This week’s Thriller/Thrill the World practice schedule!


Join us for Thriller practice – we have three coming up that you can attend. Come to one, or all, or any of our practices… or practice at home!

This week:

  1. Thursday from 6-8 pm, at Sellwood Community Center, 1436 SE Spokane.
  2. Friday, 6-8 pm, at Fremont UMC, 2620 NE Fremont St.
  3. Sunday, 2-4 pm, at Fremont UMC, 2620 NE Fremont St.

We *may* add a Saturday practice.

You can also dance to instructional videos on youtube, under youtube user name INESSENS.

See you soon!

–Alan, Thrill the World Portland organizer


Thriller flash mob at Portland State, Oct 15th

Hi Thrill the World Portlanders,

There is a fun and exciting opportunity to participate in a Thriller flash mob at the Portland State Vikings Homecoming Game vs. Cal Poly at Providence Park on Saturday, October 15th at 2:30pm (we would perform at half-time show).  This dance event aims to bring both the PSU and Portland community together from PSU students/staff/faculty to the general public in the spirit of education and the City of Portland.  The Athletics department intends to donate tickets to the first several zombies who sign up to perform and participate; it is $10 for a ticket to enter for anyone else who performs the dance.

Please email me at if you have any questions, and sign up for the dance here.

Please tell people you know and forwarding this form will help get the word out! REHEARSALS will take place for PSU students/faculty/staff at the PSU Campus Recreation Center on-campus: Thursdays, October 6th, and October 13th : 6:15pm-7:45pm ; Saturdays, October 1st and October 8th : 1:15pm-2:45pm; Friday, October 14th: 2:15pm-3:45pm. For the general public, I recommend joining a Thrill the World rehearsal, which you can find here:

LIKE us on Facebook, and share the page and event:

Next set of practices!

We have three practices coming up during the next week:

Thursday, October 6th, at the Sellwood Community Center (14th & Spokane), from 6-8 pm [unfortunately, this location is up a staircase, with no other access];

Friday, October 7th, at 2620 NE Fremont Street, from 6-8 pm;

Sunday, October 9th, at 2620 NE Fremont Street, from 2-4 pm.

More info as we schedule practices!





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 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 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:

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

**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.