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Thrill The World - Christchurch Cathedral Square, October 29

Thrill The World Christchurch 2017
11am Sunday, October 29th – Cathedral Square

Thrill The World is friends, families and other local residents who each year join together with thousands of people around the globe to celebrate Michael Jackson’s talent by dancing simultaneously to “Thriller”!

But TTW is more than just dancing to a 6 minute song. This is a global community project that is inspiring others to break down barriers, connect with people of all religions, race, political and economic persuasions, contribute to helping humanity, encourage environmental stewardship and encourage people to step up as leaders, visionaries, and creators.

Thousands of people in cities around the world learn the ‘Thriller’ dance and perform it simultaneously on ‘Thrill Day’ which falls on Halloween weekend! For us in New Zealand this is 11.00am Sunday 29 October 2017.

What’s the purpose, and why ‘Thriller’?

• to bring dance to people all over the world.

• to remind everyone that before you believed you couldn’t dance, you did!

• to connect the Christchurch community with the world, in fun, celebration and dance

• Thriller is iconic and recognisable with fantastic choreography and it’s easy to learn!

A Charitable Focus

In addition to sharing the joy of dance, the celebration of community and the passion for living, Thrill The World was developed so that each individual event around the world could be used to raise money for a local charity. Koha is collected on the day from participating groups or individuals.

Here in Christchurch, we’ve chosen to support a programme called ‘Dancing like the Stars’ which is presented annually at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Dancing like the Stars is a free nine week programme that aims to promote and provide an active lifestyle through dance – a non-competitive form of physical activity – to children who would not normally be able to participate in dance for recreation.

The programme has several other benefits, which include building basic social skills and interactions, team building and teaching children about other cultures. You can learn more about this amazing opportunity here

How to Participate

If you or your organisation are interested in being involved we’d love to hear from you! Simply email us at providing contact information for your organisation and team leader, indicating how many of your team will be involved.

Learn the Dance

Gather your team together, learn the dance and have some fun! We have four FREE workshops that you can attend ahead of the event, to practice with your colleagues in the lead up to the event day on 29 October making sure you’re in tip top zombie shape. Workshops include Zombie make-up tutorials, and guidance from our experienced dance ambassadors.


Sunday, October 1st2pm -3pm Cathedral Square (as part of the ‘Streets for People’ event)

Mon 9th Oct 10am – 1pm Isaac Theatre Royal Gloucester Room - School Holiday Fun. Minifies will be demonstrating their zombie make up techniques and there will even be cool makeup kits available for purchase on the day.

Tues 17th Oct 5:30 – 7:30pm ITR Gloucester Room - After Work Work-Out

Tues 24th Oct 5:30 – 7:30 ITR Gloucester Room – It’s Not Too Late…

And if you can’t make a workshop, the Zombie Guide at will teach you everything you need to know using videos, audio and a dance script. Everything has been broken down into simple terms so that even the non-dancers among the teams will have it sewn up in no time.

Thrill the World Christchurch in association with the Isaac Theatre Royal are excited to bring this fantastic community event to Christchurch and we look forward to dancing in true zombie style with you on the day.

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