the same time. The next Thrill The World performance will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023. The local event will be held at the Queen Anne Playfield in Seattle on W Howe St & 1st Ave W, located next to the Queen Anne Community Center.

The local group also performs for various organizations in and around Seattle throughout the year. If you live in the greater Seattle area and would like to learn the dance in a class setting, rehearsals will resume September 9, 2023 at the Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave W in Seattle. Rehearsal and event information are posted on this meetup website, also known as It is free to learn the dance and there is no charge to the public on the day of the event.

Sponsors: 4Culture, My World Dance & Fitness, Healthitude Fitness & Nutritional Coaching, Napolitano Skin & Body Studio.

T-Shirts: Seattle Thrillers T-shirts will be available at rehearsals for $15 per shirt.

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In Loving Memory: Aimee Benoit was one of the Assistant Organizers for the Seattle Thrillers. She was also on the Thrill The World Global Team as Webmaster, Data and Reporting Specialist, and Video Editor. She was very dedicated in donating much of her time in preparations for this annual event.

THE FOLLOWING LINKS ARE INTERNATIONAL VIDEOS FROM PAST PERFORMANCES (Links may need to be copied and pasted in web browser):

October 29, 2022

October 30, 2021

October 24, 2020

October 26, 2019


October 29, 2022 - Magnolia Community Center

October 30, 2021 - Normandy Park

October 24, 2020 - Various areas around Seattle due to Pandemic

October 26, 2019 - Occidental Park

October 27, 2018 - Occidental Park

October 28, 2017 - Occidental Park

October 29, 2016 - Occidental Park

October 24, 2015 - Occidental Park

October 25, 2014 - Occidental Park

October 26, 2013 - Occidental Park

October 27, 2012 - Occidental Park

October 29, 2011 - Video was too dark

October 23, 2010 - Occidental Park Park: [](

October 23, 2010 (Dave Ross' Speech + 2nd Dance)

October 24, 2009 - Occidental Park

2008 - Occidental Park

October 27, 2007 - YMCA Seattle, Downtown

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