Thriller 2014


At exactly 3:00pm on Saturday, October 25, 2014, hundreds of World Dance Zombies will rise from the lawn of the stunning Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens to perform Michael Jackson’s iconic dance as part of “Thrill the World.” This will be the 5th year World Dance has hosted the Santa Barbara edition of this worldwide phenomenon. Following the Sunken Gardens performance, our flashmob circuit will include State Street, Ghost Village Road, Soho, Neverland (MJ’s former estate in Los Olivos) and Cold Springs Tavern.

This is a fantastic opportunity for dancers and non-dancers alike to take part in an incredibly fun, spirited, inclusive, inspiring happening! It offers great exercise, awesome community, and a chance to connect with the world…but it’s more than that.

Our purpose in producing the event each year is to help people in need. In 2013 Thriller raised $30,460 to send 118 Rwanda primary, secondary, and college students to school, and donated $3,560 to SB Boys and Girls Clubs. The funds were raised through dancers sponsorships, event sponsorships, and Rwandan student sponsorships. Every dollar goes directly to charity, none to overhead!  Our goal in 2014 will be to raise another $30,000 for the Education Fund. We hope you’ll join us! A great time is guaranteed!

Contact Janet for more information

2013 PHOTOS
Click here to see some albums on World Dance Facebook
and on World Dance Shutterfly

2013 VIDEOS
Sunken Gardens by Good Land Media and Performance Memories
Sunken Gardens by Tizmself
Sunken Gardens by Heather Sage
Sunken Gardens by Chris Palumbo
Sunken Gardens by Craig Rademacher
Sunken Gardens by Gordon Fleming
Paseo Nuevo by Brae Wyckoff
Cold Springs Tavern by Tom Lucy
Cold Springs Tavern

We are so grateful to our FABULOUS Thriller 2013 Event Sponsors!
Please check out their links below – these are businesses that CARE!

Linda Lorenzen-Hughes, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
China Palace &
Ichiban Sushi
Take 5 Window Washing
Santa Barbara Woodies Club

Acacia Erosion Control, Inc.
Shanti Rose Massage
Accountability Plus
STWA, Inc.
Santa Barbara Community Housing Corporation
Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

ParentClick.com
Pizza Mizza
Greka Group

Thriller Performances in Santa Barbara

COURTHOUSE VIDEO BY GERMAN GARCES

LUCIDITY filmed from the back – gradual appearance of flashmob

BEAT IT VIDEO BY STEVE DAVIS

NEVERLAND PERFORMANCE BY TOM LUCY

APPLE STORE VIDEO BY GERMAN GARCES

NOOZHAWK ARTICLE

THRILLER PERFORMANCES AROUND THE WORLD

Seattle

Australia – clips from around the world

Oakland

Philippine Prison

Los Angeles

Helsinki

Moscow