Thrill the World 2013: we dance on October 26th!

Saturday, October 26th at 2 pm sharp, we’re going to Thrill the World, right here in Portland! Location to be announced… All Zombies Invited!


We’re the Portland outpost of the international ‘Thrill the World’ simultaneous Thriller dance! We break dance our zombie pants off every October, to honor Michael Jackson and to celebrate dance and joy.

This is our seventh year operating as Thrill the World Portland. Too many zombie events in Portland serve as a way for organizers to line their pockets; instead, we’re proud to present Thrill the World Portland as a fundraiser for SMYRC, Portland’s Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center ( We are humbled by the great work they accomplish for & with queer youth in town, and grateful for the opportunity to support the organization.

We’ll be scheduling Thriller dance practices once autumn rolls around – they’ll begin in late September.  While there are other Thriller dance events around town, we are the only official Thrill the World event in Portland. 

Everyone can participate – no matter your age or ability level.  We have dancers from wee to seventy (and up). Zombie costumes not required, though most folks gore it up beforehand.

You are MORE than welcome to host your own practices with friends outside of these – just download the script and videos, or do a search for instructional videos on youtube under user name INESSENS.

We strongly encourage this for those who already know the dance but need a refresher, and who want to recruit others to join in the fun. If you do host your own practice, send us a note so we can keep track of how much space we might need to dance.

Join with us and help us break records for the most folks doing the same dance at one moment across the globe.

If you need to get in touch, find us at, or email us at

xoxo Katy


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