Jerry Blavat

Jerry Blavat, the Geator with the Heater

Tom Briglia / Photographics/

Popular radio DJ Jerry Blavat is hosting a dance party to celebrate the 60th anniversary of “American Bandstand” Thursday, Oct. 12.

Step into Haven Nightclub at Golden Nugget from 5 to 7 p.m. and imagine you’re back in the era of Dick Clark’s hit TV series, but Blavat is now the host. You might even find yourself dancing alongside one of the show’s original dancers, the “Regulars,” who are coming back to jitterbug together once again.

One of the former “Regulars,” Arlene Sullivan of Ventnor, will be in attendance with a book she has co-authored titled “Bandstand Diaries: The Philadelphia Years 1956 to 1963.” She and other dancers in attendance will sign copies of the book and attendees can order copies at the event.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City is located at 600 Huron Ave. and Brigantine Boulevard. Admission is free. For more information, call 561-634-0381. Go to

—Jacklyn McQuarrie