This is the first video in a series of 40 youtube clips that teaches you how to dance the Thriller. Do not be intimidated by the number of videos! Most of the videos are only 2 minutes and many are just quick tips and demos of the eight sections of choreography. The director of Thrill the World breaks down each dance move slowly and easily so that beginning dancers will have no problem with it.

Watch this video first to understand how the rest of the instruction works. Then, for the rest of the videos, visit youtube or We suggest that you take some time on your own to learn the dance at home so you have the opportunity to learn at your own pace, rewinding and rewatching the clips as needed. The entire dance takes approximately 2 hours to learn, but do a little at a time! The more you do it the easier it gets!

The Dance

Here is what the final result will look like...All the choreography is taken from the original dance Michael Jackson did in the music video. In order for it to count for the world record the dance must be at least 5 minutes long and done to the original song. The radio cut of Thriller is not the same as the extended cut for the music video and the zombies only dance for 2 minutes in the music video. So the moves were taken, lengthen, and moved around so that it would fit the song that you would normally hear at a dance or on the radio. 

Thrill the world event Bedford, NH