Dancing With The Stars Honors American BandstandBy: Chad Sweely - May 9, 2012
It was just a little over a month ago when the world lost the iconic entertainer of Dick Clark, who had suffered a heart attack on April 18th of 2012. Clark was well known for hosting the American Bandstand show from the 50’s to the 90’s, a television show that showcased both singing and dancing.
Even though American Bandstand ended in 1989, the show left a legacy for Dick Clark. The popular dance-themed reality television Dancing with the Stars wanted to commemorate the popular show, along with Dick Clark’s legacy, and performed an American Bandstand-type dance routine as part of the “Macy’s Stars of Dance” section of Season 14’s quarter-final results show. The dance routine featured various dance celebrities from Dancing with the Stars swing dancing and bopping to the 50’s show’s theme song. To see the dance routine performed during last night’s results show, please view the YouTube video provided below.
To help make this event even more special, Dancing with the Stars invited various members and dancers of the original American Bandstand to sit in the front row.
The Twitter community has also shown their appreciation for Dick Clark and American Bandstand in the tweets provided below:
#DWTS Where so many of us learned to dance.So nice to see the tribute to Dick Clark and American Bandstand.