Dancing With The Stars Honors American Bandstand

By: 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:

What a wonderful tribute to the legendary Dick Clark and American Bandstand on tonight’s #DWTS! Thank you @DancingABC! #music #dance #TV #CA(image) 14 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Aww 😀 the American Bandstand Tribute was so fun! Couldn’t stop smiling while watching #DWTS(image) 17 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

OK, that was an awesome tribute to Dick Clark and American Bandstand! #dwts #howfunwasthat(image) 17 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

So nice to see the tribute to Dick Clark and American Bandstand. #DWTS Where so many of us learned to dance.(image) 17 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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Chad SweelyChad Sweely is a contract writer for WebProNews, and previously was the Support Analyst for iEntry. Chad is also interested in classic Doctor Who, social dancing, and web design.

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