Thrill the World
October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An Invasion of the Redmond Town Center
Back for the 11th year! Every year thousands of dancers and spectators shamble, stagger, and shimmy their way down to Redmond Town Center for the annual THRILL THE WORLD REDMOND. After several weeks of Thriller workshops, Zombies aged 8 to 108 invade the Town Center in their best bloody rags for a simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller and raise money for worthwhile charitable causes.
We want YOU to join the horde!
Bring the kids and the grandparents, because this is a family friendly day of fun. Don’t like to dance? Get a ghastly pallor expertly applied by our makeup artists for your souvenir photo, check out fabulous performances from local musicians and actors, and go shopping! Retailers all over the Town Center will be offering special discounts for customers in zombie-wear, and restaurants will be offering discounts, deals, and their signature Zombie Cocktails. And don’t forget to show off your amazing costume in the costume contest! We’ll be giving away “to-die-for” prizes from our shops and restaurants.
Fundraising for Charity
This year we are supporting Team Survivor Northwest. Their mission is to provide a broad range of fitness and health education programs to enable women cancer survivors, in any stage of treatment or recovery and at any fitness level, to take an active role in their ongoing physical and emotional healing.
About Redmond Zombies
Established in 2009, RedmondZombies is the brainchild of Zombie Dance Instructor Teresa Osborn and her husband Paul. When not turning the otherwise sane residents of the Eastside into Thriller dancing undead Zombies, Teresa teaches Zumba, Swing, Salsa, and Ballroom at the Redmond Parks & Recreation Department. She is a national lecturer in Dance in Education, and has been teaching dance to children & adults for 30 years
|12:00pm||Event Opens – Dance Registration Check-In, Photo booth, Zombie Makeup/Zombification Zones|
|12:30pm||Live Music: Ricky Venture Review, Seattle’s premier variety dance band|
|1:00pm||Adult Costume Contest Adult First Round|
|1:30pm||More Live Music from Ricky Venture Review|
|2:00pm||Youth Costume Contest|
|2:30pm||Dancer Registration Check-in Closes|
|2:45pm||Dancers Assemble, Presentation to TSNW|
|3:00pm||“THRILL THE WORLD” World-wide Simultaneous Dance|
|3:10pm||Zombie March, Sign Out and Certificate Pick Up|
|3:15pm||More Live Music from Ricky Venture Review|
“THRILLER” Dance Workshops
Get prepared for the greatest ‘Eastside’ Zombie Party ever, and join Redmond Zombies in the “THRILLER” dance! If you or your kiddos would like to participate on the day of the event, sign up for this family-friendly four-week workshop to learn the dance in preparation for the big day.
Learn Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ dance on Saturday afternoons starting September 29th. Teresa & Brenda make this iconic 5 minute dance easy and fun to learn. Classes available for 8 years and up. Families are welcomed. Wear sneakers/comfortable shoes. Bring water. Arrive 15 minutes before start time – Workshops start and end promptly.
Classes are held on Saturdays, 1:00pm-2:30pm, September 29-October 20th at the Redmond Senior Center: $5 in advance / $7 at the door.
Call (425) 556-2314 to register.