Ballet Austin Offers Thriller Dance Workshop

Sources: Ballet Austin – | All Things Michael


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND… Find your inner zombie and learn one of the most requested choreographies ever made…THRILLER!

The THRILLER workshop is offered on Tuesdays for 4 weeks or Thursdays for 4 weeks. Both workshops will culminate in one huge Thriller Zombie dance class on Tuesday, October 28 at Ballet Austin. (optional but you won’t want to miss the zombie fun of dancing with the mob!)

In addition, be a part of a fun public Halloween THRILLER event (Thriller flash mob on Halloween night at Fan Fest! 9:30pm across the street from Ballet Austin. Optional participation but lots of fun! Details TBD)

If you have always wanted to learn the famous moves from Michael Jackson’s Thriller, or if this is an annual tradition and you just want to polish your moves, then this workshop is for you!


This 4-week workshop will break down the Thriller choreography in sections and put together a full group routine by the final night.

By the end of four weeks you will know the entire routine well enough to be the hit at the Halloween party and impress your ghoulish friends.

Everyone welcome, from the complete beginner with no dance experience, to those who’ve been dancing all their lives.

So…revive a group of your zombie friends, dress up in your vintage Lycra and grab your sweatpants cause this will be HOT and take you back in time!

Check out the original Thriller choreography on youtube:
4-Weeks. $60

Dates: Sept. 30, 2014 to Oct. 28, 2014 @ 8:30 PM, Room: AVStudioTheater


Ballet Austin
501 W. 3rd St
Austin, TX

Contact name: Vicki Parsons – (512-501-8704)


This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday and Thursday. Workshop is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Get Ready For Thrill The World NYC!

Sources: Thrill The World NYC | All Things Michael




Thrill The World Is An Annual World-Wide Simultaneous Dance Of “Thriller” For World Records And
Charity. A Global Tribute To Michael Jackson.


Thrill The World NYC, which was featured on NBC’s Today show last year, is holding their 6th annual event on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 from 3pm-7pm in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY on the Boardwalk. Go to to sign up to be a part of this historic worldwide event. There are classes teaching Michael Jackson’s THRILLER dance (90 minutes for $20) starting
September 17th leading up to the big dance on October 25 th! Thrill the World NYC is currently raising  money for its event selling t-shirts on as well as holding a collection on Thrill Day for The Pajama Program which gives new pajamas and new children’s books to kids in need. Visit the website and register today!


About Thrill The World:

The 2014 Thrill The World event is set for Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 PM, GMT/UTC Thrill
The World 2014 already has events in 9 countries around the world who have registered to
participate. Our biggest record yet was of course in 2009 when Michael Jackson passed away, as a
global tribute, we had 278 registered events from 32 countries combining worldwide a total of 22,923 zombies. We broke The Record Holders Republic Record for Largest Simultaneous Thriller Dance as well as rose over $85,000 USD for 80 different charities. This year’s Thrill The World aims to be an unprecedented global celebration of the life and music of Michael Jackson. Our goal is to have 1 million people dancing Thriller at the exact same time. Now in its 9th year, Thrill The World’s participant numbers have increased exponentially from the initial 62 dancers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2006, which resulted in a Guinness World Record, to 4,179 dancers in 10 countries in 2008. Thrill The World’s founder and creator is Ines Markeljevic.

About Thrill The World NYC:

Since 2009, we have successfully raised awareness and support for other various charitable organizations such as VH1 Save The Music, UNICEF, Boomer Esiason Foundation, Eve Ensler’s V-Day Campaign and One Billion Rising, and our favorite  charity The Pajama Program.

Our community outreach (Michael Jackson dance program) has benefited many different Schools,
Hospitals, and Recreation Centers. We have performed all over New York City being featured in
movies & various different parades (We led the 7th Annual Dance Parade in 2013). Professional
performances held for AMC’s Walking Dead, Citifield, Irving Plaza, Roseland Ballroom, Terminal 5
with last year actually performing on the NBC Today Show. This spring we were featured in ZOMBIES! magazine by Beckett Entertainment.

