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Port Hope plans to Thrill the World

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Calling all Zombies

On Saturday October 27, 2012, Port Hope will have the opportunity to Thrill the World. At 7:00 pm in Memorial Park, Port Hope will be participating in a worldwide effort to dance simultaneously to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” This global event is a collective world record attempt for largest simultaneous dance event. The dance will be led by Miss Jennifer Mercer, of Jennifer’s Jazz it Up Studio of Dance.

Thrill the World, the brainchild of dancer Ines Markeljevic, came to life in 2006 when 62 people danced to “Thriller” in Toronto. The event grows in size and popularity every year. This is the third year that Port Hope will be participating.

Check out last year’s video filmed in Port Hope: http://youtu.be/3qfsj2wvb5s

“Thrill the World is an event that is fun for all ages and skill levels,” says Mrs.Mercer, “it’s an interactive community dance project that gives us a shot at getting into the record books and I couldn’t be more excited.”

To get be a part of Thrill the World Port Hope 2012 one must learn Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance and be ready to boogie in Memorial Park on Saturday October 27. To learn the dance, check out the Official Thrill the World website for online videos.

Dancing “Thriller” requires not only some slick moves but a freaky zombie costume to make it complete. Sporting a costume or zombie look is not an official requirement to participate in this annual event, but it is strongly encouraged.

Registration for all dancers is required for the world record count.  “Thrill Time” or the start of the dance is 7:00 pm sharp; start time is crucial for the world record attempt.

Registration is between 5:00 and 6:45 pm. Those who come down early will have the opportunity to do a group warm up and practice alongside other zombie dancers. Participants are reminded that Thrill the World Port Hope is an outdoor event and to dress appropriate for the weather.

Thrill the World is a volunteer organization that exists to stage simultaneous dances of Michael Jackson’s song “Thriller” around the globe. The event was created by Ines Markeljevic in 2006.

Jennifer’s Jazz it Up Studio of Dance is entering it’s 14th year of business and has been operating in Port Hope since 2003. Jennifer’s Jazz it Up is a strong supporter of many community projects. For more information about the studio or classes, visit www.jenniferjazzitup.com



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