What Is Thrill The World?
“Thrill The World” is friends, families and other local residents who each year join together with thousands of people around the globe to celebrate Michael Jackson’s talent by dancing simultaneously to “Thriller!”
But TTW is more than just dancing to a six-minute song. This is a “global community” project that is inspiring others to break down barriers, connect with people of all religions, race, political and economic persuasions, contribute to helping humanity, encourage environmental stewardship and encourage people to step up as leaders, visionaries and creators.
Elliott Joachim started the “Thriller” event in Ajijic in 2010 with a mere seven people. Everyone thought they were crazy and they probably were, but they had fun dressed up as Zombies and doing the same dance that thousands of people around the world were doing at the same time. Now it has become a major annual event here in Ajijic. In 2015, the Zombie horde swelled to 65 people strong who managed to raise over 200,000 pesos in sponsorships from their friends, families and even complete strangers for Cruz Roja. If you did not see the event last year, there were hundreds of people packed in the Plaza to witness the show.
Unfortunately, Elliott passed away earlier this year but her dream was to have a horde of over 100 Zombies. In her memory, because we know she is watching, we are calling for Zombies to rise up and make that dream happen. Our rehearsals for “Thrill the World” Ajijic 2016 will begin on Saturday, September 10th from 1 PM – 3 PM at Club Exotica at the back of El Jardin Restaurant on the Ajijic Plaza. The rehearsals will then continue on Wednesday from 5 PM – 7 PM and Saturday from 1 PM – to 3 PM until the show on October 29th at 5 PM sharp. Come learn the dance (no experience necessary), have fun, raise some money for Cruz Roja and ROCK ON!
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