Several months ago, dozens of dancers began training to zombie walk and booty swim their way through a mass synchronized performance of Michael Jackson's thriller.

The celebration, called "Thrill the World" will take place in the Inner Harbor at 8 p.m. Saturday.

As of today, about 275 have registered to perform the dance.


At the exact same time, thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) will join them around the world, in an effort to set a record for the largest synchronized dance routine at various venues ...

"It's been a lot of fun putting this together," said Cheryl Goodman, who organized the event. "The diversity of the people who are doing this is amazing."

Goodman has worked with 4-year-olds, senior citizens, men, women and folks from all different races, shapes and sizes, she said.

"I'm just amazed," she said. "Everybody has a great time."

If it rains, the performance will be moved to the Hippodrome, Goodman said.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr.)