A thrilling dance troupe of zombies invades Golden

Dancers of all levels came together in Golden to take part in the “Thrill the World” event held on Oct. 26.

Dancers of all levels came together in Golden to take part in the “Thrill the World” event held on Oct. 26.

Ths is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Every October, since 2006, dancers turn themselves into funky zombies, and gather to synchronize their watches and dance to the greatest selling record of all time.

This year in Golden, Louisa Balbi decided to continue her tradition of being involved with the event. It was during a stay in hospital that Balbi decided she was going to learn to dance to some song.

“I wanted to learn one dance. I thought about what dance I could learn and pull it out every year or at events,” she said.

After talking to her best friend in Ottawa (who came to Golden to take part this year), she performed in the event for the first time.

After that they have done it every year in places like Coney Island and Toronto.

This year 16 dancers performed the song in Golden.

“Next year I want to make it bigger and get everyone out to learn the dance,” Balbi said.

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