Dance Party USA

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Dance Party USA
Genre Dance/Variety show
Presented by See list
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Ocean City, New Jersey, USA
Running time 22–24 minutes (1986–87)
45–48 minutes (1987–92)
Production company(s) Nise Productions
Broadcast
Original channel USA Network
Original run April 12, 1986 (1986-04-12) – June 27, 1992 (1992-06-27)

Dance Party USA was an American dance television show that aired on cable's USA Network from April 12, 1986, to June 27, 1992. It was originally a half-hour, but was expanded to an hour in 1987.

The program was shot live-to-tape in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and based on Dancin' On Air, a program on Philadelphia's WPHL-TV.

Hosts[edit]

  • 1986-1989, 1992: Andy Gury, Annette Godfrey
  • 1989-1991: Bob Catalano, Heather "Princess" Day, Thomas McGuire
  • 1989-1990: Amy Brady, Alvin "Spicy" Ramirez, Cindy Stark
  • 1989: Christy Springfield
  • 1990: Aubrey Ayala, Kelly Berridge, Chris Bustard, Pete Conicelli, Joanna Mistretta, Matt Robbins, Desiree Wynder

Noteworthy regulars[edit]

  • Heather Day was nicknamed "Princess" on the show because she was a fan of Prince and could been seen wearing dresses or other outfits like an eye-patch that reflected her devotion to the singer. She would meet the singer in 1994, two years after Dance Party USA ended its run.
  • Dealin LaValley was a dancer on the show and went on to do Law & Order and national TV commercials. He now works as a celebrity makeup artist.
  • Bruce Williams, who was known as "Beastie Bruce" because he wore a VW chain as did the Beastie Boys had a rap album that did well in the Philadelphia area. It was a break off of the Philadelphia rap group "Tuff Crew".

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