Thriller Afterglow 2017

“The world has to be thrilled by these Americans at work to change lives.
You are all so amazing! Your event will change many lives in Rwanda.
We live 9,000 miles away, but we were all with you in spirit!”
                                                                          ~ Justin Bisengimana, WD4H Rwanda Program Director


 On Saturday, Oct. 28th at 3:00pm, 200 World Dance Zombies rose from the lawn of Santa Barbara’s stunning Courthouse Sunken Gardens to perform Michael Jackson’s iconic dance in sync with groups all over the world as part of Thrill the World. This is the 7th year World Dance for Humanity hosted the event, which included 26 flashmobs all over town leading up to Halloween.

We are so grateful to everyone who helped make this our best Thriller ever. What a whirlwind of fun, collaboration, connection, and community! To grasp the size and scope of Thriller 2017, visualize:

 273 People learning the dance at 28 practices
 200 Zombies performing together at the Sunken Gardens  
36 Flashmobs over 2 weeks in SB, Carpinteria, Montecito & Santa Ynez
$26,764 raised for our Rwanda Education Fund and $1,000 for the Westside Boys & Girls Club!


Thriller 2017 Photos

NewsPress Cover Story

Arlene Satterlee, Annetta Patrick, Diane Mielk, Marcy O’Hara, Emily Carey & Tom Foreman,
Lola Paredes, Whitney Fink, Olga Pinal, Betsy Stivers, Katherine Wolfe!

Click here to donate to our Rwanda Education Fund,
or send a check for “WD4H” to 906 Nopal, SB 93103

Contact Janet for info re: Thriller 2018!

 And Thank You to Our Fabulous In-Kind Donors!

Golden Rooster Transportation & Wine Tours, Trader Joe’s, Peet’s Coffee,
The Training Room, Industrial EatsJoe’s Cafe, SB Volume Lash, Le Rêve Day Spa,
Bill Krebs and the Sunbum Sailboat, Celina Hunt, and Louise Janis