Thriller 2017

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thrill titleSaturday, Oct. 28th at the Sunken Gardens
Sunday, Oct. 29th in Santa Ynez
Practices begin September 23rd

On Saturday, Oct. 28th at 3:00pm, hundreds of World Dance Zombies will rise from the lawn of Santa Barbara’s stunning Courthouse Sunken Gardens to perform Michael Jackson’s iconic dance as part of a global event, Thrill the World. This will be the 7th year World Dance for Humanity is hosting the experience, which will include Flashmobs all over town leading up to Halloween. On Sunday, Oct. 29th, we’ll take Thriller to Santa Ynez Valley, with flashmobs in the town squares and wineries, culminating in a Michael Jackson tribute at the gates of Neverland and a funk soul dance party at Cold Spring Tavern.

No dance experience needed – all ages welcome. We hope you’ll join us!

Contact Janet to Register for Thriller, or for more info

THRILLER PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Starts Saturday, Sept. 23rd)

Saturdays 10:00-10:45am – SB Dance Center (127 W Canon Perdido)
Tuesdays 8:15-9:00pm – SB Dance Center
Wednesdays 5:45-6:45pm – Alameda Park (corner of Garden and Micheltorena by Kids World)

We ask for a $40 donation to cover all practice sessions, participation in the Sunken Gardens main event and the flashmobs. KIDS ARE FREE! World Dance for Humanity is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and your donation is tax-deductible.

GET SPONSORED TO DANCE – For children in Rwanda and in our own community

Our purpose in producing Thriller is to have a fabulous time dancing with each other – and with the world – while helping people in need. Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 for our Rwanda Education Fund. This will help make it possible for 150 young people from impoverished families throughout Rwanda to attend school who would otherwise have no chance to get an education – this includes 37 college students! A portion of the funds will also provide Membership Scholarships for the Westside Boys and Girls Club so disadvantaged children in Santa Barbara can take part in their after school program where World Dancers volunteer.

You can help us by getting sponsored to dance by your friends and family. Every penny we raise will go to our beneficiaries, and all donations are tax-deductible. People can give you cash or a check (made to WD4H) which you can bring to practice or to the Sunken Gardens on the 28th. They can also donate through PayPal.

“I can imagine how much fun and spirit Thriller will bring about. It will change so many lives in Rwanda. I will not be there physically but my spirit will be there. I live 9,000 miles away but feel your event is around the corner!”
Justin Bisengimana, WD4H Rwanda Program Director

MEET OUR FIRST 2017 EVENT SPONSORS!

ZOMBIES
The Bartron Group  (Thank you, Lorie Bartron!)
SB Community Housing Corp  (Thank you, Cindy Young!)
Santa Barbara City College Ambassadors  (Thank you, Shelby Arthur and Carola Smith!)

WEREWOLVES
PrimeLending  (Thank you, Sandy Stinson!)

GHOULS
Yoga’licious  (Thank you, Melanie Elkin!)

 

Spon Levels
Thriller 2016 Photos
Michael Jackson Learning Thriller

THRILLER PERFORMANCES AROUND THE WORLD

Santa Barbara 2016

Michael Jackson learning Thriller!

Seattle

Australia

Oakland

Philippine Prison

Los Angeles

Helsinki

Moscow