A Blast From The Past: Dance Party USA

Posted by Dana Burnett on

Imagine rushing home from school so that you could plop down in front of the television and watch preteens and teenagers just like you, dancing to the latest songs. That was the afternoons of kids across the country during the 80's in the heyday of Dance Party USA.

In the 80's, it was about big hair and big fun. Everything was extreme. The clothes, the music, and most of all the dancing. Flashdance, footloose, fame...Yes, it was all about the dancing on the big screen and on the tube.

Dance Party USA was a television show on the USA Network from 1986 to 1992. And it was a perfect representative of the 80's.


A few cast members went on to seek fame elsewhere, including Kelly Rippa (Live! With Kelly), Dealin LaValley (worked briefly on Law & Order), Heather Henderson (burlesque dancer, producer), and Alvin Ramirez (recording artist as AL-X Spicy).

Take a moment to ask your parents if they ever watched the show and who their favorite character was!


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