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Time: 3pm-7pm (Coney Island) with main THRILLER DANCE event at 6pm EDT
Location: Coney Island – Boardwalk, Brooklyn, New York

Contact Person: Amada Anderson
Telephone Number: 646-246-5844
Email Address:

Press release sent by Thrill The World NYC

CLU To Thrill The World With Flash Mob

Sources: The Echo | All Things Michael


Pop culture references and terms are as unavoidable as getting Michael Jackson’s song “Thriller” stuck in your head. The YouTube universe has once again taken over the social sphere to showcase the flash mob and turn it into a mainstream phenomenon.

A flash mob is a group performance in which an immense amount of people meet at a specified location to perform a deliberate act, and either bewilder or completely dismay the passerby.

You might remember the two over the top New York City flash mobs that were showcased in “Friends with Benefits” starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. Kunis showed Timberlake a flash mob in Grand Central Station to shine light on the hundreds of people coming together and connecting in the hub of the city that never sleeps.

If school is stressing you out and you need an event to just have fun and come together with your fellow classmates, then Thrill the World is an event for you.

On Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. California Lutheran University will be part of a world wide flash mob.

Thrill the World is a worldwide performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” put on to benefit World Dance for Humanity and their efforts to build a school in Rwanda.

Cal Lutheran will be having a performance day right here on campus as part of its Day of Dance thanks to Cal Lutheran Theatre Arts professor Barbara Wegher-Thompson, who worked for a year to bring this event to fruition.

“The entire Day of Dance/Thrill the World is an outgrowth of information that was given to me last year by one student in a class assignment for Theater Arts 102 Introduction to Dance,” Wegher-Thompson said. “In her paper she explained about taking part in a Thrill the World Event in Santa Barbara that was hosted by a non-profit organization called World Dance for Humanity.”

“World Dance for Humanity bridges cultures through movement and helps people in need by supporting small, sustainable, grassroots projects locally and in the developing world. All charitable donations and class fees go to underserved communities where a small amount of money can inspire hope and change lives, and where we can develop deep connections to the people we serve,” according to

Wegher-Thompson said as soon as she learned about the event and the non-profit she knew she wanted to see it at Cal Lutheran.

“The university is striving to increase dance as an academic offering and the humanitarian and global aspect of both Thrill the World and World Dance for Humanity is such a fit for CLU’s mission statement,” Wegher-Thompson said.

The entire community is invited to come out to one or all of the dance classes that will be held in order to learn the “Thriller” dance for the flash mob.

“I’ll definitely be attending at least one of the classes. I love to dance and getting to do what I love while getting to help others in a different country do what they love as well is incredible,” sophomore Marbella Jimenez said. “I wouldn’t miss it. I might even bring my little sister to join.”

Not only will the Thrill the World performance be fun and for a good cause, students on campus believe it to be one of the most exciting things to happen at Cal Lutheran in a very long time. This movement is well known worldwide. With a quick Google search multiple links pop up to “Thrill the World — here” which offer information to every community around.

Cal Lutheran and all of the participants in the flash mob will be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records. This is what is motivating junior Nicole Ignozzitto.

“The dance and charity aspect are a fun and great part of this whole program but the best part is this whole world record thing. It’s going to be super cool to be able to see how that whole process works and be in the midst of it all,” said Ignozzitto.

In addition to the world record excitement happening, all of Cal Lutheran’s Day of Dance will be occurring throughout the school. The main “Thriller” performance will take place at 3 p.m. in Kingsmen Park and people are encouraged to dress as zombies. 1:30 p.m. is when the day kicks off with a dance party.

Other festivities will also include a yoga master class in the studio from 8-9 a.m., jazz from 9:15- 10:45 a.m. and contemporary from 11 – 12:30 p.m. Events are free but donations will be accepted in benefit of World Dance for Humanity.

