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Dance Your Ass Off: The Casting Special

June 18, 2009 07:00 AM by Cindy Adams


Oxygen has come up with a great new concept modeled after the tons (no pun intended) of dance shows out there. But this show has one goal in mindâ⬔for contestants to dance off that excess junk in the trunk or as Oxygen calls it Dance Your Ass Off. This is really a great concept because it combines dancing and weight loss.

Dance Your Ass Off is hosted by Dancing with the Stars’ veteran Marissa Jaret Winokur who looked lean and meanin the casting speciallike she’d been hitting the gym.

Judging the contestants will be choreographers Mayte Garcia and Danny Teeson, along with actress and dancer Lisa Ann Walter.

A familiar face for The Biggest Loser fans on the Dance Your Ass Off casting special was Dr Rob Huizenga, who helped screen the contestants to determine who was healthy enough to participate.

The casting special began with some audition tapes,with some thatwere hilarious, some that were really good, and some that were just plain scary! From this, 30 people were chosen to fly to LA and strut their stuff, while the judges whittled the group down to 12 people.

After all was said and done these are the lucky contestants:

Aliciais 23, 5’4″ and 254. She is single, from Scranton, Pennsylvania, and LOVES to dance!

DYAO - Alicia

Angelais 24, 5’7″ and 180. She is from Boise, Idaho, has been a model, and loves the song “Single Ladies” by Beyonce.

DYAO - Angela

Brandon is 20, 5’6″ and 229. He is from Canton, Ohio and plans to be an R&B sensation. DYAO - Brandon

Karla is 29, 5’2″ and 175. She hails from Scottsdale, Arizona and is a working comedian.

DYAO - Karla

Mara is 32, 5’2″ and 259. She is from Detroit, Michigan, but lives in Los Angeles and works as a substitute teacher. She is diabetic and is sure dancing will save her life.

DYAO - Mara

Miles is 29, 5’10″ and 257. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, and loves to Swing dance.

DYAO - Miles

Sophia or “Pinky” is 29, 5’3″ and 187. She is from Phoenix, Arizona and is the founder of an all-female dance crew, which has taken heras far away as Japan to dance battle.

DYAO - Pinky

Ruben is the oldest contestant at 43. He is 6’0″ and 220, and lives in Las Vegas. He loves the song “Save the Last Dance For Me” because it was his parents’ favorite.

DYAO - Ruben

Shayla is 27, 5’7″ and 203. She loves Salsa and Swing dance and lives in Corona, California.

DYAO - Shayla

Tara is 32, 5’8″ and 240. She is from Orlando, Florida and works at an advertising company.

DYAO - Tara

Trice is 24, 5’3″ and 270. She is from Chicago, Illinois and has been overweight most of her life.

DYAO - Trice

Warren is a 29-year-old nurse, who is 6’0″ and 351. He is from Orem, Utah, is married, and has two children.

DYAO - Warren

The season looks really exciting, and I think myself and every other Biggest Loser fans will love this show. I’m looking forward to the first episode to watch the contestants dance like there’s no tomorrow, lose that excess luggage, and get happy and healthy!

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One Response to “Dance Your Ass Off: The Casting Special”

  1. Daniela mckenzie Says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Dance your ass of is a great show i love it i watch it everytime it comes on my hope an dream is that one day i would get a chance to be a contestant on the show it would be the best opportunity i ever get in my life. Im 24 years old an weight 240 pound im 5_5 height i would love to lose all this flab an turn it into fab seariously im a jamaican i love to dance its my passion but im not able to dance like i use to any more cause of my weight holding me back im easily getting tired an cant keep up. I just hope that i would get the chance to get my self in shape healthy an sexxxxxxxxxy.


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