Thriller Dance Practice Has Begun

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Updated: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 02:18:04 EST

It takes hard work and dedication to become a dancing zombie and Pilar Wilder has begun training a fresh crop would be undead for Macon's annual Thriller Dance.
 

Started by Brad and Meghan Evans of the 11th Hour Community Paper in 2006,  it's grown every year, taking over Cherry Street..


This years group of dancers at the first practice had no problem picking up the steps.
     
"Oh my gosh they are amazing and the biggest first night crown we've ever had, I'm not sure how many are back there but there are quite a few. We are well on our way to 100 zombies back there." -Pilar Wilder/Hiyaya Dance Theater

Most of the dancers are just learning the Thriller dance but Charity Naim has been taking part in the event for 7 years.

"I love it. I love the friendship. The performance is intense the night of, it's fun." -Charity Naim

Some say they had no idea about the event until they happened up on the practice.

"We were at the park and it looks fun, so I decided to do it, and I like Michael Jackson Music." -Shataejha Crawford

And if you want to join in on the fun there's still plenty of time and maybe best of all is the price, free.

The group practices Thursday nights at Tattnall Square Park at 7pm or you can contact Hiyaya dance theater at 478-254-5497

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