If you are interested in learning the “Thriller” dance in order to be on point during the flash mob, classes will be held Tuesdays on Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, from 6-7 p.m.. The class open for students is from 6-7 p.m., while the faculty and staff class is from 7-8p.m. There are also Saturday classes available on Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 in Gilbert Arena from 10- 11 a.m. Each class will be open to the first 55 people in attendance.


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In The Studio With Michael Jackson – Seminar Updates

Sources: In the Studio With Michael Jackson | All Things Michael


I am blown away by the response of our seminars coming to Europe next month – Germany is fully sold out on Nov 1st! I cannot add anymore tickets to that date, as the studio is filled to capacity, however I am looking at adding a second Frankfurt seminar on Sunday, Nov 2nd. I will make an announcement this coming week.

Japan… I hear you! We have been working with some friends in Tokyo and we are in the early stages of offering a series of seminars in January, 2015. Details to be released soon.

2015 will also bring us back to a few cities in the US and Canada. I am looking for some people to help organize events in Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Gary and Houston. If you are interested in bringing “In The Studio With MJ – V2.0″ to your city, drop me a note at

Lastly, your comments and support of late have been greatly appreciated. I shared with you a few weeks ago that the MJ Estate has requested that certain elements of my seminar be removed, and I have obliged. I have also been working overtime to rework the seminar and make it fresh, new, interesting and fun for everyone. Please reserve your anger and frustration for issues that really matter in this world and in your community.

I offer these seminars as a way of celebrating and sharing Michael’s talent, working style, humor, drive and friendship to his fans. I was honored to be part of an amazing team of people who saw and helped Michael’s music and dreams come to life.

During the “Dangerous” album, one of our young engineers (Bart) had to have a heart valve replaced due to a birth defect. It was very major surgery (this story has a happy ending, don’t worry!), and we threw him a party in the studio on his last day. His wife and family was there, and Michael was right in the middle of it. We all gave him little gifts to keep him occupied during his stay in the hospital, but Michael outdid us all (in a good way!), but giving him a video player and bag after bag of movies to watch. They also had a really cool friendship both before and after the surgery, and Bart went on to work with me on countless projects at Neverland. (We are still friends to this day).

Here’s my point. Michael didn’t have to come to the party, or flood Bart with gifts, but he did. Bart was someone that we all loved and cared about, even though he wasn’t a celebrity or a Hollywood VIP, he was just a good guy, a hard worker, and a valued part of the team. Right now you likely know someone like Bart who is going through a rough time. Drop them a note, bring them a gift, offer them a helping hand. That does a lot more good than finding things to gripe about online.

OK… time for me step down from the soapbox, but thanks for your friendship and support. I look forward to meeting many of you in the coming months, and I hope you can one day join me “In The Studio.”

Have a great day, and Keep The Faith! – Brad

Michael Jackson Skate Party: A Thriller Halloween Extravaganza!

Sources: Dreamland Roller Rink | All Things Michael


October 10, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Lola Star is conjuring up a funk of 40 thousand years and grisly ghouls from every tomb …For no mere mortal can resist THE THRILLER ROLLER DISCO!!!!!! Halloween is just around the corner, along with the beast with forty eyes, this is not just your imagination… Lola Star IS throwing her spookiest Roller Disco to celebrate the King of Pop at Dreamland in Prospect Park!!! Group together all your closest PYT’s as we awake the living dead with the best disco in town!!!! We won’t stop till you get enough and the ghosts of disco will haunt this soiree till they’ve satisfied their hunger for Halloween!!!! If you wanna be startin’ somethin’ we advise you check under your bed to see if the boogie man has your roller skates and come join the Hocus Pocus at Dreamland! It’s sure to be so much fun you will have trouble sleeping at night!!! BOOOOOO!!!!!

* DJ spinning rockin’ Michael Jackason tunes, roller disco grooves & Disco classics.

* Dazzling Performances

* Super smooth polished concrete skate surface – Indoor wheels recommended

* DRESS UP! Thriller ZOMBIES!!! Halloween costumes! Michael Jackson gloves! Billie Jean jackets!

