Dancers wanted for Kenwood ‘Thriller’ event

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October 24, 2012 by Sarah M

Aspiring “Thriller” dancers are rehearsing this weekend for Kenwood’s annual Halloween block party.

A call is out for dancers to meet at the Kenwood Recreation Center on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. They will perform in full zombie attire Oct. 27 at Penn & West 21st Street as part of a simultaneous world dance event, in which thousands of people from around the world will dance the choreography to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at 2 p.m. sharp.

The “Thrill the World” event was created by a Canadian dancer who wanted to set a world record for the largest simultaneous Thriller dance. The record was set in 2009, when 22,000 people danced in 33 countries.

The neighborhood block party runs from 1-8 p.m. Oct. 27, sponsored by the Kenwood Isles Area Association. The event features zombie makeovers, pumpkin painting (3-5 p.m.), strolling performers, creation stations, treats and cider, and author Elizabeth Larson, who will sign copies of her book “UNBORED: The Essential Guide to Serious Fun.” In addition to the 2 p.m. Thriller dance, a second, spookier dance will take place at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit the Facebook page “Thrill The World (Kenwood, Minneapolis)”

— Michelle Bruch

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