Take two parts â€œSo You think you can dance,â€ one part â€œThe Biggest Loser,â€ and â€œDancing With the Starsâ€ and what do you get? Oxygenâ€™s â€œDance Your Ass Off.â€
Premiering Tuesday, June 16th, at 11pm, â€œDance Your Ass Off,â€ actually seems like an interesting show. Not to make fun of the plus size community, but to add variety into working out and having fun with it, I think this may be a motivating and clever twist on the shows mentioned above!
Below is an excerpt from the press release:
NEW YORK, May 19, 2009 – 12 finalists, nearly 3,000 lbs, one goal – to go from an eating machine to a dancing machine! Oxygen unveils the fun lovin,’ hip shakin’ and bootie poppin’ contestants of Oxygen’s new dance/weight loss competition series, “Dance Your Ass Off,” in the casting special “Dance Your Ass Off: The Weight is Over,” premiering Tuesday, June 16th at 11PM ET/PT.
Hosted by TONY Award-winning actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, the half-hour special gives viewers a glimpse into the lives of the contestants who have had issues with their weight and hope to dance to unleash their inner thin. The 10 one-hour episode series launches on Monday, June 29th at 10PM ET/PT with a “plus-sized” 90-minute premiere.
Bringing dance and diet together, “Dance Your Ass Off” features talented, full-figured contestants who will have to lose to win. “Dance Your Ass Off: The Weight is Over” reveals the contestants’ stories – their struggles and aspirations -and give viewers a look at the men and women who will bust their moves on the dance floor each week.
So what is the premise exactly? Well, each week, each contestant teams up with a professional dance partner. This dance partner trains them for their performances – ranging from Hip Hop, to Ballroom and even Pole Dancing!
They showcase their moves in front of a live audience and a panel of expert judges. Just like So You Think You Can Dance, the judges score the routines. What is different here is that the contestants weigh in to reveal their weekly weight loss. The dance score and the weight loss are combined for an overall score, which determines who is sent home each week.
Curious? So am I! We shall see what Oxygen brings to the stage! Want to see the trailer? Here you go!
What do you think? Will you be watching? Will you be watching something else? Let me know, share your thoughts…. I am curious!
Keep it Curvy.Confident.Chic.