* Costume contest with fabulous prize from Lola Star Souvenir Boutique on the Coney Island Boardwalk

*Dance Skate competition with moves that will blow your mind! Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Bluestone Cafe at Lakeside!

*Advanced ticket purchasing is highly recommended. Our last few skate parties have sold out! So please buy your tickets in advance to ensure you’ll be able to party with us and you won’t have to spend your night waiting in a huge line!! Advanced Tickets to our Thriller Skate party available here:

Dreamland is much more than a traditional roller skating experience – it’s a mind blowing extravaganza. Skaters flock to Dreamland’s themed skate parties dressed in glittering 80s roller disco attire to be dazzled the best roller disco DJs in the country, fabulous skate dance contests, roller dance lessons, and a dazzling array of fabulous burlesque and carnival arts performers.

Lakeside is a 16,000 square foot covered rolling rink overlooking Prospect Park Lake, a fabulous green roof terrace, and beer, wine and specialty menu selections from Bluestone Café.

Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco at Lakeside Prospect Park is only $15.00 per person and includes admission and skate rentals and takes place between the hours of 8:00pm – 10:30pm. 21 and over. Advanced Tickets to our Thriller Skate party available here:

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Liam Payne Attends Michael Jackson One

Sources: Las Vegas Sun – By Robin Leach | All Things Michael

Liam Payne of One Direction, right, with cast member “Beggar Boy” of Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson One” on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Mandalay Bay.

Liam Payne of One Direction, right, with cast member “Beggar Boy” of Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson One” on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Mandalay Bay.

Liam Payne of One Direction attended the late performance of“Michael Jackson One” by Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay on Monday night. Flying solo without his British bandmates, he was with other friends, and all met the cast post-show.

Liam Payne of One Direction, front center in the denim shirt and white sneakers, with the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson One” on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Mandalay Bay.

Liam Payne of One Direction, front center in the denim shirt and white sneakers, with the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson One” on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Mandalay Bay.


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The Rock And Pop Museum’s Michael Jackson Exhibition Is Extended

Sources: Edited and Translated By – All Things Michael | WN


Gronau – In recent months, many fans of the King of Pop came to rock’n’pop museum. In addition to the interested museum visitors traveled all fan clubs with buses and even went costumes through the exhibition. To give the fans and music lovers a little longer time to get an insight into the life of Michael Jackson, the popular exhibition will be extended by four weeks. Thus, it only ends on 19 October.


Get to see the visitors an extract from the “Dittmar Collection”, the private collection of Chris Dittmar Julian, one of the largest and most valuable Michael Jackson collections worldwide. Hundreds of exhibits, the collector from his possession compiled., With the aim to bring visitors to both the private individual as well as the Mega Star closer, who held the world breathless for decades.

1799176_1416730941942085_7468422649560292797_o 10257116_1416731085275404_6725306315572389929_o 10329731_1416040555344457_7963697120575128170_o The book “Michael Jackson Memorabilia – The Dittmar Collection” was released on June 24th, 2014. It shows a selection of amazing memorabilia from the life and career of the King Of Pop. It has 80 pages with unreleased pictures of items like owned and worn clothes by Michael Jackson, RIAA Awards presented to MJ, Busts and Lifesize Figures, Tour Tickets from all around the world etc. . You can buy the new book here for 14,95 EURO + 4,95 shipping costs:

Among the items on exhibit include garments of the singer, including an original Billie Jean jacket that he wore in Pensacola during rehearsals for his “BAD World Tour” in 1988, also a worn and signed by the artist shoe. Another eye-catching are several original awards, such as: a Platinum Award, the Michael Jackson was sold for 7 million records, CDs and cassettes of the album “Dangerous” presented. The skurrileren exhibits include an original invitation to the private funeral and burial of Michael Jackson, which was held in Glendale on September 3, 2009 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.



Video clips and audio round off the varied appearance of the exhibition. About audio guide, the visitor receives detailed information about the objects that are a little lift the self-imposed veil of legend.