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'Thriller' Halloween flash mob: WSSU Style

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students received a Halloween surprise Wednesday when a flash mob broke out to Michael Jackson’s hit song “Thriller” in Kennedy Dining Hall.

Members from four different student-led dance troupes – Talent in Motion, A.R.T., Fusion Dance Team, and the African Student Union, all dressed in zombie attire – took over WSSU’s dining hall Wednesday to show off their dance skills and have a little fun for Halloween.

Chelii Broussard, program manager for student activities at WSSU, says this wasn’t the first time WSSU students have been surprised with a flash mob.

“We did this four years ago and decided to bring it back,” Broussard said. “I also wanted to see a collaboration between the dance teams on campus because we have so many. I thought it would be awesome to see them all come together and work on one project.”

WSSU dance troupes perform flash mob to Michael Jackson's hit song "Thriller" in Kennedy Dining Hall on Oct. 31. 

Broussard choreographed the routine and rehearsed it with students for a week prior to the Oct. 31 performance. There was also a buzz around campus that something exciting may happen.

“Students were so excited that I had to quiet them down so that when the music started they could hear it,” Broussard said. “Plus, Halloween fell on a Wednesday (‘Fried Chicken Wednesday’), and it helped to know that everybody was already going to be in one place.”

A video of the flash mob also caught the eye of Triad media, with coverage on WXII, WFMY and in the Winston-Salem Journal.

Four student-led dance troupes collaborated to perform "Thriller" for the WSSU student body. 

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