Dancin’ its way back on the air, WPHL17 Phila will be airing four unique, vintage 1 hr original Dancin’ On Air shows Sat, 7/23/11from 8pm-10pm and 11pm-1am. Viewers will be invited to text their comments live during the broadcast.


Dancin’ On Air was broadcast live from 110/12/81 to 12/31/87 reaching across 7 east coast states. Featuring a mix of reality, music, and dance, Dancin’ On Air spearheaded the return of the daily dance show in Philadelphia. Live from WPHL17’s very own studio, the broadcast was also known to travel on-location to other East Coast favorites such as Penn’s Landing, Ocean City, Wildwood, and Hershey Park, to name a few.

Credited for jumpstarting the careers of over 200 celebrities, the show featured the now well-known talk show host and actress, Kelly Ripa, as well as Philadelphia’s very own Will Smith. Madonna made her first TV appearance singing “Everybody”, and Duran Duran graced the PHL17 studio with their very first American TV appearance, performing “Hungry Like the Wolf”.