Thrill the World 2013 – October 26th, zombie dancers unite.

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 dance our zombie pants off every October in Portland. 

This is our seventh year dancing together as Thrill the World Portland. So many zombie events in Portland serve only to line the pockets of the organizers, but we are proud to be 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. We expect to begin practices in late September. While there are other Thriller dance events around town, we are the only official Thrill the World event in Portland. Join us in working to break the record for the most folks dancing simultaneously around the world in a single dance!

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

(You are MORE than welcome to host your own practices with friends outside of these – just download the script and videos from, or hunt up the instructional videos on youtube by doing a search on the term 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.

For more information, seek us out at or email us at Happy Thrilling, zombies! 


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