April 21, 2009

College aims for ‘Thriller’ record

Students and teachers from Virginia's College of William and Mary said they are trying to set a world record for performing Michael Jackson's Thriller dance.

Suzanne Seurattan, a university spokeswoman, said students, faculty and staff gathered Sunday in the Williamsburg college's Sunken Garden to learn and perform the dance made popular by Jackson's 1983 video, the (Newport News, Va.) Daily Press reported Tuesday.

Seurattan said school officials expected to hear next week whether they beat the current Guinness World Record of 147 people performing the dance.