We dance! October 29th, at 3 pm.

Location TBD at the moment. For more information, look for Thrill the World Portland on facebook, or email us at ttwpdx@gmail.com to join our Thriller mailing list.


Practices begin in late September…. we’ll have multiple practices with different instructors, and you can attend one or as few or as many practices as you like.



See you soon… Shamon!

Thanks to all for a great Thriller this year! We’re looking forward to next year already…

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s Thriller amazing — Kione and Dan & Louis’ Oyster Bar, for doing heaps of work to secure the location; our amazing instructors: Schlyce, Chalaina, and Sara; Kate Blackmore, for making TTW Portland a reality to begin with; Rose City Sound, and Percy, for arranging sound equipment for us; Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and King Neighborhood Association for providing insurance coverage; all of the volunteers who help out on the day of the dance – Homero, Nick, Will; Ines Markeljevich, for creating the Thrill the World choreography; and most of all, you the dancers, who make the dance what it is.

Head to youtube and do a search for ‘Thrill the World Portland 2015’ to see videos of this year’s dance.

Want to give us feedback about this year? Or sign up for info on practices and next year’s dance? Email us at ttwpdx@gmail.com and let us know what’s on your mind.

Next year, we dance on Saturday, October 29th, at 3 pm. Spread the word!

Our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Thrill-the-World-Portland-852611068093286/

Portland Thriller practices coming up, and 1st info on the event!

Hi Thrillers, here’s what we have coming up for practices, and event info for the 24th:
[You can come to as many or as few practices as you like; instructional videos for the Thrill the World choreography are on youtube.]

Tomorrow (Friday), practice from 6-8 at Fremont UMC, 2620 NE Fremont St.

Saturday: ZOMBIECON is taking place, and everyone is invited to a practice/photo session in the afternoon! Meet under the Burnside Bridge near Saturday Market by 5:30 pm, and we’ll take you to a spot very nearby for practice. Here’s the schedule:

5:30 to 6:30 TTW Practice)
6:40 to 6:50 Stumptown Events Zombies (stop frame photo opp doing 10 to 15 dance Moves (in a grid) with TTW members as models in the front of the class)
7:00 to 7:30 TTW Practice continuation.
TTW members are invited to Dixie Tavern from 2:00 to 5:30 for makeup from makeup artists who are working for tips.  TTW members are also invited and welcome to join our Zombie Event for the whole day.

Sunday: practice from 2-4 at Fremont UMC, 2620 NE Fremont St.

Tuesday, the 20th: We’ll have a practice at Ankeny Alley downtown, beginning at 4 pm.

Friday, the 23rd: practice from 6-8 at Fremont UMC, 2620 NE Fremont St.

Saturday, October 24th:

We’re working on scheduling an early-afternoon practice at the place we’re dancing: SW Second Avenue downtown, from Burnside to the other side (south side) of the Ankeny Alley/entrance to Saturday Market. I’ll let you know how that shapes up. We’d love to have all of our dancers, checked in, and ready to dance by 2:45 pm – please plan for that! We hope to have zombie make-up folks on hand, too; will let you know. We dance at 3 pm…. in the streets!  More info to come as we tie up our T’s and I’s.

Thrill the World Portland is a fundraiser for SMYRC, Portland’s Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center. We request five dollars per dancer, collected at check-in on the 24th. More information on SMYRC at smyrc.org.

**More opportunities to dance Thriller in public will come – I’ll let you all know what they are, towards the end of the month…
Let me know if you have questions. Let’s make this the Thrilliest year ever.


Thrill the World Portland – Saturday, October 24, 2015, 3 pm, 2nd Avenue downtown Portland by the Ankeny Alley, just south of Burnside.

Thrill the World Portland 2015!

Join us for the ninth annual Thrill the World Portland!

We’ll be dancing October 24th, Saturday, location tbd, at 3pm.

We’re offering you practices on Sundays afternoons, from 2-4, beginning on 27th, and Fridays, 6-8 pm, beginning October 2nd. All practices will be at Fremont UMC, 2620 NE Fremont St in Portland (enter on the east side of the building). You can attend any # of practices – we’ll teach you the dance in full each time. You can also look for instructional videos on youtube under user name INESSENS – there are 40 in all.

For more information, contact us at ttwpdx@gmail.com or join us on facebook.

Thriller practices this year!

We have nine practices lined up for you this year. You can attend as many or as few as you like – they will each be similar, working our way through the dance in full. You can also skip practices altogether and learn Thriller from instructional videos on tube (http://bit.ly/1p0aBE8).

Practices will be from 6-8 on Friday evenings: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, and 24;

and on Sunday afternoons, 2-4: September 28, October 5, 12, and 19.

All practices will be at Fremont UMC, 2620 NE Fremont Street in Portland.

We’ll dance on Saturday, October 25th at 3 pm (location TBA). Email us if you have questions – ttwpdx@gmail.com – or to sign up for enews about practices and the event – or find us on facebook, at facebook/thrilltheworld.portland


Thrill the World Portland 2014: October 25th!

Join us for our annual Thriller dance, on Saturday October 25th, at 3 pm. Mark your calendars! We’ll let you know where we’re dancing at this year, as we put it together.

Dance practices begin in late September. If you want to practice at home, check out the instruction videos on youtube, by doing a search for the name Inessens. There are 40 lessons in all, on Inessens’ youtube channel.

You can find us on facebook:


or email us at ttwpdx@gmail.com.

Thrill the World Portland is a benefit for SMYRC, Portland’s Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center, a program of Portland’s Q Center.

This is our eighth year! All are welcome to dance with TTW, whatever your age or ability.

Upcoming practices, and event details.

TTW-Portland continues our practices this week. You can attend as many or as few practices as you like – and you can practice entirely on your own, using instructional videos on youtube.

Practices coming up, all of them at 2620 NE Fremont:
Friday, October 18, 6-8 pm
Saturday, October 19, noon-2 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2-4 pm

Wednesday, October 23, 6-8 pm
Friday, October 25, 6-8 pm
Also! We’re invited toperform a promo Thriller dance at the Zombie Bar Crawl on Saturday, October 19th! If you’d like to participate, meet us at Dante’s at 4 pm. We’ll perform outdoors if dry, indoors if raining.

Thrill the World Portland will be at Irving Park on October 26th, in NE Portland, at 7th and Fremont. We’ll dance at 2 pm, under the covered basketball courts. The ground nearby slopes up, so spectators and photographers will have a nice view from two sides of the court. We used this location in 2011, and it seemed to work well.

Please plan to be there at least 30 minutes before the dance begins. If dancers want a practice earlier that Saturday, at a different location, let us know and we’ll work on planning that. As every year, TTW-PDX is a benefit for SMYRC. We ask dancers to donate five dollars, at registration time on October 26th.

Thanks and see you soon!