Bruce Springsteen recorded the video for "Dancing In The Dark" on June 28, 1984.
The shoot took place with 200 extras at the RiverCentre convention center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was filmed the day before Springsteen started a massive tour at the arena to support "Born In The U.S.A.," his recently-released album that featured "Dancing," "Glory Days" and the hit title track.
The “Dancing In the Dark” video was directed by Brian De Palma, famous for movies like "Carrie" and the Al Pacino version of "Scarface." He would go on to direct the 1987 film "The Untouchables" with Kevin Costner and Sean Connery. "Dancing In The Dark" also featured a young Courteney Cox, who would go on to fame on the TV show "Friends." The actress, who had just turned 20 years old when the footage was shot, stars as a fan brought on stage with Springsteen to dance.
Helped by the popularity of the video, which got significant airplay on MTV, "Dancing In The Dark" would become Springsteen's highest-charting single to date, peaking at number two.