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Top Dance - 1982 Final Television (Full Length) – 1982 Variety Dance

Top Dance - 1982 Final

Television (Full Length) – 1982 Variety Dance

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This 80s precursor to Dancing with the Stars took the competitive community spirit of Top Town to the dance floor, with dancers twirling and dipping in sequinned spandex for the ‘Top Dance City’ trophy. Hosted by radio personality Lindsay Yeo, this 1982 final follows the foxtrot and samba at Wellington’s Majestic Cabaret. Beside regional bragging rights, winners take home a Pye Vidmatic 10 inch TV. The Northern Ballet Company (the one from Auckland, not the company from Leeds) interrupt proceedings for a Venusian space travel interlude that won't soon be forgotten.

Key Cast & Crew

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Ron Pledger

Creator, Director, Producer

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Keith Catchpole

Technical Producer

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Howard Anderson

Lighting

Looking immaculate and dancing impeccably and oozing with talent are Auckland couple Edwin and Linda.
– Commentator Joan Miller on the Samba contestants