Bandstand started to become and fan favorite and gain popularity. Bandstand had to relocate from Philadelphia to the city of Los Angeles on February 8, 1964 and was produced by Anthony “Tony” Mammarella and Dick Clark.
Dancing was a major feature of Bandstand. Bandstand popularized many dances in its day such as The Slop, The Hand Jive, and the Bop. It even invented a few such as the Stroll, the Circle, and the Chalypso. From 1963 to 1987 Bandstand aired every Saturday on ABC. After Dick Clark left the job in David Hirsh became the host of Bandstand on the USA Network. Hirsh remained the host until American Bandstand aired its last show on October 7, 1989. Bandstand was such a part of Americana that Dick Clark's podium now rests in the Smithsonian Institute.