Dance Fever (1979–1987)

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Lotsa dancin', disco music 'n tight pants!


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Series cast summary:
Charlie O'Donnell ...
 Himself - Announcer (9 episodes, 1980-1987)
Deney Terrio ...
 Himself - Host (5 episodes, 1980-1982)
 Himself (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
 Herself (3 episodes, 1980)
Elvin Yoshida ...
 Themselves (3 episodes, 1980)
 Herself (2 episodes, 1979-1981)


Deney Terrio (later Adrian Zmed of "T.J. Hooker" fame) hosted this syndicated musical variety series in which three C-level celebrities judged amateurs dancing to hottest disco hits of the day. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Right after the closing credits, a special guest judge of the week would announce that "Dance Fever was recorded in front of an audience that was live". See more »


Referenced in Boys on the Side (1995) See more »


Living By The Beat
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Performed by Merv Griffin
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Before Dancing with the Stars!
5 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This half-hour show was shown weekly in syndication. I remember actor, Adrian Zmed, being the host back in the 1980s. They would have judges who were kinder than today's judges. Sometimes being brutally honest doesn't always convey a good image. They would dance on the dance fever stage in disco style to some seventies and eighties music. They were couples who competed for a prize money and the judges were probably dancers themselves. Anyway, the show was worth the entertainment for the time in syndication. The music reminds me of nostalgia and I recall syndication as being a comfortable place to see other programs that normally wouldn't be seen on network television.

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