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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, 2020 marked the 37th 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, political persuasions, and economic backgrounds.

Each year in October the Seattle Thrillers join Thriller groups in other nations to perform at the same time. The 15th annual Thrill The World performance will take place at Normandy Park Towne Center in Normandy Park, WA. The event will be Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 3:00 pm precisely. This year the Seattle Thrillers dance troupe is partnering with The Friends of Normandy Park Foundation https://friendsofnormandypark.org/

For Thrill The World 2021, the Seattle Thrillers will be following King County's outdoor covid mandate. All attendees and dancers will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

The local group also performs for various organizations in and around Seattle for donations to their selected charity. If you live in the greater Seattle area and would like to learn the dance in a class setting, in-person rehearsals will resume the weekend after Labor Day, 2021. It is free to learn the dance.

Thrill The World is not a flash mob as the media is contacted prior to the performance.

Sponsors: Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, Zombie Fest Northwest, Normandy Park City Hall, My World Dance & Fitness, Healthitude Fitness & Nutritional Coaching, & Napolitano Skin & Body Studio.

T-Shirts: Seattle Thrillers T-Shirts will be arriving before the 2021 event.

Thrill The World was created by Ines Markeljevic proving to you that you CAN dance!

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Sheri Kinley, Organizer, Seattle Thrillers / Communications Director, Thrill The World Global Team

THE FOLLOWING LINKS ARE INTERNATIONAL MONTAGE VIDEOS FROM PAST PERFORMANCES:

October 24, 2020: https://youtu.be/-IOxKPde6r0

October 26, 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqD2XWmYlIQ

THE FOLLOWING LINKS ARE PAST PERFORMANCES IN SEATTLE:

October 24, 2020 - Various areas around Seattle due to Pandemic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgisaTE9IbA ...

October 26, 2019 - Occidental Park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfwKwPcz6V4

October 27, 2018 - Occidental Park:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUfoxb2j8SA

October 28, 2017 - Occidental Park:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlG_njWV4GY

October 29, 2016 - Occidental Park:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltq_xE27bCY

October 24, 2015 - Occidental Park:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqbNQmQESsc

October 25, 2014 - Occidental Park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGUgMxkM5W8

October 26, 2013 - Occidental Park: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQU9flU2w6I

October 27, 2012 - Occidental Park: http://youtu.be/gVwmlYBrgXg

October 23, 2010: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtYwVoSj6MA)Occidental Park: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtYwVoSj6MA

October 23, 2010 (Dave Ross' Speech + 2nd Dance): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWV_MrRy3KM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWV_MrRy3KM)

October 24, 2009 - Occidental Park: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_TpbkxlH_U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_TpbkxlH_U)

October 25, 2008 - Occidental Park: http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=11458 (http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=11458)

October 27, 2007 - Westlake Center: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUhAPVsPKwU&feature=fv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUhAPVsPKwU&feature=fv)

Upcoming events (4)

Rehearsal 10/16

City of Normandy Park City Hall

Update: If the basketball court is available, we will practice there instead of on the baseball field. It is in back of the City Hall building in between City Hall and the restroom. If you park in front where the circular drive is, follow the long sidewalk to the back of the 2nd building. I will be in front by the circular drive only until around a few minutes after 1:00.

Rehearsal: Saturday, October 16th, 1:00-3:00 on the grounds next to Normandy Park City Hall, 801 SW 174th St, Normandy Park, WA, 98166.

The first building you will see when you arrive is the Recreation Center. City Hall is behind it. We will practice in the huge ball field next to the buildings. There is plenty of space to spread out for covid safety.

The dance routine will be taught from the beginning at each rehearsal due to new members continuing to join. All ages are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water.

This year we will be donating to The Friends of Normandy Park Foundation https://friendsofnormandypark.org/ and we will accept contributions at all rehearsals and on the day of the event.

Things to know on the City Hall premises:
* There are restrooms that allow one person at a time and masks are mandatory to wear inside of them, so please remember to bring your mask with you.
* Carpooling is highly encouraged if possible due to limited parking. There is a QFC 1.2 miles from City Hall as a possible meeting place for carpooling.

Dancers, please register online if you have access. This will speed up the check-in process on the day of the event by avoiding lines. Once you register online, all that will be required is your signature next to your entry at check-in. If you wait until the day of, you will be required to fill out the form there. It is understandable if you do not have online access, but if you do, please register here: https://forms.gle/TsjnSJ6Qp8TdVLH79

Parents and guardians must register for under 18. Please use only one form per person. Once you have submitted one form, another blank one will be available to fill out for additional dancers if needed. If you will not be dancing please do not submit a form. We do not share or sell your information.

Sponsors: Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, Zombie Fest Northwest, My World Dance and Fitness, Napolitano Skin and Body Studio.

Thrill The World was created by Ines Markeljevic proving to you that you CAN dance!

