GLOBAL THRILL THE WORLD HISTORY
Thrill the World is an international dance event created in 2006 by Ines Markeljevic. Every year, friends and families join together attempting to break the World Record for the Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The final performance is always held the Saturday before Halloween. In the style of Michael Jackson’s famous Thriller video, creating zombie costumes and makeup for the performance is a big part of the fun. This dance is for EVERYBODY – young, old, dance experience or not, and all abilities.
EUGENE THRILL THE WORLD HISTORY
Margo Jennings and Sandy Caughron organized Thrill The World Eugene in 2012. It has evolved to be a popular community event with invitations to perform Thriller in the fall. For our international performance, we have performed at Kesey Square, The Hult-Hilton Plaza, Washington Jefferson Skate Park, and in Amazon Park. We have flash-mobbed on almost every corner downtown and other places throughout the city.
We fundraise for ShelterCare during our dance season because we are impressed with their dedication to providing emergency services for individuals, families with children, mental health care services, and support skills for brain injured individuals.
Margo also organizes a summer flashmob group that many Thriller dancers participate in. Thriller dancers have choreographed routines to Happy, Uptown Funk, Better When I’m Dancing, and Can’t Stop the Feeling.
We have been blessed with many volunteers who help teach the dance, fundraise, and help our organization run smoothly.
THRILL THE WORLD EUGENE VOLUNTEER TEAM
- Margo Jennings Co-organizer and dance teacher
- Sandy Caughron Co-organizer and dance teacher
- Robyn Suzamura – Dance Teacher
- Chanci Herer-Tjernlund – Dance Teacher
- Ceci LaFayette – Dance Teacher
- Karen Fuller – Dance Teacher
- Angela Fendley – Dance Teacher
- Anthony Baronti – Dance Teacher
- Barry Jarvis – Dance Teacher
- Gwen Gibbens – Business Card designer
- Jocelyn Correa Wing – Webmaster
- Lorie Vik – Registration and Tech Support
- Judy Young – Dance Practice Coordinator
- David Barajas – Photographer
- Pam Cressall – Photographer and Videographer
- Robin Norris – T-shirts
- Niki Norris – Tshirts
- Katie Brady – Graphic Designer
- Jennifer Bucholtz – Social Events Organizer
- PRACTICE FACILITATORS:
- Katie Brady, Pat Stevenson, Melody Gore-Dodd, Jaden Dodd, Angie Herrington Pruett, Abbey Willson, Cheryl Peterson, Jennifer Olsen, Dave Tussing, Dee Dee Nunes, Gwen Gibbens, John Gibbens, Julie Kellenbarger Reed, Jennifer Ayres, Luna Skye, Gwyneth Hamel Iredale, Sharon Hart Doak, Liz Dodson, Karen Dye
Don’t hesitate to contact Margo or Sandy if you have any questions or concerns.
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