Dancin' On The Air was, apparently, a teen dance series that ran from 1981 - 1987. It predated Dance Party USA โ€” but that doesn't mean it was progressive in the least. In this selection, we're introduced to a series of teenagers slow dancing to "I Am By Your Side" by Corey Hart as the announcers explain who "stands behind" each of the dancers in their personal life. (Get it? Yeah, it's a stretch.) Weirdly, some of the dancers named their partner, while others named their parents. Wouldn't you be pissed if you listed your steady boyfriend as your main supporter and he went ahead and named his mom? In terms of televised high school dating blunders, mortifying.

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