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« on: November 12, 2009, 12:31:58 PM »

THought I;d start a thread regarding TV dance shows, something that's been around almost since TV became accessable to most folks way back when.

I personally have to say that the original Dance Fever was what got me to take ballroom dancing lessons, for which I am always thankful.

And yes, i used to watch American Bandstand occasionally growing up too as well as dribs and drabs of Soul Train.

So, what are your thoughts and memories of this sort fo thing?

Extra bonus question, has any one fo yoou actually been on one?

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009, 12:49:43 PM »

I have childhood memories of "Come Dancing' in England - a lot of the now greats performed there.. (BTW this preceded the now popular 'strictly come dancing').

Here is an example from the 80s, Andrew & Loraine Sinkinson doing their famous foxtrot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHpPNQEQrfs&feature=related
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009, 02:27:20 PM »

Those old "Come Dancing " clips are very cool Elise, good stuff!

Here's some 80's vintage "Dance Fever"

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7bgb9_dance-fever-memoirs_music

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=1A1EDA8C52A796E5&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&v=WXIPNynpM00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPPd8htmVYE

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A6585F6D56B1FAFE&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&v=00CmXz1ZyJU

http://www.msdancedoctors.com/media/dancefever86.wmv


And a 1979 one with none other than Frank Zappa as a celebrity judge:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a75_1182003313&to_friend=1

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 03:13:27 PM »

I have childhood memories of "Come Dancing' in England - a lot of the now greats performed there.. (BTW this preceded the now popular 'strictly come dancing').

Here is an example from the 80s, Andrew & Loraine Sinkinson doing their famous foxtrot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHpPNQEQrfs&feature=related

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 09:54:42 PM »

I'm guessing Sinkinson Foxtrot on Come Dancing was early 90s. Also check out their Tango from TV show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPpVnOVhfPo
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2009, 04:54:48 AM »

I'm guessing Sinkinson Foxtrot on Come Dancing was early 90s. Also check out their Tango from TV show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPpVnOVhfPo
close, late 80s I think.
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2009, 04:58:33 PM »

Their Tango from the Show is great. Much softer than it is now...but I like it alot...it is still done with passion and finesse, I saw some foot rise in it.. and ending was Argentine
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2009, 01:00:23 AM »

I have childhood memories of "Come Dancing' in England - a lot of the now greats performed there.. (BTW this preceded the now popular 'strictly come dancing').

Here is an example from the 80s, Andrew & Loraine Sinkinson doing their famous foxtrot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHpPNQEQrfs&feature=related

This must be from the early 90s as Lorraine didn't use Japanese curls until she turned pro, also her dress looks like a earlier 90s dress.
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2009, 01:04:42 AM »

wait a mo - I'm wrong and you guys are right - it actually says 1992 on the opening page Undecided
The tango was 4 years earlier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsgEvxdbYdY&feature=related , I assumed they were filmed at the same time...

And, wow, DSV!
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2009, 01:13:09 AM »

And, wow, DSV!

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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2010, 07:37:43 PM »

Some more early 80's Dance Fever

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=86723073712&oid=131110300170

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVvP8j6a5Hk
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2010, 09:01:12 PM »

American Bandstand is still the one that stands out for me.  I vaguely recall a show from the '60s that featured some partner dancing, particularly bossa nova which was big at the time.  It may have been locally produced.
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 03:37:37 AM »

When I was little, the local dance/music show was emceed by Jerry Blavat, "The Geator with the heater."  So, so dated, and IIRC, I was born toward the end of the show's run. But it was the place to be, in hilly, at the time.  I'll try to find some footage of actual dancing.  Here's an interview with Jerry Blavat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNNk1Zx9VFY
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2013, 07:28:19 AM »

I was in europe at the time...
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2013, 08:53:42 AM »


I've been unable to find video, so far. It didn't occur to me that Jerry Blavat's show pre-dated the VCR.  lol
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