ONE of the most popular pop songs of the 1980s provided the soundtrack to a week-long children’s dance workshop.
Yesterday, a group of 15 children aged five to 14 danced their way through the classic moves of Michael Jackson’s Thriller in front of dozens of parents and grandparents.
The youngsters, dressed as zombies and ghouls just like in the music video to the iconic song, performed at the Hillside and Wymering Centre in Paulsgrove.
Carrie-Anne Sait, 32, of Paulsgrove, led the workshop.
She said the children had enjoyed learning the routine.
‘They’ve been having loads of fun,’ Ms Sait said.
‘They made all their own clothes and made the set as well.’
Izzy Wakefield-Jones, 13, of Copnor, said she had liked learning the moves.
She said: ‘It’s very different to the type of dance I usually do.
‘It’s brought us all together – we’re all friends now.’
Isla Sawellis-Fry, 12, of Waterlooville, said she loved dressing up and learning the moves.
She said: ‘It was hard but we got there at the end.’
Harry Mitchell, 11, of Cosham, said: ‘Thriller is good because all the zombies come out and try to scare you.
‘It was good practicing to perform.’