Sheri

Dress Rehearsal 10/23

City of Normandy Park City Hall

Update: If the basketball court is available, we will practice there instead of on the baseball field. It is in back of the City Hall building in between City Hall and the restroom. If you park in front where the circular drive is, follow the long sidewalk to the back of the 2nd building. I will be in front by the circular drive only until around a few minutes after 1:00.

Dress Rehearsal! Please arrive at this practice in the zombie outfit that you will be wearing on the day of the event, or as we refer to it as FZA (Full Zombie Attire). This practice is for those who have been attending rehearsals or who are already familiar with the routine and want to refresh their memory. We will be running through the full choreography several times. We will not be teaching the moves from the beginning.

Date & Location: Saturday, October 23rd, 1:00-3:00 on the grounds next to Normandy Park City Hall, 801 SW 174th St, Normandy Park, WA, 98166.

The first building you will see when you arrive is the Recreation Center. City Hall is behind it. We will practice in the huge ball field next to the buildings. There is plenty of space to spread out for covid safety.

This year we will be donating to The Friends of Normandy Park Foundation https://friendsofnormandypark.org/ and we will accept contributions at all rehearsals and on the day of the event.

Things to know on the City Hall premises:
* There are restrooms that allow one person at a time and masks are mandatory to wear inside of them, so please remember to bring your mask with you.
* Carpooling is highly encouraged if possible due to limited parking. There is a QFC 1.2 miles from City Hall as a possible meeting place for carpooling.

Dancers, please register online if you have access. This will speed up the check-in process on the day of the event by avoiding lines. Once you register online, all that will be required is your signature next to your entry at check-in. If you wait until the day of, you will be required to fill out the form there. It is understandable if you do not have online access, but if you do, please register here: https://forms.gle/TsjnSJ6Qp8TdVLH79

Parents and guardians must register for under 18. Please use only one form per person. Once you have submitted one form, another blank one will be available to fill out for additional dancers if needed. If you will not be dancing please do not submit a form. We do not share or sell your information.

Sponsors: Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, Zombie Fest Northwest, My World Dance and Fitness, Napolitano Skin and Body Studio.

Thrill The World was created by Ines Markeljevic proving to you that you CAN dance!

Sheri

Practice Performance 10/23

Normandy Park Towne Center

Following our rehearsal on October 23rd, we will drive to Normandy Park Towne Center for a practice performance (about 5 minutes away). We will meet in the south parking lot, in the large area between the Subway sandwich shop and Ace Hardware. These buildings face each other.

We will go through the routine as we will perform it on Thrill Day. Just after we dance with the rest of the world on the 30th, we will perform a 2nd time, off the clock, with the children leading. This 2nd dance will be included in our practice performance. Both days will be in the south lot at Towne Center (on the same side of the center as Subway).

This year we will be donating to The Friends of Normandy Park Foundation https://friendsofnormandypark.org/ and we will accept contributions at all rehearsals and on the day of the event.

Sponsors: Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, Zombie Fest Northwest, My World Dance and Fitness, Napolitano Skin and Body Studio.

Thrill The World was created by Ines Markeljevic proving to you that you CAN dance!

Sheri

Thrill The World 2021!

Normandy Park Towne Center

Hello Veteran Zombies and Welcome New Zombies!

Great news! The Seattle Thrillers will be partnering with The Friends of Normandy Park Foundation for Thrill The World 2021! This free shared event will take place October 30th in Normandy Park Towne Center, Normandy Park, WA. Our Thrill The World dance performance time is 3:00 precisely. We will be in the south lot (same side of the center as Subway).

This will be a fun-filled day of activities! There will be free pumpkins while they last, costume contest, scavenger hunt, band, beer garden, vendors, vaccination clinic, & more! After our performance with the rest of the world at the same time, we will dance a 2nd time off the clock with the children leading.

We will be following King County's outdoor covid mandate. All attendees and dancers will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Dancers, please register online if you have access. This will speed up the check-in process on the day of the event by avoiding lines. Once you register online, all that will be required is your signature next to your entry at check-in. If you wait until the day of, you will be required to fill out the form there. It is understandable if you do not have online access, but if you do, please register here: https://forms.gle/TsjnSJ6Qp8TdVLH79

Parents and guardians must register for under 18. Please use only one form per person. Once you have submitted one form, another blank one will be available to fill out for additional dancers if needed. If you will not be dancing please do not submit a form. We do not share or sell your information.

At check-in you will receive an arm band to indicate you have registered and signed the waiver. As always, all dancers must sign the waiver before the dance performance begins.

This year we will be donating to The Friends of Normandy Park Foundation https://friendsofnormandypark.org/ and we will accept contributions at all rehearsals and on the day of the event.

Sponsors: Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, Zombie Fest Northwest, My World Dance and Fitness, Napolitano Skin and Body Studio.

Thrill The World was created by Ines Markeljevic proving to you that you CAN dance!

Sheri

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City of Normandy Park City Hall

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