The New Dance Show

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The Dance Show
Genre electrofunk, funk, disco, Detroit techno, Chicago house
Created by R.J. Watkins
Developed by RJ Watkins Late Night Entertainment
Ending theme The New Dance Show Mix
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Highland Park/Detroit, Michigan
Original channel WGPR-TV 62, Detroit
Original airing November 1988
Related shows The Scene

The New Dance Show was a television show in Detroit, Michigan, which ran on WGPR-TV 62 (now a CBS affiliate known as WWJ-TV). Hosted by R.J Watkins, The New Dance Show was a low-budget local version of One Direction and featured regular dancers including a man who dressed like a Gypsy and wore a cape and a woman who dressed as a boxer.[1] The Mayer Hawthorne "Long Time" music video is presented as if it were an excerpt from The New Dance Show.[2]

The New Dance Show was developed as a spin-off of The Scene, which ran October 1975 to December 1987. The Scene went off the air in 1987 and The New Dance Show debuted in November 1988, the first show being recorded at Reggie's Moulin Rouge in Detroit.

References/External Media[edit]

  1. ^ YouTube videos. "The Scene". 
  2. ^ YouTube videos. "Mayer Hawthorne: A Long Time". Retrieved 2011-11-07.