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 2016 Amazon Park. We have flash-mobbed on almost every corner downtown and other places throughout the city.
We chose to fundraise for ShelterCare  during our dance season as 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 during the summer. Thriller dancers have choreographed routines to ‘Happy’, ‘Uptown Funk’, and ‘Better When I’m Dancing’.
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 Suzumura -Dance Teacher
  • Chanci Herer-Tjernlund – Dance Teacher
  • Jessica Mae Higgens – Dance Teacher
  • Justin Wetzel – Dance Teacher
  • Jocelyn Correa Wing – Webmaster
  • Terra Massimi – Registration Coordinator
  • Judy Young – Dance Practice Coordinator
  • David Barajas – Photographer
  • Pam Cressall – Photographer and Videographer
  • Robin Norris – T-shirts and Pizza Fundraiser
  • Katie Brady – Graphic Designer
  • Jennifer Bucholtz – Social Events Organizer
  • Lorie Vik – Registration Tech support

 

Don’t hesitate to contact Margo or Sandy if you have any question or concern.

 

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