After the huge box office success of Footloose, Singer acted in other 1980s fare such as The Man with One Red Shoe, alongside Tom Hanks, The Falcon and the Snowman and Summer Heat.
Over the course of the film, Ariel leaves her boyfriend for Ren, challenges her parents and their rules, and ends the movie dancing alongside the other teen characters who just wanted to listen to some tunes and get footloose all along.
In Footloose, Lori Singer portrayed Ariel Moore, daughter of a small-town Bible-thumping pastor who has helped to make dancing and rock music illegal in the area, due to a tragedy that happened years before.
Although a slow seller at first, the Footloose soundtrack eventually rose to the number one spot on the Billboard Charts in April of that year, knocking Michael Jackson's Thriller out of that space.
The soundtrack features lots of songs by lots of people, including one guy that would have no career if not for film soundtracks, Kenny Loggins. 9 Million copies of Footloose were danced to.
Teens are notorious for feeling a little footloose and fancy-free when they attend a party at someone else's home, so be clear about any expectations and limitations.
Olivia Newton-John's video for Physical and movies like Footloose helped propel 80s legwarmers to even more popularity, but the fad largely died down by the mid-80s.
The Footloose soundtrack got a small conservative town back on its feet and on the dance floor, and it did the same thing for millions of music fans in the 80s.
Fans of the Footloose film and TV's Fame series may wonder whatever happened to Lori Singer, since she was such a prominent part of 1980s film and television.
Slaveholders were not footloose; they had all to lose if they should carry their blacks into Kansas and should nevertheless fail to make it a slave-state.