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Zombies wanted for ‘Thriller’ record attempt in St. Petersburg


Published:   |   Updated: October 15, 2013 at 02:11 PM

Dancing zombies will again be moving and grooving to a Michael Jackson classic in St. Petersburg.

Thrill St. Pete, the fifth annual local attempt to help break the record for the largest group dancing the routine from Jackson’s “Thriller” video, will happen at Jannus Landing on at 4 p.m. on Oct. 26. It’s part of the larger “Thrill the World” event, which since 2006 has organized groups to simultaneously recreate the dance in cities around the world.

People of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the dance. Registration is $6 per person at the Dance St. Pete website, with proceeds helping the Pinellas Education Foundation.

Aside from breaking the record for the largest simultaneous “Thriller” dance, the event’s goal is “unity among all the peoples of the world, humanitarianism and environmental stewardship,” a Thrill St. Pete news release said.

There will be two beginner workshops offered for those who want to learn the “Thriller” dance for a $1 donation. One will be Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Suncoast Dance Academy. The other will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. inside the parking garage at the St. Petersburg College downtown campus.

The event is free for spectators.

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