#ThrillCalgary ghouls aim to break Thriller dance world record

Oct 4 2016, 6:41 pm

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

Yes, hundreds of grizzly ghouls will soon take to Southcentre Mall in a flashmob to replicate the infamous dance in Michael Jackson’s Thriller video.

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

#ThrillCalgary dancers (#ThrillCalgary)

#ThrillCalgary dancers (#ThrillCalgary)

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 turn up early to rehearse on the big day.

On Thrill Day, there will also be a makeup artist on hand if you need a little help with that ghoulish look, for a small fee to cover supplies.

#ThrillCalgary dancer (#ThrillCalgary)

#ThrillCalgary dancer (#ThrillCalgary)

#ThrillCalgary is being organized in support of the Calgary Vancouver Foodbank and is also a PartcipAction Teen Challenge event, promoting physical activity for young Calgarians.

Registration is open now for free, but if you can, bring along an item for the foodbank, such as canned food, beans, pasta sauce, dry lentils, peanut butter, baby food, and formula.


Where: Southcentre Mall Inner Circle (Centre Court) – 100 Anderson Road SE

When: Saturday, October 29, zombie Thriller dance at 3 pm sharp; arrive an hour early to get rehearsing

Register: Online from October 10, or RSVP on Facebook, totally free; makeup will be $3-$5 to cover supplies