Thrill the World Portland 2018!

The funk of forty thousand years is in the air, and we zombies rise… to dance! Thrill the World Portland takes the stage for its twelfth annual Thriller dance, the local outpost of a simultaneous, worldwide Thriller.

Join us! We dance at three pm, Irving Park’s covered basketball court, close to 7th & NE Fremont. We ask that dancers arrive by 2:40 pm – we need to get you registered before you can take the court. Also – we’ll have a Bollywood Thriller performance before we dance Thriller, hosted and choreographed by our co-MC, DJ Prashant! Contessa de la Luna will be on hand to co-MC, as well.

We ask a five-dollar donation from all dancers. This helps keep our team motivated to come back year after year to bring you Thriller. Our proceeds this year go to KBOO Community Radio.

Practices continue through 10/26:

Fremont UMC, 2620 NE Fremont in Portland (east side of the building):

  • Friday, October 19th, 6-8 pm
  • Sunday, October 21st, 1-3 pm
  • Friday, October 26th, 6-8 pm

Luminous Dance Arts, 8065 SW Cirrus Drive #20E, Beaverton, OR 97008:

  • Saturday, October 20th, 2-4 pm
  • Sunday, October 21st, 2-4 pm

Costumes optional, Thrillers. All ages and all abilities are welcome. The Irving Park location is ideal for photography and video, as spectators can stand a couple of feet higher than dancers.

A facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/314619999354378/


Folks who want to dance this weekend are invited to perform at the Stumptown ZombieCon. Plan to meet up at 7:30, at the Dixie Tavern, and ask for Winnie. This is 21 and over.

If you’re practicing at home, here are a couple of videos that Ines created:

Slow version with movement cues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2c1TyAiDX8
(this is slightly faster than the slowed-down version we use in practice)

Regular-speed song with cues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heEFEOfAn4k

Shamon!

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Upcoming Thriller practice schedule.

Just under three weeks until we thrill Portland! There is plenty of time to learn the dance; here are practices we have scheduled (listed by location):

Fremont UMC, 2620 NE Fremont in Portland (east side of the building):

  • this Friday, October 12th, 6-8 pm
  • Friday, October 19th, 6-8 pm
  • Sunday, October 21st, 1-3 pm
  • Friday, October 26th, 6-8 pm

Luminous Dance Arts, 8065 SW Cirrus Drive #20E, Beaverton, OR 97008

  • this Saturday, October 13th, 2-4 pm
  • Sunday, October 14th, 2-4 pm
  • Saturday, October 20th, 2-4 pm
  • Sunday, October 21st, 2-4 pm

Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi:

  • Sunday, October 14th, 4-6 pm

Sellwood Community Center, 1422 SE Spokane:

  • Wednesday, October 17th, 6-8 pm
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Folks 21-and-over are invited to dance Thriller at Stumptown Zombiecon, on Saturday, October 20th. Please meet up with us at Dixie Tavern, 32 NW 3rd Avenue, at 7:30 pm.

We dance Saturday, October 27th, at 3 pm. Details and fb event page to follow.

Portland’s Thriller dance lessons begin next week.

 

It’s close to midnight… and we’re counting down to Thrill the World’s annual Thriller dance, on October 27– our twelfth year terrifying and Thrilling Portland!

 

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We’ll begin practicing the dance next week. Here are the first few practices we’re holding:

  • Friday, September 28, from 6-8 pm, at 2620 NE Fremont (east side of the building
  • Sunday, September 30, from 1-3 pm, at 2620 NE Fremont (east side of the building)
  • Sunday, October 7, from 1-3 pm, at 2620 NE Fremont (east side of the building)

All ages, all abilities are welcome to join. You can attend as many or as few practices as you like; or even none at all, if you’re learning the dance another way. We teach the dance in full at every practice; our instructors each bring different styles to teaching. 

You can also practice at home. Instructional videos are on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/INESSENS


We dance on Saturday, October 27, at 3 pm – location to be announced. We’ll create a facebook event page soon. 

We will also be accepting donations. We ask you for five dollars a dancer, with all proceeds going to KBOO Community Radio.

Thanks! We’ll see you soon,
Alan & the Thriller team.
 

 

Two practices remaining!

Thrill the World is just a few days away – but there’s time enough to learn the dance… or polish your moves!

We have two practices this week:
The first is in Beaverton on Monday 10/23, 6:30-8:30, in the common area right inside the front doors at Five Oaks Middle School; and then on Friday night, 6-8 pm, at Fremont UMC, 2620 NE Fremont, Portland.

You can also practice at home – instructional videos are on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/INESSENS

We dance on Saturday, October 28th
at 3 pm, at Irving Park’s covered basketball court, NE 7th & Fremont.

Please arrive early, as we need to have you register before we dance. DJ Prashant’s Bollywood Thrillers will also be performing at 2:45 – you do not want to miss this!

We also encourage dancers to arrive at the court by travelling through the park, shambling zombie-style as you descend the leaf-strewn hill down to the court, so we can photo/film the horde emerging…

Here’s our facebook event page.

 

We will also be accepting donations – we request five dollars per dancer; proceeds go to KBOO Community Radio, and Portland Tenants United.

Thanks to everyone participating, and to all our volunteers…. We will see you this week!

Thrill the World 2017!

It’s close to midnight… and we’re counting down to Thrill the World’s annual Thriller dance, on October 28th, three pm at Irving Park!

Here’s our facebook event page.

We will also be accepting donations. We ask you for five dollars apiece – all proceeds go to KBOO Community Radio and Portland Tenants United.

 

Our upcoming practices (feel free to drop into any or all of them):

  • Friday, October 20th: 6-8 pm, at 2620 NE Fremont (east side of the building)
  • Friday, October 27th: 6-8 pm, at 2620 NE Fremont (east side of the building)

We will let you know if we schedule more practices (we’re always looking for sites to host; can you help?). You can also practice at home – instructional videos are on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/INESSENS

Also! Kara and crew have organized a Thriller dance at Portland State, for this year’s Portland State of Mind 2017! Students, faculty, and staff will be performing in PSU’s Urban Plaza on Tuesday, October 17th between 12 and 2 pm (official time to be determined) and combining it with the #PSUTweetup Throwback 90’s event. It should be a blast!

If interested, please fill the PSOM Thriller Interest and Participation Form, and you will receive updated information soon! Feel free to share this link with friends/family/colleagues at PSU or even off-campus.  Some preliminary details, including rehearsal information are included.  After completing this form, you will receive more information as it comes! Questions? Email Kara at karamiah@gmail.com.  

Upcoming Thriller practices

Our upcoming practices (feel free to drop into any or all of them):

More practices to come!  You can also practice at home – instructional videos are on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/INESSENS


Also! Kara and crew have organized a Thriller dance at Portland State, for this year’s Portland State of Mind 2017! Students, faculty, and staff will be performing in PSU’s Urban Plaza on Tuesday, October 17th between 12 and 2 pm (official time to be determined) and combining it with the #PSUTweetup Throwback 90’s event. It should be a blast!

If interested, please fill the PSOM Thriller Interest and Participation Form, and you will receive updated information soon! Feel free to share this link with friends/family/colleagues at PSU or even off-campus.  Some preliminary details, including rehearsal information are included.  After completing this form, you will receive more information as it comes! Questions? Email Kara at karamiah@gmail.com.


We dance on Saturday, October 28th, at 3 pm – location to be announced.

We will also be accepting donations. We ask you for five dollars apiece; all proceeds go to KBOO Community Radio and Portland Tenants United. Facebook event page coming soon…