"Dance Your A** Off" features talented, full-figured contestants who struggle with their weight and dance to unleash their inner thin. Last season, the contestants’ 'thinspiration" resulted in more than 500 lbs. lost. The series pairs each contestant with a professional dance partner who trains them for their weekly stage performances. Then they burn up the dance floor and the calories in front of a live studio audience and a panel of expert judges. The judges score the routines, and then 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.
This season will be hosted by Spice Girl and "Dancing with the Stars" finalist Melanie Brown (aka Mel B.). Learn more about her at MelanieBrown.com.
About Magical Elves
Magical Elves is the production team behind some of the highest quality reality programming on television. Since their partnership began eight years ago, The Elves, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, have been nominated for eleven Primetime Emmys. Magical Elves are the recipients of the first Peabody Award ever presented to a reality television program for Project Runway and they produced 4 of Entertainment Weekly's 20 Best Reality Shows of all time. Notable credits include "Bands on the Run", "Project Greenlight" and "Last Comic Standing" and the Elves have several shows in production including "Top Chef", "Top Chef Masters", "Top Chef: Just Desserts", "The Art Show" and "Kell on Earth" for Bravo and "Arranged Marriage" for CBS.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and entertaining content to young women, wherever they are. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media, with a vast array of unconventional and original content including "Bad Girls Club," "Dance Your A** Off" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood." Available in 75 million homes, online at www.oxygen.com, or on mobile devices at wap.oxygen.com, Oxygen Media is a service of NBC Universal.
- What they look like now The contestants share their home pictures. See who's kept off the weight and who hasn't.
- Season 1 Cast: Where are they now? Get caught up with your favorites from the Dance Your Ass Off season 1 cast!
- Pinky’s Candids DYAO contestant Pinky shares her personal photos.
- Meet Shayla Get to know this DYAO contestant.
- Season Highlights See what you've missed this season on Dance Your A** Off!