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Eighth annual Thriller event Oct. 28

October 26, 2009

This Wednesday night, the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom will be filled with dancing zombies and other Halloween creatures for the eighth annual Thriller event sponsored by Campus Recreation.

Learn to dance to 'Thriller'

Members of the CSU community can spend the evening learning the dance routine to "Thriller," one of Michael Jackson's most famous music videos of all time.

All are welcome regardless of dancing ability. The Thriller event is a fun way to get in a good workout, learn some new dance moves and celebrate Halloween.

"It is a great way to let loose and send the message that active/healthy living can be fun," said Fitness Coordinator Nicole LaRocque.

The event has become very popular on campus. According to LaRocque, last year's event brought in about 400 people, and this year they are hoping for 600 to 700 participants. 

Costumes encouraged

Participants are also encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to add to the fun. In past years, many students have put on their best zombie make-up and tattered clothing as a nod to the original music video.

LaRocque said that participants' attire has since expanded to include all types of unique costumes.

"People love Halloween and want to wear their costumes more than once so they just started wearing their costumes to Thriller," LaRoque said. 

Contests, prizes, and more

Of course, it wouldn’t be a true celebration of “Thriller” without a dance-off. Participants can compete to win the "Best Michael Jackson Dance Contest." Other prizes will be awarded through out the night as well. Most of all, LaRocque said the event simply serves as a source of fun and entertainment for all of its participants. 

"You can let loose and have a great time," LaRocque said. "If people are in the mood to just let it all out in a positive, energetic environment then Thriller is the place to be."

Event information

When: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 8-9:30 p.m.

Where: Lory Student Center Main Ballroom

This free event is open to the CSU community and is sponsored by Campus Recreation.

Contact: Nicole LaRocque
Phone: (970) 491-7312