The first part of a complete series of the authentic Michael Jackson's Thriller dance routine, broken down step-by-step by Terry Chasteen of Washington DC, so that anyone can eventually learn this iconic and ground-breaking choreography from beginning to end.
BY ROGER CORMIER
Michael Jackson's 1982 album Thriller needs no introduction, but here we are. It’s the all-time best-selling album worldwide. It was also critically acclaimed, bestowed with a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards. It launched Michael Jackson into superstardom, and the artist—and the music industry—were never the same again. Here are some of the 21 facts about the album,
20 THE "THRILLER" VIDEO PLAYED IN A MOVIE THEATER SO THAT IT COULD QUALIFY FOR AN OSCAR.
21. MANY FANS THOUGHT THE UPC BARCODE ON "THRILLER" WAS MICHAEL JACKSON’S HOME PHONE NUMBER.
WhenThursday, October 31, 2019, 5:30 – 8 p.m. EDT
SponsorSpecial Smithsonian Event
Event Location1000 Jefferson Dr. SW
CostFree. Registration required.Get Ticketswww.eventbrite.com…Related Events Thrills at the Castle
Learn the iconic choreography from ght by Terry Chasteen of DanceSport Dupont, at the Smithsonian Castle! Start your night off at 5:30pm with a spoo Thriller, tauky docent-led tour of the Smithsonian's oldest building, and stay for the dance lesson which kicks off at 6pm. Enjoy concessions and drinks available for purchase.
The 1983 music video for the Michael Jackson song "Thriller," directed by John Landis, was launched and played regularly on MTV, helping the album Thriller become the best-selling album in history. The Library of Congress described it as "the most famous music video of all time," and in 2009, it became the first music video inducted into the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.
a “Thriller” evening at the Smithsonian Castle on Thurs. Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30pm, as part of the Smithsonian Year of Music: https://music.si.edu/
First we would screen the full “Thriller” video, and then have a class where you’d teach the routine. This would be a free event for the public—adults, teens, kids, families, etc.—so a large percentage of non-dancers J