Dancers to perform at 'Halloween House'

Published on Saturday, 28 October 2017 21:35


PLAINVILLE - Dancers from the YWCA of New Britain School of Dance will return to Plainville’s “Halloween House” on Halloween Night to dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ amid a smoke, fog and laser-light filled graveyard.

The performance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the home at 62 Metacomet Road. Twenty middle and high school aged girls will dance to the creepy classic wearing spooky makeup every 5 to 10 minutes to entertain guests. They will also be collecting canned goods to donate to the Plainville Food Pantry.

Chris Kuzia, of the YWCA of New Britain, said the fundraiser will benefit a great cause. Her dancers also view the event as a “rite of passage.”

“All the little girls wait for their turn to be Thriller dancers,” said Kuzia. “Now they are getting really into it, with many of them wearing really cool latex zombie makeup.”

Dan Bucci, who owns the aptly named ‘Halloween House’ along with his wife, Jen, has decorated their entire yard with numerous life-size horror figures. Everything from scary skeletons to slasher film icons Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Ghostface and Pinhead are present along with a giant wooden stand featuring a painting of Ichabod Crane and The Headless Horseman from Disney’s 1949 adaptation of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

Dan Bucci said the Halloween House first began when he saw that a Halloween store in a local mall was going to be closing and tossing out their numerous props. Instead he gave the decorations a new home on his front lawn.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Southington Herald on Saturday, 28 October 2017 21:35. Updated: Saturday, 28 October 2017 21:38.