Dozens of participants and a few zombies will rise up for Albion’s now annual “Thriller" dance mob Monday, October 31, at 7 p.m. in Albion College's Quadrangle, located on Cass Street between Huron and Hannah Streets (parking available on Cass and Huron Streets).
The performance is a live recreation of Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” video. Audience members should be on the Quadrangle by 7:10 p.m., as the performance is less than 10 minutes long.
Several classes will be held for anyone wishing to be part of the performance. It is necessary to attend just one class in order to learn the dance.
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Stirling Books and Brew (119 N. Superior)
Monday, October 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m., The Ludington Center (101 N. Superior)
Wednesday, October 25, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Albion College Kellogg Center, 2nd Floor
Friday, October 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m., The Ludington Center
Sunday, October 29, 2:30 to 4 p.m., The Ludington Center
New in 2017, the Albion Department of Recreation and professional dancer Kristy Clement will host rehearsals for ‘zombies’ under 15. These classes will be slower-paced. Kristy will teach the first half of the choreography on Oct. 17 and the second half on Oct. 19. Parents are welcome!
Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Marshall Opportunity School (225 Watson)
Thursday, October 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Marshall Opportunity School
The first community “Thriller” dance, held in 2015, included more than 60 participants, including schoolchildren, community members and a visitor from Florida. The success of the event prompted organizers to host it again in 2016 and this year.
The "Thriller" event is free and open to the public. Online tutorials of the choreography are also available. For more information, see http://www.thrillerday.net or contact Harnish at , 517/629-0309.