A more comprehensive review of this subject appears on my other blog, The Land of Whatever.
Dance Fever sprang from the mind of entertainer Merv Griffin, whose production company produced the original version from 1979-87. ABC Family latched onto the remake, which lasted a few weeks in 2003. Denny Terrio remains closely associated with the series, but some folks might not realize that he wasn't around when the series ended its 1st run in 1987, having been replaced by actor Adrian Zmed (T. J. Hooker) with season 8.
Here's a sample clip: