The New Dance Show was a television show in Detroit, Michigan, which ran on WGPR-TV 62 (now a CBS affiliate known as WWJ-TV). Hosted by R.J Watkins, The New Dance Show was a low-budget local version of One Direction and featured regular dancers including a man who dressed like a Gypsy and wore a cape and a woman who dressed as a boxer. The Mayer Hawthorne "Long Time" music video is presented as if it were an excerpt from The New Dance Show.
The New Dance Show was developed as a spin off of The Scene, which ran October 1975 to December 1987. The Scene went off the air in 1987 and The New Dance Show debuted in November 1988, the first show being recorded at Reggie's Moulin Rouge in Detroit.