DANCE PARTY USA was broadcast daily to over 35 million households in all 50 states, all US territories and parts of Canada on the USA Network from 1986 to 1992. Kids from as far away as Guam wrote letters to the show. Kids from Canada as well as from every state in the nation flew to Philadelphia to appear on the show, even if it was just once.
The show had over 50 different hosts, and the show's ratings never declined with the departure of any of the hosts nor with the departure of any of the "regulars." A little known fact: During it's 6 year run, DANCE PARTY USA's ratings continued to increase even though the young adult demographics dwindled.
Ratings research at the time showed that audiences consistently preferred DANCE PARTY USA 10 to 3 over American Bandstand, 10 to 2 over Soul Train and 10 to 2 over Dance Fever.
DANCE PARTY USA was the 1st TV dance show to allow interracial couples to dance on TV and it was the 1st to incorporate music videos in its format (Club MTV was all music videos).
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