Tucson attempts to break world record with 'Thriller' dance

Tucson attempts to break world record with 'Thriller' dance

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Southern Arizonans are invited to put on their scariest zombie outfits or best Michael Jackson costumes and participate in a mass "Thriller" dance at a Tucson resort.

The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa is hosting dancers of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels for an event called "Thrill the World."

It is an attempt to break the world record for the largest choreographed simultaneous "Thriller" dance.

It will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the resort, located at 3800 East Sunrise Drive. Registration will start at 1 p.m. The dance routine will begin at 3 p.m. and will last about 30 minutes.

The classic dance was made famous by Michael Jackson in the '80s.

According to a press release, the current record was set in 2009 when 22,571 people in 264 cities from 33 countries danced "Thriller" at exactly the same time. Participants are asked to bring a minimum of two canned food items to donate to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

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