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Michael Jackson enthusiasts learn Thriller dance hoping to breaking world record

Thrill the World (B. Nelson)

A group of Nebraskan's are joining others across the world, in the spirit of Halloween, and learning a choreographed dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller for an event called Thrill the World.

"The reason why we do this dance is because we're trying to break the Guinness Book of World Records of the most people in the entire world, we're not even talking just the United States, we're talking about the entire world, doing this Thriller dance all at the same time," said Kearney director, Katie Moore.

The group practices weekly, and everyone is encouraged to join.

"Of course we'd love to gain as many people as we can," said participant Brandie Nelson.

"Last year was our first year," said Moore. "We kind of put Nebraska on the map for doing the Thriller dance and so I really would like to get a bigger group this year. That is our goal is to get a bigger group and just to have fun with it."

If someone can not make the practices, there are other ways to learn the moves.

"You can go on YouTube and find the videos of the dance and you can practice yourself," said Moore. "There's a slower version with the commands and then there's a faster version that we'll be doing without the commands.

On October 28 at 10 p.m. participants will come to the World Theatre, dressed as zombies to perform the dance, joining others from across the globe all doing the same.

"It's a lot of fun getting involved with a lot of different people and getting to know a lot of people and just having the time of our lives," said Nelson.

To join the fun, practice is at 8 p.m. Mondays at Ktown Shakedown.

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