New York's Village Halloween Parade

Thriller Dance

Michael Jackson Thriller illustration

2023 Village Halloween Parade

We are thrilled to invite new dancers (virgins) and old dancers (vets) back to the graveyard this year!

We will hold one indoor rehearsal to teach you the dance and bring all zombies together outdoors in NYC for one final rehearsal. We can't wait to taste...ahem...see you soon.

'Cause this is Thriller

Since 2004, we have celebrated our combined love of gore and Michael Jackson by performing the infamous Thriller dance in the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. We are between 15 and a million years old, and our dance experience ranges from novice to professional. We eat brains, grrrrrrrrrowl and bite, but most importantly, we boogie.

This Halloween, leave your mundane human life behind and transform into a rotting, dancing cadaver. After studio rehearsals, outdoor practices, and zombie makeup lessons, you'll be hungering for brains in no time.

Learn The Dance

After several restless months clamoring in our coffins, we are pretty stiff. Time to practice the choreography so we don't fall apart out there.

Zombie Bouncers

Have you been decaying too long and don't think you can hobble fast enough for the dance? We have a limited number of zombie bouncer positions available.

Our living spectators often get so excited by our group that they want to join in. We don't want them distracting our zombies with their delicious brains, so it will be up to you to keep them at bay. If you are interested in becoming a zombie bouncer, contact [email protected].

"Thriller is an iconic song and cultural phenomenon that lights people up worldwide. ThrillerNYC embodies that unity, bringing people together through the power of dance."

Jorge E. 10+ years Zombie
Makeda Davis as Michael
      Jackson in Thriller




Registration opens October 1 at noon


A lot goes into organizing a dance of this size (studio space, dance lessons, makeup lessons, brains, water, music and basic graveyard fees). If you or your company is interested in sponsoring our performance please contact Erin.