Once upon the 1980s, dancing was all the rage. Back then, teenagers danced in front of their television sets. They also crimped their hair and wore Keds with scrunchy socks.
And then there was Dancin’ On Air, a “dance reality” program broadcast live from Philadelphia. Many would-be starlets appeared on the show, yet there was none so eager as little Kelly Ripa. (Dancin’ On Air was also responsible for Will Smith and Madonna‘s television debuts.)