Dance your you-know-what off at CityWalk with new TV show tour


Want to see people try to lose weight by dancing? Want to try it yourself? A new dance/weight loss competition series on the Oxygen network called Dance Your A** Off will make a stop on their promotional tour this Friday and Saturday at Universal’s CityWalk. (I’m sure you can figure out what the **’s stand for. Let’s just call it DYAO.)

Guests will be able to dance with professionals on a giant stage shaped as a scale, create a customized video of themselves performing the official DYAO dance and generate their own DYAO animated dancer. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, 2009.

Oxygen’s new dance/weight loss competition series premieres at 10 p.m. on Monday, June 29 and features 12 full-figured contestants who dance to unleash their inner thin and a chance to win $100,000 grand prize. Each contestant will be paired with a professional dance partner who will train them for their weekly stage performances – ranging from hip hop, to ballroom and even pole dancing. Then they’ll shake and rattle their rolls in front of a live studio audience and a panel of expert judges: choreographer Danny Teeson, dancer/choreographer Mayte Garcia, and dancer/actress Lisa Ann Walter. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, well known for her role as plus-sized Tracy Turnblad in the hit Broadway musical Hairspray, serves as host.

None of the judges have been announced as being at CityWalk for the tour. Visit for more information about the show.


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