Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Watch an Encore Performance in West Seattle


Can't get down to Westlake?  Join us in the West Seattle Junction at the iconic 'all walk' crossing for an encore performance of Thriller at 2pm.  We will be performing during the Trick or Treat in the Junction event for all the families who are there for the annual candy and treat Halloween event.

Thrill the World Record Attempt Location


TBD pending City of Seattle approval.    Join us to dance or join us to watch!  Sound provided by Movin' 92.5

Note from Seattle Thrillers for Rehearsals


Suzanne Simmons of the My World Dance & Fitness studio in Seattle has graciously offered to let us use her beautiful dance studio to learn the Thriller Dance. Our lovely and talented instructor Amy will be leading the instruction!

Here are the dates when we will be rehearsing at
My World in Seattle:

Sat, October 4th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Beginner & Advanced Thriller rehearsal
Sat, October 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Beginner & Advanced Thriller rehearsal
Sun, October 12, 5:00 - 7:00 pm: Beginner & Advanced Thriller rehearsal
Wed, October 22nd, 8:00 pm: Advanced Thiller rehearsal

Sat, October 11, Noon - 1:30 pm: Goodwill Zombie Shopping Trip!

The studio will hold 25 zombies for each rehearsal so please RSVP as soon as you know if you can make it that day.

Free street parking!

My World Dance and Fitness Studio
849 Hiawatha Place South
Seattle, WA 98144

Contact: Suzanne Simmons, Director
Phone: 206-861-2500
Email:
MyWorld@myworld-df.com
Website:
http://myworld-df.com/

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thanks Amy from Seattle Thrillers


A big thank you to Amy from the Seattle Thrillers for helping our newest zombies with the basic dance steps and sharing some awesome tips on how to learn the dance.  We actually danced the entire routine to just the music. 

It's not too late to join!  Between the two groups there are lots of rehearsals so don't be shy.  The Seattle Thriller rehearsal schedule is on their Meetup Space 

Please take note of the schedule change for Saturday, October 18th:

10am - 12 Noon at the Admiral Theater
1pm to 4pm West Seattle Christian Church (bring your costume) we'll also have make up tips. 

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17th - Dance is DONE!


Huge milestone last night for us as we finished the final two lessons which completes the core steps for Thriller. We finished up lessons 7 & 8 and then practiced the full 5 minute and 37 second dance....twice!

If you missed the rehearsal the final two lessons are here:


Here's the full dance

It helped to have a rehearsal room that was twice the size of our former space, a new DVD (once I figured out how the DVD player worked) and great speakers.  

Our next rehearsal is Wednesday, September 24th at 8:15pm at West Seattle Christian Church community room, map here.  Just look for the 'Thriller Dance' sign and go through the glass doors.  Our next rehearsal will focus on parts of dance we need to review so it's a great time to join as you will be able to catch up!  Plus we'll go through the complete dance twice!   

Zombie Dancin'

video Here's a video clip from the West Seattle Blog of our dance rehearsal.   


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

West Seattle Zombie Blog & Beyond




Click for a West Seattle Zombie blog that includes a Zombie Crawl October 26th which is a part of a Zombie Fest World Zombie Day

Read on for more about Zombie Fest......

World Zombie Day™ is the day that all ghouls from Kentucky to Kokomo, from Atlanta to Afghanistan, from Washington to Wales, and from Pittsburgh to Puerto Rico can celebrate together in a near orgy of blood covered bliss!! 

Every major and minor city of the world that has ever hosted a zombie walk can band together and give one solid groan heard WORLDWIDE for the zombie cause! 

RISE UP UNDEAD BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!  NOW IS OUR TIME TO GROAN AND SHAMBLE FOR WORLD HUNGER!! 

World Zombie Day™ will be a day when all fans of zombie culture can join together. There will be an international charity event done throughout the cities involved to help alleviate world hunger, and this will be a first. 

Sunday, September 14, 2008

IMPORTANT! Zombie xing Ahead!!


Is it me or did the room seem to get smaller as we were learning the classic 'stomp' routine? 

