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26 October 2009 @ 09:12 am
WE DID IT  
Approximately 23,000 people in 32 countries danced "Thriller" at the same time
Raising over $85,000 USD for over 80 charities
World Record broken for Largest Simultaneous Thriller Dance with the Record Holders Republic


The 2009 Thrill The World event occurred on October 25th, 2009, at 12:30am GMT/UTC (which was October 24 in some parts of the world). This year's Thrill The World was an unprecedented global success, celebrating the life and music of Michael Jackson.

Now in its third 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 approximately 23,000 people in 32 countries dancing "Thriller" at the same time in 2009. This total easily surpasses last year's record of 4,179 people for Largest Simultaneous Thriller Dance with the Record Holders Republic. This year, TTW raised over $100,000 USD for over 80 charities and non-profit groups.

In July 2009, following the death of Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones acknowledged Thrill The World in an open letter to the media. He wrote, “In every language on the planet, from prison yards in the Philippines to Thrilltheworld.com, that will be the beautiful, grand legacy of Michael Jackson.”

This incredible tribute to Michael Jackson was founded in 2006 by Ines Markelle, a dance choreographer and instructor in Toronto, Canada. It is Markelle’s unprecedented “Thriller” dance instructional teaching videos that make it possible for dancers, non-dancers, young and the young at heart to learn the dance in a very short time. New “Thriller” dancers have then gone on to teach other event participants.

Join us in 2010 as we Thrill The World! Visit www.ThrillTheWorld.com for complete list of events!

Thrill The World
Ines Markelle, Creator and Director
+1‐647‐988‐4637 • ines.ttw@gmail.com
www.ThrillTheWorld.com

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Thrill The World 2009
Message from Ines Markelle
Creator & Director of Thrill The World
 
Dear Participants of Thrill The World,
 
Thank you for being a part of the 3rd annual Thrill The World: a worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
 
This project could not be possible without people like you. Through your commitment and charity work in TTW, you are making a difference in this world…and hopefully having a great time doing it! Keep pursuing your dreams, since you’ve helped me realize a dream by watching as the world comes together in dance.
 
Now that you have completed the dance, there are some last minute details that will help ensure you receive a memento of this amazing experience. Please make sure that your full name and email address are neatly and legibly filled in on the Waiver & Sign In Sheets. Thrill The World 2009 Certificates of Participation can only be emailed to individuals who entered their full name and a correct email address.
[If you do not have an email address, tell your Event Manager to receive the certificate for you and arrange to pick it up in November.]
 
The names of all participants, whose names appear legibly and checked off in the box stating they wish their name to appear on the list, will appear on the 2009 Participant List on www.thrilltheworld.com.
 
If you wish to contact the Event Manager for the event you attended, you can reach them here:
ttw09tuebingen@googlemail.com
 
I hope you keep dancing and know that now you are capable of so much more than you first believed.
 
Your continued support is what makes this happen. Please check out www.inessens.com for upcoming dance DVDs, workshops and other local and global special events.
 
Yours in dance & joy,
 
Ms. Ines Markelle
Creator & Director, Thrill The World
www.thrilltheworld.com
 
(Thrill The World is an entirely volunteer run project for over 3 years. Please Donate to support Ines Markelle, who has dedicated (volunteered) over 3-years to TTW.)

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An dieser Stelle auch noch ein großes Lob und Dankeschön an alle Teilnehmer und Unterstützer! Ihr wart super!

TTW Tübingen auf tagblatt.de: http://www.tagblatt.de/Home/nachrichten/kultur/regionale-kultur_artikel,-Geister-und-Grusel-Schwof-in-globaler-Formation-_arid,81628.html


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metufanipponmetufanippon on October 26th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
OH mein Gott!!!!!!!!!! XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Ich bin so froh!! obwohl ich nicht teilgenommen hab, bin ich gerade so glücklich!! Und gleichzeitig auch traurig ,dass ich nicht dabei war :( Mal sehn ob ichs nächstes Jahr schaff^^;;
Wie viele Teilnehmer waren's denn in Tübingen?
Meine Glückwünsche^^
aRooZa: TTW09arooza on October 26th, 2009 09:42 am (UTC)
Dankeschön!
Wir waren 26 Tänzer in Tübingen.
Und es bleibt ja genug Zeit zu üben für nächstes Jahr! ;)
(Anonymous) on March 2nd, 2010 09:07 am (UTC)
Zertifikate?
Hi Ellen,
bin gerade mal wieder über unser TTW-Video gestolpert, und da fiel mir ein, dass es doch eigentlich gemailte Teilnahme-Zertifikate geben sollte. Weißt Du da was drüber?
Ansonsten habe ich schon einige neue Teilnehmer rekrutiert :D

Liebe Grüße aus Wernau
Anke
aRooZa: TTW09arooza on March 10th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Zertifikate?
Hey Anke!

Leider weiss ich auch noch nichts neues von den Zertifikaten! Das letzte was wir von Ines gehört haben ist, dass sie geradezu in organisatorischem Kram versinkt und uns alle um Geduld bittet. Ich bin aber auch mal gespannt!

LG