BY AARON WEDRA
You see a sight that almost stops your heart.
You try to scream,
but terror takes the sound before you make it.
You start to freeze,
as horror looks you right between your eyes.
'cause this is thriller…
What do you get when you mix a giant gathering of zombies with a renowned local dance studio?
A Michael Jackson "Thriller" flash mob with family and friends!
You won’t want to miss the chance to be a part of this fun and frightening confluence of dancers and zombies on the morning of Sunday, October 20th at Davis’ first ever Zombie Bike Parade + picnic.
Put on by The Davis Odd Fellows and The Bike Campaign, and with the support of over thirty sponsors/collaborators, including Mirror Image Dance Company, the Zombie Bike Parade is expected to gather upwards of 500 attendees. Proceeds from the event will be donated to NorCal Trykers, whose mission is to create custom tricycles for children with special needs.
If you want to join the flash mob, you may want to get in the groove by practicing your dance moves, and Mirror Image Dance Company is prepared to help. Starting in October, you can check out their online “Thriller” tutorials on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and their website, or better yet, join their dance instructors on Saturday, October 12th from 1:30–2:30pm at 2121 2nd St. Ste. A-106 in Davis for a free hour long lesson.
Have an interest in pursing dance beyond “Thriller”? Mirror Image Dance Company, owned by award winning dancer Marlaina Spivey and founded in 2009, offers an array of classes for dancers of any experience level. From hip-hop to Jazz, ballet to improve, and more, there’s something for everyone.
Jaclyn Frantz, assistant director and co-owner of Mirror Image, explains, “We have classes and levels for all ages, and our world-class instructors provide quality education to every dancer. Our philosophy is to nurture strong, healthy, and happy people of all ages, genders, and body types to laugh, live, love, and dance!”
Spivey is excited to announce even more good news for those interested in dance, “Our grand opening for our new location is taking place Sunday, September 15th. There will be a free hip-hop class for kids and a demo from our dancers! Guests will also enjoy food, drink and raffle prizes. To RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website, mirrorimagedancecompany.com, and look under events. We will also have our annual showcase in May–follow us on social media for more details!”
Spivey also reminds interested parties that “at Mirror Image, your first class is always free, and now if you mention The Zombie Bike Parade – you can have 5 free classes! Our instructors and students look forward to seeing you at the bike parade.”
Registration for the October 20th, Zombie Bike Parade starts at 10:00am and the parade starts at 11:30am. Go online to www.zombiebikeparade.com now to register for just $5.
Join the masses—It’s a no-brainer!