The show was filmed in Knoxville, Tennessee set at a fictional "White Horse Cafe". The show was hosted by Shelley Mangrum, a former Miss Tennessee, and co-hosted by Phil Campbell. The cast consisted of enthusiastic unpaid local dancers and visiting professional dancers and dance groups from all over the United States, creating a unique atmosphere of mixing of styles and traditions. Within the limits of the script, the dancers were free to behave and respond to the music as if in a real dance venue.
The show included a wide variety types of country dances lead and follow partner dances, choreographed dances, and line dances, as well as some others, most notably West Coast Swing, which due its slotted style allowed for dancing between tables and in other confined spaces.
- The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 228. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
- Club Dance home page by Gary Cox and Carol Cox, frequent participants of the show
- Kristine M. McCusker, Diane Pecknold (2004) "A Boy Named Sue: Gender and Country Music", University Press of Mississippi, ISBN 1-57806-678-6