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Thrill The World: Zombies Worldwide Dance Michael Jackson's Thriller

Updated on April 5, 2013

Zombies Worldwide Dance for Fun and Charity

Thrill The World is an annual event that celebrates one of the most amazing music videos ever made - Michael Jackson's Thriller. For Thrill The World, people around the globe simultaneously do the Thriller dance at local events, in hopes of breaking a world record. Last year, over twelve thousand zombies took to their feet and danced, in 29 different countries!

Anyone who has ever seen the Thriller dance knows that it is amazing, and most remark that they wish they could do the dance. The fact is you can! Once broken down into manageable chunks for learning, anyone can do the Thriller dance. From kids to teens, and adults to the undead, the Thriller dance is a ton of fun.

Each year since 2007, Thrill The World has brought people together with music, dance, and zombies, and it is growing each year. This year, Thrill the World will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 9:00 PM - GMT.

Take part in a Thrill the World event near you, and you'll be glad you did.

If there is no event scheduled near you, consider organizing one. Events are often held as charity fundraisers.

(Zombie photo by trinibambini used under CC 2.0)

Thrill The World Videos - From Around the Globe

Thrill The World Statistics

  1. On October 24, 2009 there were 22,923 people, in 278 locations, in 32 countries dancing Thriller. Plus - they raised over $85,000 USD for 80 charities!
  2. On October 25/26, 2008 there were 4,179 people, in 71 cities, in 10 countries dancing Thriller.

Thrill the World by Charkesw
Thrill the World by Charkesw

Wish you could do the dance?

If you've ever wished that you could do the Thriller dance, believe me, you can. Once broken down into easy to manage chunks, the dance not difficult to learn.

Have you ever wished you could dance the Thriller dance?

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Download an MP3 for Practice Music


Download the music so you can practice wherever you are. Even if you are on the bus, listening to the music and envisioning the moves will help you remember them better.


Michael Jackson's Music Video of Thriller - This is what it's all about!

Warm Up

Warm Up and Practice

Stretch out, warm up, and learn how to learn the dance.

Lesson #1

Lesson 1

In this first lesson you will get a feel for movements and how to make them your own.

Michael Jackson - This is It Zombie T-Shirt

A t0shirt like this one will get you in the mood when you are learning and practicing the dance.


Lesson 2


Shuffle Ha Slide

Lesson 3 - Shuffle Ha Slide

Music Videos of Michael Jackson's #1 Songs - DVD

Michael Jackson: Number Ones
Michael Jackson: Number Ones

1. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

2. Rock With You

3. Billie Jean

4. Beat It

5. Thriller

6. Bad

7. The Way You Make Me Feel

8. Man In The Mirror

9. Smooth Criminal

10. Dirty Diana

11. Black or White

12. You Are Not Alone

13. Earth Song

14. Blood On The Dance Floor

15. You Rock My World



Hip N Roar

Lesson 4 - Hip N Roar


Wuz Up

Lesson 5 - Wuz Up


Oh Snap Rock On

Lesson 6 - Oh Snap Rock On


Head N' Shoulders

Lesson 7 - Head N’ Shoulders

Thriller Inspired Handbag

Michael Jackson Red and Black Shoulder Bag: Thriller Music Video Jacket Inspired Handbag / Purse Design with Crown "This Is It" London Concert Tour Tag - Licensed 25th Anniversary Memorabilia
Michael Jackson Red and Black Shoulder Bag: Thriller Music Video Jacket Inspired Handbag / Purse Design with Crown "This Is It" London Concert Tour Tag - Licensed 25th Anniversary Memorabilia

This hot bag is an officially licensed Michael Jackson item. The design is based on the jacket that MJ wears in the "Thriller" video.



Lesson 8 - Stomp

Put It All Together

The Full Dance

Full Dance

Watch the full dance as seen by the audience, and the mirror version great for dancing along with.

Have you been to a Thrill the World event? Hope to go to one this year? Will you dance, or just go to watch?


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    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Excellent lens, KAB. MJ and Thriller will always be an important part of my youth.

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      emmaklarkins 7 years ago

      Love Thriller! Blessed by a Squidoo Angel!

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Congratulations! hlkljgk has completed the August Get Cracking challenge and chosen this terrific lens to give a purple star to!

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      love these videos and this song! well done.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      This was really interesting. I had never heard of thirll the world before reading your lens.

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Although I definitely don't like horrific things and particularly zombies, this is an excellent Halloween-ish lens!

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      LotusMalas 7 years ago

      What fun! I remember doing this as a kid! :-)

    • JenOfChicago LM profile image

      JenOfChicago LM 7 years ago

      Hilarious idea - I've never heard of this before now!

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      Vicki Green 7 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      No, but I'd like to. Thanks for the great information!

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      I would love to attend a Thrill the World event!