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#ThrillVancouver ghouls aim to break Thriller dance world record

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Jenni Sheppard Sep 23, 2016 10:37 am

It’s close to midnight, and something evil’s lurking in the dark…. in Vancouver!

Yes, hundreds of grizzly ghouls will soon take to Olympic Village Plaza to replicate the infamous dance in Michael Jackson’s Thriller video.

#ThrillVancouver, on Saturday, October 29, is part of a global attempt to break the world record for the most zombies simultaneously dancing Thriller.

If you want to take part, but don’t have those zombie moves down yet, have no fear – you can learn the dance online then rip it up at five scheduled rehearsals days.

On Thrill Day, you’ll be able to get basic zombie make-up done for free by SPFX Make-Up Artists, before heading outside to .

#ThrillVancouver dancers in 2014 (#ThrillVancouver)

#ThrillVancouver dancers in 2014 (#ThrillVancouver)

#ThrillVancouver is being organized by Vancouver Improv Anywhere, and hopes to raise money in support of The Greater Vancouver Foodbank.

Registration is open now. Participation is by donation, suggested amount $40, including all dance rehearsals and basic zombie make-up. Pay $10 extra for a prosthetic.

To help the foodbank with its stocks, everyone is encouraged to bring an item, such as canned food, beans, pasta sauce, dry lentils, peanut butter, baby food, formula and diapers.

#ThrillVancouver Rehearsals

Where: Creekside Community Centre – 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

When: Five different dates as follows:

  • Sunday, October 16, from 2 to 4 pm
  • Wednesday, October 19, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 22, from 2 to 4 pm
  • Wednesday, October 26, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Friday, October 28, from 6 to 8 pm

#ThrillVancouver Dance

Where: Zombie make-up session/registration will be at Creekside Community Centre, Thriller dance performance will be at Olympic Village Plaza

When: Saturday, October 29, zombie make-up session from noon to 2:30 pm (first come first served), then zombie Thriller dance at 3 pm sharp

Register: Online from October 10, or RSVP on Facebook, by $40 suggested donation


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Jenni Sheppard
Jenni is a former Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler.

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