Our host, Dan Jacobs from Ginomai, and I had a discussion this week about space as it's been on everyone's mind that the current room is too small.  He was kind enough to give us a much larger community room right across the street from Ginomai at West Seattle Christian Church.  The community room holds 50+ people, has a much bigger screen and better speakers.  Here's a link to a map  but it's really right across the street, just walk through the parking lot and go through the open door on the backside of the building. Look for the sign pointing the way! 

Rehearsals still start at 8pm BUT the first 15 minutes will be reserved for any discussions or follow-up.  We'll start rehearsing at 8:15pm and go until 9:15pm.     

Location Short List!


Thanks to Keith for scouting out some potential sites for our world record attempt. Please click here to view the sites and let's make a decision on our next practice night of Wednesday, September 17th.  

Suggested sites are from the group:
Water Taxi Dock
Admiral Theater
Easy Street Records
Statue of Liberty Plaza
Artswest



Thursday, September 11, 2008

Zombie Costume Ideas


Need some help with your costume?  Here's a list of ideas!  Your costume needs to be complete by Saturday, October 18th.

Registration Form


If you would like to join us, here is our registration form.  Please print and bring with you to the next rehearsal!


Dance Rehearsal Wed Sept 10th


We had a couple of technical challenges last night but onward and upward, next Wednesday we'll get caught up on our one lesson we didn't cover.

We're about half-way through the dance and everyone is smashing!  Our next rehearsal is Wednesday, September 17th at 8pm.  We're also going to add two additional rehearsals, Saturday & Sunday, October 18th & 19th at Ginomai.  Time TBD.

We also started thinking about our costumes and everyone received a zombie costume suggestion sheet.  

OK!  So our lessons for next Wednesday are:




These final lessons will complete the dance, from that point forward it's just repeats.  We have 20 'zombie' dancers and everyone is doing great.  You can still join us, just practice lessons 1 through 5 before next Wednesday.     


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Charity for our Event


West Seattle Food Bank
3419 SW Morgan St
Seattle, WA 98126




We would like to announce our charity for the Thrill the World record attempt is the West Seattle Food Bank.  We will be asking that everyone who would like to come watch us dance (location to be disclosed soon) please bring a non-perishable food item.   

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Rehearsal A Hit!!



This is a picture of our first rehearsal and it was amazing! In no particular order is: Kari, Chris, Kirsten, Megan, Kimbra, Suzanne, Katie, Julia, Tara, Heather, Dinah, Larry, Keith and Diane.

We were able to get through 3 sections of the routine listed here:

Lesson 1 Zombie March

Lesson 2 March Booty Swim

Lesson 3 Shuffle Ha Slide

Please join us next week 8pm at Ginomai for our second rehearsal the more zombies the better! If you missed tonight's session, don't worry!! Just practice the 3 lessons above and come prepared next week to practice with us. We'll review all the lessons before moving onto our next segment which will be:

Lesson 4 Hip N' Roar

Lesson 5 Wuz Up

Lesson 6 Oh Snap Rock On

We'll put all 6 lessons together at this point so come prepared to dance.

To see the full dance click here but don't be alarmed as the steps repeat. If you want to email us with questions email Lora at lora@hotwirecoffee.com

Dance Videos Tonight Wed Sept 3rd 8pm


We've created a link for tonight's dance videos so you know what you're in for!  At work?  No worries, just bust out some moves :) See you tonight at 8pm Ginomai or if you can't make it just practice the dance steps and we'll see you next week. 

Tonight is a short orientation and we'll be handing out the dance script which is already posted on the blog.

Our 2 dance videos and the full demo for this evening are:



Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dance Script Added!




First Rehearsal Wednesday, September 3rd

It's our first rehearsal at Ginomai this Wednesday at 8pm.  We only have seven rehearsals before the big event but this is a super easy dance so I'm sure we'll get through this very quickly!  We're all looking forward to being a part of a WORLD RECORD.  If you need to contact us email is best lora@hotwirecoffee.com.