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Archive for June 15th, 2009

The Thriller Dance

Posted by CRISTINA CABAL DIAZ under Listening, Music

My son Lucas, who is 9, was watching TV (I’m afraid he’s sort of becoming a couch potato if I do nothing about it) when the video of Thriller filled the screen . He called me all excited about what he was seeing. I tried to explain who Michael Jackson was ( difficult when I got to the part of him turning white) and what the video was about ( the part about the graveyard and him turning into a zombie and scaring the girl was his favourite) and then, in my determination to show him how funny dancing could be I started searching the Net and bumped into this funny page where you can learn how to dance the Thriller Dance.

And well, I am just beginning to think it might be  very interesting to teach vocabulary related to verbs of movement in a funny way. So… dear students … get ready, next year when we get to the point of learning verbs related to movement we’ll be dancing Thriller… if you don’t believe me … have a look at how organised they’ve got it all for me , ready to be used!! We might even be asked to perform at the Christmas Party!! How about that!!! I can’t wait!!!

Let’s get started

Step 1. The Dance . There are 8 lessons and each consists of 4 clips

http://thrilltheworld.com/learn/videos

Step 2. The Dance Script

http://thrilltheworld.com/images/uploads/TTW_Official_Dance_Script.pdf

Spet 3. The Lyrics and the Script together

http://thrilltheworld.com/images/uploads/TTW_Lyrics_and_Script.pdf

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