Deney Terrio

Category: Person

A choreographer turned host of the hit show “Dance Fever.” He also appeared in Saturday Night Fever and taught star John Travolta the moves for his role.


For Big Lou to tell Nike he’s not Deney Terrio is a bigger insult than it sounds. Deney Terrio was known then primarily as a disco dancer, and many b-boys and b-girls (and some rockers, too) vehemently disliked disco music. “Disco sucks” was a phrase you often heard or even saw on bumper stickers.


The bottom line though is if you like house music, thank disco which is also currently undergoing a revival with artists like Bruno Mars and Daft Punk.