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 a simplified version of Michael Jackson’s iconic dance. We’ll be dancing simultaneously with groups all over the world 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. For the first time, we’ll also be teaching and performing Thriller and doing flashmobs in Carpinteria in partnership with the Carpinteria Art Center.
No dance experience needed – all ages and abilities are welcome!
Individuals, schools, dance studios, and community groups are all invited to join us.
THRILLER PRACTICE – IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN US!
Practices start ON-TIME – please come early to register.
We teach the whole dance at every practice – don’t be shy to jump and get started any time!
All new Thriller dancers are welcome to come to World Dance class FOR FREE before the Thriller practices
Saturdays 9:00-10:00am & Tuesdays 7:00-8:15pm – SB Dance Center
SATURDAYS 10:00-10:45am – SB Dance Center (127 W Canon Perdido)
TUESDAYS 8:15-9:00pm - SB Dance Center (127 W Canon Perdido)
THURSDAYS 6:00-7:00pm - Alameda Park (corner of Garden and Micheltorena by Kids World)
FRIDAYS 5:00-5:50pm - Montecito YMCA (591 Santa Rosa Lane – You don’t have to be a member!)
SUNDAYS 2:00-3:00pm (Oct. 1, 15, 22) – Carpinteria Arts Center (855 Linden)
SUNDAYS 4:00-5:00pm – Hitchcock YMCA (You don’t have to be a member!)
Special practice – Sunday, Oct. 15th – at the gates of NEVERLAND in Los Olivos (5225 Figueroa Mountain Rd.)
CLICK HERE for directions
request a $40 donation which covers all practices, participation at the Sunken Gardens and the flashmobs. KIDS & STUDENTS ARE FREE! World Dance for Humanity is a 501(c)3 nonprofit – your donation is tax-deductible.
FLASHMOB SCHEDULE (updated daily!)
Full Zombie costume & make-up for all of these!
- Sat, Oct. 21: 3pm Hope Ranch Party / 4pm Val Verde / 5pm State / 7pm Earl Warren Haunted House / 9pm Filipino Club
- Sun, Oct. 22: 2pm Camino Real Marketplace / 4pm Thriller then Salsa with Mezcal Martini at High Sierra
- Thurs, Oct. 26: 12pm Surprise Flashmob in Carpinteria – will be announced
- Fri, Oct. 27: 4-5pm Carp Trick-or-Treat / Funk Zone / Hitchcock YMCA, De la Vina Trader Joe’s / Roosevelt
- Sat, Oct. 28: 2-4pm Courthouse Sunken Gardens & State St. / 8pm Private Party / 9pm SB Dance Center
- Sun, Oct. 29: 12-6pm Los Olivos-Wineries-Neverland-Cold Spring Tavern / 7pm Contra Dance Carrillo Rec
- Mon, Oct. 30: 7:30pm Montecito Private Party
- Tues, Oct. 31: 11:30am SBCC / 4:30-6pm: Ghost Village Rd Montecito / 7:30pm SOLVANG Haunted House
GET SPONSORED TO DANCE
For fun, and for children in Rwanda and in our own community!
Our purpose in hosting Thriller is to have a fabulous time dancing with each other while helping people in need. Our goal is to raise $40,000 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. A portion of the funds will also provide Membership Scholarships for the Westside Boys and Girls Club so some of the most 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 Online.
100% of all donations will go to our beneficiaries, and all donations are tax-deductible.
Prizes for top fundraising Zombies include:
A Harbor Cruise on the Sunbum Sailboat, a massage by Celina, a facial by Louise, a 2-month gym special at the Training Room, a $50 Gift Certificate at Joe’s Cafe, a month of FREE World Dance classes…
MEET OUR FABULOUS 2017 EVENT SPONSORS!!!
First Republic Private Wealth Management
Delta Welding and Fabrication
American Riviera Bank
Montecito Bank and Trust
Toyota of Santa Barbara
Project Heal of Santa Barbara
Mary McElhinney Stark, LLC
Christina Sargeant, Hairstylist
Santa Barbara Independent
Trader Joe’s Milpas
Sweat City Fitness
Carpinteria Art Center
BECOME AN EVENT SPONSOR
Businesses and community groups are invited to Sponsor Thriller
and enjoy community-wide visibility and a spotlight at the Sunken Gardens.