October 23rd 2010 marked the fifth annual attempt to break the world record for the most people dancing worldwide simultaneously to Michael Jacksons 80′s hit Thriller. Over 200 events were recorded in 25 countries with more than 6000 participants making the attempt. Sadly the record was not broken but a fun time was had by everyone.
Dancer and choreographer Ines Markeljevic, founder and director of Thrill The World, chooses to divide up the time zones so everyone around the world can participate at reasonable hours of the day. “I’m amazed that in the past few years people would hold a 4 a.m. event just to be a part of Thrill The World,” said Markeljevic. “With two Thrill times this year, it is more convenient for people of all ages to participate.”
Markeljevic conceived the event in 2006 originally as a performance solely in her native city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which drew 62 participants and set the first Guinness World Record for Largest Thriller Dance. Through her comprehensive and easy to follow instructional Thriller dance video, Markeljevic has inspired amateur and professional dancers of all ages to learn the iconic dance quickly and with relative ease. In many cases, these amateur dancers go on to teach Thriller at their own events in the years following. Last year’s attendance broke all previous records with the Record Holders Republic as 22,596 participants in 33 countries danced Thriller in tribute to the late King of Pop. Read More | Comments