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Thrill the World: FREE Dance Workshops!

Thu 4 October - Sun 28 October 2018

Did you see the news last October when a zombie horde took over Cathedral Square and busted out Michael Jackson’s Thriller?

We’re doing it all again and this year as part of the inaugural FoUND: Festival of the (Un)Dead which runs for the entire weekend Fri 26-Sun 28 October.

This is your chance to be a part of Christchurch’s newest (and quirkiest) festival. Gather your zombie horde and theme your costumes to be in to win awesome prizes on the day – Sunday 28 October at 11am sharp! Meanwhile, you need to master the moves. The good news is, it has been broken down into the simplest system, and to make it even easier, more fun (and great fitness!), we’re running FREE dance workshops at ITR during the month of October for all ages.


Thurs 4 Oct  10am – 1PM ITR Gloucester Room – School Holiday Fun. Minifies will be demonstrating their zombie make up techniques and there will even be cool makeup kits available for purchase on the day.

Mon 15 Oct  5:30 – 7:30PM ITR Gloucester Room – After Work Work-Out

Tues 24 Oc t 5:30 – 7:30PM ITR Gloucester Room – It’s Not Too Late…

Sunday 28 Oct  9:00AM – Make up workshop with Minifies – Cathedral Square  10:00 AM Final Dance workshop and rehearsal Cathedral Square  11:00 AM (SHARP!) THRILL THE WORLD! Cathedral Square

What’s the purpose, and why ‘Thriller’?

  • to bring dance to people all over the world.
  • to remind everyone that before you believed you couldn’t dance, you did!
  • to connect the Christchurch community with the world, in fun, celebration and dance
  • Thriller is iconic and recognisable with fantastic choreography and it’s easy to learn!

A Charitable Focus In addition to sharing the joy of dance, the celebration of community and the passion for living, Thrill The World was developed so that each individual event around the world could be used to raise money for a local charity. Koha is collected on the day from participating groups or individuals. Here in Christchurch, we’ve chosen to support a programme called ‘Dancing like the Stars’ which is presented annually at the Isaac Theatre Royal. Dancing like the Stars is a free nine-week programme that aims to promote and provide an active lifestyle through dance – a non-competitive form of physical activity – to children who would not normally be able to participate in dance for recreation. The programme has several other benefits, which include building basic social skills and interactions, team building and teaching children about other cultures. 

How to Participate

If you or your organisation are interested in being involved we’d love to hear from you! Register your interest for the FREE workshops on the Facebook event

Telephone: +64-3-366 6326


Street Address:
145 Gloucester Street
New Zealand

Office hours:
Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm.

The ITR onsite Ticketek box office is open Weekdays 10am – 5pm.

At other times you can get in touch with the Ticketek team by calling
0800 842538 or by email










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